I just don't know where to start.
The Gatehouse is pretty much two buildings joined together:
Here's a picture of the shell as it is right now, fastened with an elastic band, in hopes it helps you understand my problems and where to start.
If I just do the build as it is, I just don't see how I get in there to decorate. So it seems sensible to decorate the walls and floors before building. If I decorate and then build I still have to manoeuvre all the household goods in place - but I suppose that might be doable?
But I still have a problem with that plan - I can't put floors down because I want to put in lights. I can't buy them and haven't made them and don't really know what I want where until I furnish. I also have to have the exit holes through the walls for the wires sorted before I build as drilling little holes might be an issue once it is three-dimensional. Theoretically I want all the wires to exit the wall on the left and run down the chimney between the two buildings. For example I have a kitchen on the ground floor with all kinds of grandiose ideas of lighting all over the place, none of which can be marked up until the furniture is in place.
I seem to be at some sort of impasse.
Right now, and increasingly as I am typing this, I am inclined to do the work in this order:
- crack on with making all the cottage furniture I have and standing it in place and marking up for lights
- make the lights (wish I could buy them)
- decorate walls
- thread lights in place
- add floors
- then assemble and glue cottage together
- add coving and skirting board and doors (should this be done before building?)
Can anyone see a better way or, even more importantly, can you see a fatal flaw in this idea?