Wednesday, August 29, 2007

The search is over

Good news on the house front. Today I was the winning bidder for this property. It's a lovely flat on a nice street in a nice neighbourhood. The move should be in mid-October.


Blogger Jenny said...

Congratulations! Or, as I say to my hispanic patients who've just had a baby, "Felicidades!"

I really like the woodwork in the living room and I do think that the kitchen is quite attractive. The bedroom, however, is shockingly white. And why, exactly, is there a cupboard in the shower?? Do you get to keep the cow butter dish? :)

But one of my main questions is - why is it a selling point to have an outhouse in the backyard? An outhouse is a bathroom over there, right?? Isn't the indoor bathroom sufficient?

Questions about terminology:
- What is a double bedroom?
- What is an electric shower?
- What is double glazing?

2:19 am  
Blogger swishfish said...

They have decorated the place in a neutral way to sell it, but you're right: they have made the bedroom WHITE by filling it with white things.

Why not have a cupboard in the bathroom if there's room? I have one at the moment and it's useful.

The outhouse was very likely once a toilet, but has now been converted to storage space. A lot of these ex-tenements feature outside storage belonging to specific flats. So yes, I am happy with a single toilet and will not be requiring one outdoors...

A double bedroom is one in which a double bed will comfortably fit. A smaller room would be a single bedroom or "box room".

An electric shower is one where the water is heated by the shower unit in the bathroom itself, rather than just being a conduit to the mains water supply. They are usually weaker than showers connected to the water tank, but they never go cold.

I have no idea what you call double glazing over there. It's where the windows are 2 panes of glass with an insulating area in between, rather than a single pane of glass.

We're in negotiations as to what is included in the sale, but let's just say that it will not be falling apart on the basis of a butter dish...

9:13 am  
Blogger Jenny said...

Oh, I have nothing against having a cupboard in the bathroom. But having it physically be in the shower strikes me as a little bit odd. I have never seen anything like that over here.

And over here we just call them double paned windows.

6:01 pm  

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