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

I’ve talked about repeatedly recently (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 numerous questions from folks asking me what I’m going to do with my weblog after I’m completed with the studio. It appears as if numerous very long time readers are pondering that when the studio is completed, I’ll be closing down the weblog.

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

Let me provide you with a fast rundown of the place issues stand as of at this time, and the place issues will likely be heading.

The Studio and Studio Rest room

Garage turned into a large office studio, still in progress

This room is an enormous mission, and contains not solely the primary room, but additionally the studio rest room. I would like to get this achieved by mid-August of this 12 months (our 10-year anniversary of buying this home), however I’m not putting bets on me really assembly that purpose. That’s lower than 4 months away, and there’s a ton of labor to be achieved in these rooms.

The Hallway Rest room

Simply because the within of the home will likely be formally completed after I end the studio, that doesn’t imply that I received’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 just’ve already achieved?” My response was, “Maybe you missed the identify of my weblog.” 😀 No. I’ll by no means get uninterested in redoing, tweaking, making an attempt out totally different concepts.

So with that mentioned, I’ve beforehand talked about a number of adjustments I wish 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 embrace (1) new counter tops, (2) new accent tile, (3) new sconces, (4) new bathe curtain, (5) new plumbing fixtures, and (6) new self-importance coloration.

The Visitor Bed room

There are nonetheless a number of adjustments I wish to make to this bed room, most of which I’m fairly certain 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 primary mission 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 truly utilizing it as our momentary 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 take advantage of in right here ended up not figuring out after 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 regarded unfinished, and just about seems to be prefer it’s floating. You possibly can sort of see what I imply within the image under…

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

And at last, 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 feel the yellow seems to be good with the blue, I’m simply a lot extra of a pink/coral particular person. In order that could be getting a change, however I haven’t determined for certain but.

The Kitchen

The kitchen was the primary room that I reworked 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 transform it once more. However I’ve some issues I wish to do in right here. For instance, how lengthy now have I mentioned I wish to do away with the dishwasher? A very long time! I nonetheless plan to do this, however that mission has but to maneuver as much as the highest of the precedence record. It is going to ultimately, although.

I additionally wish to do away with the concrete counter tops and exchange these with quartz. I don’t know when that may occur, however I’m so achieved with concrete counter tops. They served their function after we couldn’t afford a better high quality stable floor counter tops, however after virtually ten years of coping with stains on concrete, I’m achieved. I lengthy for the day that I can do away with them.

The Addition

I do know we’ve talked about this for therefore lengthy now that it looks as if it should by no means occur, however it should. Each time Matt and I begin to suppose 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 massive proper now. But it surely 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 targeted fairly a bit recently on our entrance porch, and there are nonetheless tasks to be achieved 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 achieved! After I was cleansing out the sunroom a couple of months in the past, I got here throughout some corbels that I purchased years in the past to make window flower bins for the home windows on the entrance of our home. That also must be achieved!

I additionally nonetheless plan to construct a pergola above the breakfast room home windows (that are virtually 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 aspect studio door. That is an previous image, taken means again after 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 model 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, however it must be completed. That is an previous image, so fortunately, the shutters are not there. 😀 They had been put in on the home way back. However the remainder 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 achieved, I nonetheless have an acre of land that wants landscaping!! Don’t neglect this lovely landscaping plan that Matt purchased me for my birthday final 12 months.

landscape plan for a one-acre lot in zone 8

I truthfully really feel like I might 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 means I might get tired of that landscaping purpose.

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 wish to do and share and educate folks learn how to make for actually years. Whereas I misplaced a complete lot of them when my exterior laborious drive broke, I nonetheless have so many concepts saved somewhere else (Pinterest, Instagram, my laptop computer) that I’ve been accumulating for years and simply ready for a time after I can spend extra time on these small, enjoyable tasks. I might most likely spend a complete decade or two simply doing small enjoyable constructing tasks, artwork tasks, stitching tasks, and many others., and nonetheless not get to the tip of my artistic concepts.

All of that to say that even when the inside of our home (because it stands at this time) is formally completed, and the studio is finished, 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, as soon as I’ve achieved all of that, then it’ll be time to close down the weblog. 😉