When I first moved to Germany, one thing that really hit me the German love affair with wood panelling both real and fake. Continue reading “Can’t See the Wood for the Panelling”
Has anyone replaced their bulky, ugly and very old-fashioned electric night storage heaters that seem to be quite prevalent in unmodernized German homes with new slim line infrared panel heaters? Either the glass panel types or the ones with a ceramic core?
If so, I’d love to hear your experiences and opinions of them, and also how you managed to dispose of the old storage heaters.
I was recently driving through Traben Trarbach and I was very disappointed to see this:
has been demolished and replaced with this:
The original building could surely have been saved and converted into some interesting apartments or offices with bags of charm and character, but now we will end up with sterile boxes that the Germans seem to be so fond of nowadays.
Like many other people in the area, we are about to embark on an extensive programme of renovations and modernisation of our house, and being total novices would appreciate feedback and advice from anyone who has done or is doing the same on a property in the area. In particular we would welcome local contacts, recommendations or feedback on the various tradespeople and professionals we will probably be needing. Of course, everything will be handled with the strictest of confidence and nobody will be held liable for any recommendations or advice given. Below is a contact form which comes directly to me and will not appear as a comment. Many thanks in advance.