Painting and Decorating Jobs I had some bad news just recently, you see it's my neighbour "Jean" her husband died recently, he was a young man really (43). He had a heart attack and was gone and Jean was on here own. Well I looked in from time to time and had a cup of tea with her and a chat (she was glad of the company), Jean didn't know what to do, she had little income and the house was too big for her, so I suggest that she should down size and have a bit of money in the bank and a smaller property with less out goings. Well she agreed and we set about a plan to get the house valued and ask the estate agent the best way forward, he said the house needed a complete refurbishment with a new swish kitchen and bathroom. He worked out that doing all the work would add about £45000 onto the value of the house, that's great that would mean that after the sale Jean could buy a nice little flat and have a bit of cash in the bank to see her through until she can get a job and get on with her life. Well we needed to find some local painters to do the painting and decorating jobs and someone to put the new kitchen and the new bathroom in. We decided to have a look in the local do-it-yourself supermarket just to get an Idea on prices and what's the latest designs on offer. Well Jean enjoyed that, ladies like to shop in case you didn't know, it was our lucky day , the store was having a sale to clear out the old kitchens and have some new ones to put on show. Well we asked the manager if we could have them measure up "Jeans" kitchen and see if the display kitchen would fit, and they measured up and the kitchen would fit with no problem, well we worked out a good price with them and gave the go ahead to fit it as soon as possible. We also asked the manager if they could help us find some local painters for the painting and decorating jobs in the house, and yes they could and he said they are first rate and he has known them for a number of years. We only have to find a new bathroom suite and then we are good to go, I was looking on "Ebay" for bathrooms and found a really nice second hand one, I showed Jean and she really liked it so I bought it there and then. I said to Jean that I could fit her new bathroom and take the old one down the local dump, she was really pleased and that was another job sorted out. The kitchen fitters were starting next week and I have put the new bathroom suite in, I just need to sort out the painting and decorating jobs, I phoned the local painters and we agreed what needed doing and the price and they will be starting the painting and decorating jobs in a few days time. At last the kitchens in and looks great, the fitters did a good job and they also did some tiling jobs just to fit in with the new kitchen and bathroom, the local painters have started and they are fast workers and it won't be long before the whole house is done and Jean can move on to the new flat she is looking
for. And so it's a big thank you to the local painters and the kitchen fitters for a job well done.