6 months later and the flat is done. A tenant moves in tomorrow. It was rented out in a day! I feel a real sense of achievement - I'm quite chuffed with myself. Lots of people do this every day I know, and on a much much bigger scale than mine. I could do it again. It is so totally totally different than living through a renovation (which I've been doing for 8+ years). It makes all the difference to go home and leave the mess and dust and clutter. Perhaps I feel really chuffed because this has FINISHED, whereas there is no finishing line at home? I have no control over the home front due to my partner being a carpenter and in charge of all building .....is that why there is no satisfaction? The lack of control? Am I a control freak? He is so so slow on the home front. And this is funny...I asked him to help with a couple of things at the flat...and he is the only tradesman/contractor I've had trouble with!! He was desperate to do the entire reno, but I said no way. It was my flat and my project. Perhaps I feel vindicated that I can contribute to a renovation efficiently, practically and cost-effectively. Anyhoo, whatever... it has been a fantastic project for me.