Well it’s a resounding vote of confidence for rough luxe, with 81% of renoVoters telling us they want No 9 to have a New York penthouse feel (we can dream). Fantastic news for my budget, less fantastic news for our plasterer, but he’s probably getting sick of us anyway. What I save in money, we’ll have to make up in diy-determination – cleaning bricks looks fun. Still the results should be worth it – I’ll post pics of our first cleaned-up wall in the next renovation report.