Masonry is like pastry – well nearly

HOW TO BUILD A CONCRETE STEP

In my first home, I repainted walls. In the second, I also installed a kitchen, layed tiling & parquet floor. The third, we constructed it, now almost nothing frighten me. Beware, this post has a high glamorous potential! But please don’t run away – I’m persuaded that having a drawer filled of clothes for DIY-ing isn’t incompatible with a well stocked make-up case. For a long time, I thought that masonry was too hard, too heavy, too technical and too dirty, I couldn’t imagine putting hands in concrete.

And then, we built our house.

Positive side? We’re Masters ! We wanted airy volumes, materials unity, we were able decide of everything, from A to Z.

Negative side? A colossal construction site and not stretchable financial ressources. (more…)