A couple of weeks ago, we said goodbye to our trusty but tired looking desk and worn out floor in reception, closed the doors and went home for the weekend (not before snapping some quick ‘before’ pics though of course). When we came back to work on the Monday morning, we walked in to a Fairy Godmother-like transformation! We were absolutely delighted that our contractors from Crafted & Co had been working tirelessly over the whole weekend to give our reception area a whole new lease of life. Comparing the before and after pictures shows just how much work they put in!
We are utterly thrilled with our new-look reception which has given us, amongst other things, a completely new desk with a privacy panel and room for two people to work, convenient storage units to help keep us organised and tidy, a new comfortable waiting area bench, and a brand new credenza for our refreshments (which as always are freshly brewed Tynemouth Coffee, a selection of Ringtons flavoured teas and of course a range of Ringtons cookies). All the new furniture was built in their Gateshead workshop and transported over at the weekend to be fitted once the new flooring was in place.
Not bad for one weekend!
Thank you to all of our tenants for accommodating us over the weekend while the work was being carried out, and special thanks must go out to Sarah and her lovely assistant Emma, from Sarah Deane Photography, for taking these fab shots for us and sending them over within 24 hours, we are very grateful indeed (watch this space for a very special offer from the photography studio in the New Year!). We hope you’ll all agree with us that it was worth shutting the building down over one weekend to enable the contractors to crack on and get everything set up for the Monday morning. We’ve already had some lovely feedback from both tenants and visitors to Clavering House about what an improvement it’s made. Let us know what you think!