September 25, 2023

Improve Our Home

What Will Occur To My Weblog Once I’m Completed With The Home?

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I’ve talked about repeatedly currently (as a result of I’m simply so enthusiastic about it) that I’m lastly beginning on the final inside room of our home (my studio), and when this room is finished, I’ll have formally completed all the inside rooms of our dwelling. And each time I point out that, I get a whole lot of questions from folks asking me what I’m going to do with my weblog once I’m completed with the studio. It appears as if a whole lot of very long time readers are considering that after the studio is completed, I’ll be closing down the weblog.

Properly, that gained’t occur. Let me guarantee you that whereas I’m nearly formally completed with the inside of our home, there’ll nonetheless be loads to do after that.

Let me offer you a fast rundown of the place issues stand as of at the moment, and the place issues might be heading.

The Studio and Studio Toilet

Garage turned into a large office studio, still in progress

This room is an enormous venture, and contains not solely the principle room, but additionally the studio rest room. I would like to get this carried out by mid-August of this yr (our 10-year anniversary of buying this home), however I’m not putting bets on me truly assembly that objective. That’s lower than 4 months away, and there’s a ton of labor to be carried out in these rooms.

The Hallway Toilet

Simply because the within of the home might be formally completed after I end the studio, that doesn’t imply that I gained’t return and make some adjustments to some rooms. I not too long ago had an individual ask me in a remark, “Don’t you ever get uninterested in redoing tasks that you simply’ve already carried out?” My response was, “Maybe you missed the title of my weblog.” 😀 No. I’ll by no means get uninterested in redoing, tweaking, attempting out totally different concepts.

So with that stated, I’ve beforehand talked about a number of adjustments I need to make within the hallway rest room.

Colorful guest bathroom with stained wood ceiling, white trim and wainscoting judge's paneling, tile accent, colorful shower curtain, wood countertop, and coral vanity

These embody (1) new counter tops, (2) new accent tile, (3) new sconces, (4) new bathe curtain, (5) new plumbing fixtures, and (6) new self-importance colour.

The Visitor Bed room

There are nonetheless a number of adjustments I need to make to this bed room, most of which I’m fairly positive I’ve already talked about in earlier weblog posts.

Guest bedroom with hand drawn floral wall design, upholstered headboard, painted hardwood floor, built in cabinet style closets

The principle venture in right here would be the partitions. From that view above, I really like how the room seems to be. However I don’t ever see the room simply from that view. I see the room from this view…

Bedroom with closets flanking window, navy blue floral wall, painted hardwood floor

And after residing with the room as it’s for over two years, and really utilizing it as our non permanent bed room, the partitions simply really feel unfinished to me. So I’m going to proceed the hand-drawn flower design round on the higher a part of the opposite two partitions, after which add white wainscoting to the underside of all three partitions.

Along with the partitions, I additionally must construct a body for the mattress. The unique fairly wooden body that I exploit in right here ended up not figuring out once we switched our common mattress for an adjustable mattress on the suggestion of Matt’s bodily therapist. So for 2 years now, the mattress has additionally appeared unfinished, and just about seems to be prefer it’s floating. You may sort of see what I imply within the image beneath…

navy blue floral accent wall in bedroom with gold sunburst mirror and upholstered headboard

And eventually, I’m simply undecided if I’m a yellow particular person. I attempted it out in right here as a result of I simply occurred to have the yellow velvet readily available and determined to make use of that for the home windows. And whereas I believe the yellow seems to be good with the blue, I’m simply a lot extra of a pink/coral particular person. In order that is perhaps getting a change, however I haven’t determined for positive but.

The Kitchen

The kitchen was the primary room that I transformed after we purchased the home, so it’s been some time!

kitchen with teal cabinets and white subway tile walls, cased opening into living room with pink curtains, purple chairs, teal fireplace

That doesn’t imply that I’m able to utterly rework it once more. However I’ve some issues I need to do in right here. For instance, how lengthy now have I stated I need to eliminate the dishwasher? A very long time! I nonetheless plan to try this, however that venture has but to maneuver as much as the highest of the precedence record. It would finally, although.

I additionally need to eliminate the concrete counter tops and change these with quartz. I don’t know when that may occur, however I’m so carried out with concrete counter tops. They served their goal once we couldn’t afford the next high quality stable floor counter tops, however after nearly ten years of coping with stains on concrete, I’m carried out. I lengthy for the day that I can eliminate them.

The Addition

I do know we’ve talked about this for thus lengthy now that it looks as if it should by no means occur, however it should. Each time Matt and I begin to assume it’s time, one thing occurs (just like the economic system crumbling, or banks collapsing) that makes us very uncertain about doing one thing so huge proper now. Nevertheless it will occur. And as soon as it does occur, I’ll have a household room, bed room, and laundry room to complete.

Floor plan showing plans for addition to include a new master bedroom with large walk-in closet, laundry room, and family room

The Home Exterior

I’ve centered fairly a bit currently on our entrance porch, and there are nonetheless tasks to be carried out to complete that up. I want to complete up the portray, reinstall the tape lights, and end the stone skirting.

Wood front porch built over a concrete porch, dark stained porch boards, white columns and trim, coral front door

However there are such a lot of extra exterior tasks to be carried out! Once I was cleansing out the sunroom just a few months in the past, I got here throughout some corbels that I purchased years in the past to make window flower packing containers for the home windows on the entrance of our home. That also must be carried out!

I additionally nonetheless plan to construct a pergola above the breakfast room home windows (that are nearly utterly obscured by this plant that retains rising again).

Small outdoor area in front of breakfast room windows for future water feature and trellis or pergola

After which I nonetheless must construct steps and end up this space by the facet studio door. That is an previous image, taken method again once we had that concrete pad poured, however that’s nonetheless all that’s there. There are nonetheless stacked cider blocks serving as steps to this door, and I must construct steps to match the fashion of the entrance steps.

coral exterior door with small white portico on light gray siding, still need to build steps to the door

After which there’s the carport. This factor remains to be not completed. It’s helpful simply as it’s, nevertheless it must be completed. That is an previous image, so fortunately, the shutters are now not there. 😀 They have been put in on the home way back. However the remaining nonetheless seems to be just about the identical. It must be painted, and it nonetheless wants a completed ceiling and lighting.

unfinished carport, still needs paint, ceiling, and lighting

The Yard Initiatives & Landscaping

Even as soon as all of that’s carried out, I nonetheless have an acre of land that wants landscaping!! Don’t neglect this stunning landscaping plan that Matt purchased me for my birthday final yr.

landscape plan for a one-acre lot in zone 8

I actually really feel like I may work on that for the remainder of my life and by no means get it completed, and by no means run out of issues to do. There’s no method I may get tired of that landscaping objective.

Then There’s The Small Initiatives

As if all of these issues weren’t sufficient, I’ve been saving concepts for paintings and small tasks that I need to do and share and educate folks make for actually years. Whereas I misplaced an entire lot of them when my exterior onerous drive broke, I nonetheless have so many concepts saved somewhere else (Pinterest, Instagram, my laptop computer) that I’ve been amassing for years and simply ready for a time once I can spend extra time on these small, enjoyable tasks. I may in all probability spend a whole decade or two simply doing small enjoyable constructing tasks, artwork tasks, stitching tasks, and many others., and nonetheless not get to the top of my inventive concepts.

All of that to say that even when the inside of our home (because it stands at the moment) is formally completed, and the studio is finished, there isn’t any scarcity of inventive concepts that I’ve, and issues that I need to do, construct, and create, that I can share with you. However sure, as soon as I’ve carried out all of that, then it’ll be time to close down the weblog. 😉

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