Sunday, December 12, 2010

Creature Comforts

So while my dear husband has been working on important things today like paneling and finish work, I've been playing house :o)
I put up the bathroom curtain today, we decided against a door as we wanted a light, airy feeling both inside and outside of the bathroom. I chose an organic linen fabric with a darker shade colour block on the bottom. It transfers light beautifully while still allowing for privacy in the bathroom.
I also put up the curtains to cover the under counter storage. It is the same heavy organic flannel that I used for the window treatments and does a good job at hiding the dishes and pantry items under the counter.
I'm so looking forward to being done with the finish work so that I can reclaim my home from the misc. tools and work items that are always laying around.

Coat Closet

We got the corner behind the front door finished up and I rolled my kitchen island over there instead of hiding it under the counter. Eventually when we move to another location, this will be where my washer and dryer will go as it is already plumbed in (behind the island), but for now while I have shared laundry facilities in the garage of the main house, I'll keep the island there. Then when the washer and dryer are in the house, I'll roll it back under the counter top :o)
I also get a wonderful coat closet! Yay! It fits perfectly into the space under the stairs.
I'm still deciding what style of doors I want, so hubby hasn't put those on yet for me. I think I might do door frames with fabric panels inset into them that match the curtains so that if we put any coats away damp there is still good airflow into the closet. And the space above will be great for setting up electronics (dvd player, laptop storage/charging, etc).

Sunday, December 5, 2010

And then.....there was more work.....

I digress, while I would love to be one of those people that throws her tv out the window and only meditates and reads non-fiction, I am not. I enjoy watching tv while I do the dishes :o)
So, we found an articulating tv mount that we attached to the side of the stairs so that I can watch in the kitchen, or in the living room. And it folds out of the way when I'm not using it.

To utilize the space behind the stairs, we're going to build a coat closet and shoe rack, and then put the DVD player and audio equipment on top of the closet so that everything will be orderly and out of the way.

Hubby also got all of the paneling up in the bathroom

And he's building me some shelving along the wall outside of the bathroom and opposing the kitchen. And no, we're not a couple of raging alcoholics :o) I'm planning to use the shelves he will put in for my vitamin bottles/loose leaf tea/and spices. It should work out great!

It's exciting to see the walls start to come together. After looking at fuzzy wool walls for quite some time it's nice to be able to run my hands along solid wood walls. And I love that the wood holds the heat and feels warm to the touch :o)