September 23, 2023

Improve Our Home

A Fairly Huge Studio Design Change

4 min read

I’m again with one other lesson in “it’s okay to vary your thoughts, even in the midst of an enormous undertaking.” I alter my thoughts on a regular basis. I permit myself that freedom as a result of (1) that is my home, (2) I would like to like my home since we’re on this one for the lengthy haul, and (3) I shouldn’t need to dwell with issues I don’t like if I’ve the power and the funds to vary them. And people guidelines don’t simply apply to me. They apply to you as effectively.

This modification wasn’t straightforward to get my thoughts round as a result of it is going to fully change the look of the entrance wall of the studio. And by entrance wall, I imply the lengthy mural wall. The wall. The focal wall of the whole room.

For years now, I’ve had in my thoughts what this wall would appear to be. In spite of everything, I did this drawing again in 2017, and I’ve by no means actually thought-about one other look.

That’s a very long time to have a plan in place! I did make a change once I determined to get rid of the desk areas and put decrease cupboards all the best way throughout that wall. However that didn’t actually change the general look of the wall. However the change that I’m making now will change the general look.

Yesterday, I put collectively two of the 4 higher cupboards for this wall and put them into place.

I had nonetheless deliberate so as to add 20-inch cupboards on high of these in order that the completed cupboards can be the complete peak of the wall. And these are speculated to be open cabinets with no doorways.

However the extra I checked out this wall, the extra I spotted that what I’d actually wish to see is extra of the mural. As soon as I get these cupboards construct 20 inches increased, get all of them trimmed out, after which get the home windows trimmed out, the one good portion of the mural that can present will probably be that giant heart part.

My preliminary thought was that I might carry the mural onto the again panels of these higher cupboards since they’re going to be open cabinets, however my mother talked me out of that. She stated that after I get issues on the cabinets, it will look too busy with the objects in entrance and the large flowers in again. I didn’t need to admit it 😀 , however I do know she’s proper.

I needed to resolve what was extra vital — the higher open cabinets or the mural. And fairly truthfully, I got here down on the aspect of the mural. In spite of everything, open cabinets can and do look fairly in the event that they’re styled excellent. However who desires to maintain all of these open cabinets fairly and styled in a studio/workroom? I don’t need to have to fret about that! I need to have the ability to stash issues behind closed doorways and in drawers, and get on with the enjoyable of making.

So I’ve determined to eliminate the higher open cabinets and take the mural all the best way throughout that wall, from finish to finish. MORE FLOWERS, PLEASE!!! I’ll take extra flowers over open cabinets any day of the week. 😀

That doesn’t imply that these cupboards will go to waste. Actually, I’m going to order doorways for them, and order extra cupboards to go together with them (since these are solely 40 inches excessive), and put them proper right here…

The plan from the start was to have storage on this wall that’s simply contained in the room as you’re strolling from the breakfast room into the studio. However once I ordered the IKEA cupboards, I couldn’t resolve what I needed right here, so I simply determined to go away it and handle it later. So that is meant to be! These cupboards match completely right here, and so they’ll be a lot extra use to me with doorways on them so I can retailer paint and different issues behind closed doorways.

I believe that is going to work out completely. I’ll get MORE FLOWERS and extra very helpful closed door storage. That appears excellent to me. And the good factor is that if I ever resolve that I do really need higher cupboards on that lengthy entrance wall, I can all the time add them at a later date. However for now, I’m off to purchase two extra items of that mural in order that I can see these flowers spanning the complete 20 ft of that wall. 😀

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