At the end of February, I got a call from the windows guys, informing me that windows are fabricated (in Poland), delivered to Latvia and they are ready to install them.

We agreed they will install them on Monday morning. As we kept spending our days in another part of Latvia, I asked to send me the final images.

After windows were replaced, a new concrete floor with an underfloor heating system was installed. Here are some pictures

New windows installed

New windows installed

These are so-called 6-pane glass windows

Plastic windows from the inside

Plastic windows from the inside

This one is the kitchen window

Once the windows were installed, contractors moved on and started preparing the floor for dry concrete (Estrich) with underfloor heating

Preparing floors for dry concrete

Preparing floors for dry concrete

The pipes visible outside from the floor in the future will be the backbone of the heating system

Master bedroom under construction

Master bedroom under construction

In the future, it's planned to install here hardwood flooring (parquet)

Pipes for underfloor heating

Pipes for underfloor heating

Bathroom. during the construction process, we decided to install a small sauna later here (instead of a bath tube)

Sand mixer maxhine

Sand mixer machine

It was a convenient way to pour in concrete using this compressor aggregate and making all concrete outside

Some special laser aggregate to pour in floor in a right level

Some special laser aggregate to pour in the floor in a right level  

Pouring in new concrete floor

Pouring in new concrete floor

new concrete flooring with underfloor heating system

new concrete flooring with underfloor heating system

I was told that a total of 8 cm concrete floor were poured in

for the next weeks, it's planned to install drywall ceiling and finish window aisles

Cost so far:

  • Water plumbing: EUR 60
  • Sadales Tīkls: EUR 60
  • Electrician: EUR 155
  • Architect: EUR 800
  • Removing walls and floor: EUR 750
  • Chalk removing, / wiring: EUR 500
  • Wall plastering/frame for drywall ceiling (bedroom): EUR 700 ( EUR 175)
  • New windows: EUR 1,252 
  • Window replacement: EUR 200
  • Estrich floor with an underfloor heating system: EUR 1,500
  • Rock wool for the ceiling, drywall constructions, and some wiring: EUR 250

TOTAL: EUR 6,227 ( EUR 175)

With that said, the total cost for the purchase and renovation (so far) has reached EUR 10K. So far we have spent around EUR 109 per square meter for renovation works