It's been about a month since we received planning approval to commence upgrades to the cottage at 640 High Street Echuca.
To put it bluntly, the space has seen better days. Lots of framework has been built, sections of walls removed, floors cut open, and plumbing and electrical upgrades started.
Without doubt the most involved upgrade so far has been the installation of a grease trap. Like the name suggests, a grease trap essentially captures the 'grease' (think animal or vegetable fats) and releases the 'clean' water into the sewer line. Because this needs to be installed underground, it has meant a lot of the flooring has been removed to make room to dig connecting pipes from the kitchen sink to the grease trap.
The structural change I'm most excited about is the installation of bifold windows where the front door currently sits. This will open up the whole front section to North and West facing light - happy days! You can see in the image below the space where the window will occupy.
There are still a few more changes needed outside but all in good time. Every day it gets closer!