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What will happen to my blog when I’m done with the house?

I’ve talked about a number of occasions currently (as a result of I am so enthusiastic about it) that I am lastly beginning the final inside room in our home (my studio), and by the point this room is completed, I will formally be completed with all the inside rooms in our home. And each time I deliver this up, I get lots of questions from folks asking me what I will do with my weblog after I’m completed with the studio. It appears that evidently many longtime readers are pondering that as quickly because the studio is prepared I’ll shut the weblog.

Properly, that will not occur. Let me guarantee you that whereas I am about to formally completed the inside of our home, there’ll nonetheless be a lot to do after that.

Let me provide you with a fast rundown of the place issues stand as of as we speakand the place issues will go.

The studio and the studio lavatory

This room is an enormous undertaking and consists of not solely the principle room but in addition the studio lavatory. I would actually like to complete this by mid-August of this 12 months (our 10 12 months anniversary of shopping for this home), however I am not banking on truly reaching that aim. There are lower than 4 months to go and there’s a lot of labor to be completed in these rooms.

the corridor lavatory

Simply because the inside of the home might be formally completed after ending the studio, that does not imply I will not come again and make some adjustments to some rooms. Just lately, somebody requested me in a remark, “Do you ever get uninterested in redoing initiatives you have already completed?” My reply was: “Possibly you forgot the identify of my weblog”. 😀 No. I’ll by no means get uninterested in remaking, tweaking, attempting out totally different concepts.

That stated, I discussed earlier a number of adjustments I wish to make to the corridor bathtub.

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

This consists of (1) new counter tops, (2) new accent tiles, (3) new sconces, (4) new bathe curtain, (5) new plumbing fixtures, and (6) new self-importance coloration.

the visitor room

There are nonetheless a number of adjustments I wish to make to this room, most of which I am certain I’ve talked about in earlier weblog posts.

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

The primary undertaking right here would be the partitions. From that view above, I like the look of the room. However I by no means see the room simply from that view. I see the room from this view…

Bedroom with cabinets 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 room, the partitions look unfinished to me. So I will proceed the hand drawn flower design on the highest of the opposite two partitions after which add white wainscoting on the underside of all three partitions.

Along with the partitions, I additionally must construct a body for the mattress. The unique stunning wood body I exploit right here ended up not understanding after we switched from our common mattress to an adjustable mattress on the suggestion of Matt’s physiotherapist. So, for 2 years, the mattress additionally appears to be like unfinished and appears prefer it’s floating. You possibly can see what I imply within the picture beneath…

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

And at last, I am undecided I am a yellow individual. I attempted it right here as a result of I occurred to have the yellow velvet available and determined to apply it to the home windows. And whereas I feel yellow goes nicely with blue, I am way more of a pink/coral individual. In order that may be altering, however I have not determined for certain but.

The kitchen

The kitchen was the primary room I renovated after we purchased the home, so it has been some time!

kitchen with teal cabinets and white tile walls, boxed opening to living room with pink drapes, purple chairs, teal fireplace

That does not imply I am able to fully rework it once more. However I’ve some issues I wish to do right here. For instance, how lengthy have I been saying I wish to do away with the dishwasher? A very long time! I nonetheless intend to do this, however this undertaking nonetheless hasn’t made it to the highest of the precedence listing. Finally although.

I additionally wish to do away with the concrete counter tops and exchange the quartz ones. I do not know when that can occur, however I am fed up with concrete counter tops. They served their function after we could not afford superior strong floor counter tops, however after practically ten years of coping with stains on concrete, I am completed. I stay up for the day after I can do away with them.

the addition

I do know we have been speaking about this for thus lengthy it looks as if it is by no means going to occur, however it’s going to. Each time Matt and I begin to suppose it is time, one thing occurs (just like the economic system falling aside or the banks collapsing) that makes us very not sure about doing one thing that massive proper now. However that go to occur. And when that occurs, I will have a front room, bed room, and laundry room to complete.

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

Exterior of the Home

I have been focusing so much currently on our entrance porch and there are nonetheless initiatives to be completed to complete it off. I would like to complete the portray, reinstall the sunshine strips 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 various extra exterior initiatives to be completed! Once I was cleansing out the sunroom a number of months in the past, I discovered some corbels I purchased years in the past to make planters for the entrance home windows of our home. This nonetheless must be completed!

I additionally nonetheless plan on constructing a pergola above the breakfast room home windows (that are virtually fully obscured by this plant that retains rising).

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

And I nonetheless must construct steps and end this space subsequent to the facet door of the studio. That is an outdated picture, taken a very long time in the past after we had that cinder block poured, however that is all that is nonetheless there. There are nonetheless stacked cider blocks serving as steps to this door, and steps should be constructed to match the type of the entrance steps.

Coral external door with small white portico in light gray cladding, still need to build steps to the door

After which there’s the storage. This factor is not completed but. It is helpful as it’s, nevertheless it must be finalized. That is an outdated picture so fortunately the shutters are not there. 😀 They have been put in in the home a very long time in the past. However the remainder nonetheless appears to be like just about the identical. It must be painted, and nonetheless wants a completed ceiling and lighting.

unfinished garage, still needs painting, ceiling and lighting

The Yard Tasks and Landscaping

Even in spite of everything that is completed I nonetheless have an acre of land that wants landscaping!! Remember this stunning landscaping undertaking Matt gave me for my birthday final 12 months.

landscaping plan for a one acre lot in zone 8

I actually really feel like I might work on this for the remainder of my life and by no means end it and by no means run out of issues to do. There is no losing interest with this landscaping aim.

Then there are the small initiatives

As if all that wasn’t sufficient, I have been saving concepts for art work and small initiatives that I wish to make and share and train folks how you can do for actually years. Whereas I misplaced lots of them when my exterior laborious drive broke, I nonetheless have so many concepts saved elsewhere (Pinterest, Instagram, my laptop computer) that I have been accumulating for years and simply ready for the time after I can spend extra time on these enjoyable little initiatives. . I might in all probability spend a whole decade or two simply doing enjoyable little constructing initiatives, artwork initiatives, stitching initiatives, and so on., and nonetheless not come to the tip of my artistic concepts.

All this to say that even with the inside of our home (as it’s as we speak) formally completed, and the studio prepared, there isn’t a scarcity of artistic concepts that I’ve, and issues that I wish to do, construct, and create, that I can share with you. However sure, after doing all that, it will likely be time to shut the weblog. 😉

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