Posts tagged “Refurbishment”

RENOVATION SEASON REVEALS MORE HISTORY OF OUR BUILDING 
Zed ‘dusted off’ (ironically!) and donned his ‘rubble’ gear again to begin our annual renovations here at the Riviera Guesthouse. 
 
This month, it’s the turn of two single rooms to undergo their transformation – and then we found some fascinating ‘treasure’ underneath the floorboards! 
 
With our Guesthouse being a Victorian building, we’re forever unveiling quirky items while we’re renovating, revealing a little more of the Riviera’s interesting history. 
 
This time, we found a collection of items belonging to a Lieutenant Bewley and Lieutenant Hogg dating from during World War Two (around 1942) to 1969. 
 
Among the finds, there was a laundry order slip from 2nd November 1942 where Lt. Bewley had: “1 Shirt, 3 Gent’s Pants, 1 Bath Towel, 1 Collar and 2 Handkerchiefs laundered at a price of 14.5p” in total. No doubt it would be more expensive these days! 
REVAMP OF OUR ENTRANCE AREA 
At Riviera Guesthouse, we understand that first impressions do count therefore we have put our heads together this month to come up with a few ideas to give our guest’s impressions on entering our building a little bit more attention. 
 
We have painted the entrance pillars from a magnolia to a jet black which we feel frames the entrance to the building. 
 
We have also painted the rails outside the building in the similar jet back paint with the detailing painted in silver. 
 
We have changed the UPVC door to a wooden composite door.