Well, the house is done and we’re ready to move in.
That just never gets old.
I’ll forgive you if you go over there now and never come back. Actually, no I won’t. I need you more than she does, because she’s just darn awesome on her own. By coming back to NewlyWoodwards, you are helping the needy.
Doesn’t it feel good to give back? 😉
Anyhoo, house progress continues. This week, Ryan finished up nearly all of the lighting. What a process! We now have working fixtures in our living room, porch and entry.
This photo doesn’t really show much does it? Well, if I’d have taken it a week ago, it would have been BLACK because there were no lights. And I really love the door and having an entry area.
Speaking of an entry area, we have finally decided how we are going to use the space. Ryan took out the closet that was there originally (it was in terrible shape) and really didn’t want to put another one in. I wanted something with a rod for coats.
So we were at a crossroads. However, we’ve finally agreed on an armoire instead of building a closet. This will meet both our needs. And it may look prettier, too. And cover less of the tile that I love.
I actually saw one recently at an antique store so I just have to go back with a measuring tape and figure out if it will fit. Cross your fingers.
The other side will look identical to this.
😉 Nothing like realistic expectations, right?
As I’m sure you can gather, Ryan and I don’t always agree on renovation decisions. In fact, nearly every week something comes up that we have differing opinions about. Sometimes they are easily resolved. Other times, it takes a while. It always works out in the end, though. We just do a lot of talking through it.
Not always pretty but ends up working out. (So far, knock on wood.) And I think healthy debate makes everything better.
The other project this week was the future built-in shelves in the living room. This was another project that had some healthy debate. From the moment we walked in, I wanted built-in shelves next to the fireplace. Then, when the heating vent went it, it had to go right next to the fireplace. This changed the plans a little.
We decided to mimic the vent space on the other side of the wall as well, and used this space to run a laundry chute from the upstairs linen closet to the basement. Then, the cabinets will be built in the middle area.
We’ll eventually re-install the crown moulding at the top and the baseboard at the bottom so it really looks built-in.
(Do I have to tell you that I use “we” liberally?)
So, that’s this week. Lots more projects are in the works, and we both really feel good about how everything is going.
What do you think?
House checklist is here.