Hi Tuddlytops, why do I feel such excitement when I look at all the work you have to do? I must be mad,lol. I will try to put up some photos of what we did with our cooker/fireplace. Amazing what an old beam and some old red bricks can do to create atmosphere. Just need to get 'he who knows how' to upload some pics and I'll post them. Best of luck and the days are getting longer. Just think what the summer will be like:) Eibh.