All the building work has meant that we've done almost nothing to the interior of the house, knowing there would be mending to do when it was finished. So now I have channels in the walls:
Unfortunately due to the complications of doing the wiring (the electrician says he's done hotels faster than he did our place), there has been some damage that we didn't anticipate. Not all the the floors are going to back the way they were, so we may have to live with floorboards for a while. I was surprised to find that the floorboards in the hallway are painted:
We've done well to get all the work done quite early on, but its going to be a long winter of learning to DIY - wish us luck!!
PS If the title doesn't mean anything, then you need to know of The Gas Man Cometh.