The living room:
The floor of the shower is lined with pebbles from Aberdeen beach set in waterproof cement, in a base that I made from concrete and then polished with a series of coarse to fine grit pads. The stones are arranged roughly by colour; they feel pleasant underfoot.
The basin stand is made from odd pieces of pitch pine laminated together.
There was some exterior work to be done, apart from the wooden deck outside the patio doors: paving the walkway between the new building and the steading. I bought stone slabs in a range of modular sizes (based on a unit of 14 cm). I cut scale tiles out of cardboard to work out the optimal arrangement – avoiding 4 corners together, and no straight lines with more than 3 joints – recommended for best visual effect. Then I copied this design with the real slabs, setting them on a weak sand and cement mix over sub-base (coarse gravel which fills holes in the hardcore rubble beneath). Joints were filled with a granular material that you just brush into the gaps and leave to set. The walkway immediately became a valuable extension to the workshop; the circular saw bench has been there ever since.