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 residence. And each time I point out that, I get plenty of questions from individuals asking me what I’m going to do with my weblog once I’m completed with the studio. It appears as if plenty of very long time readers are considering that when the studio is completed, I’ll be closing down the weblog.

Effectively, that received’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 provide you with a fast rundown of the place issues stand as of at present, and the place issues might be heading.

The Studio and Studio Rest room

Garage turned into a large office studio, still in progress

This room is an enormous undertaking, and consists of not solely the principle room, but in addition the studio toilet. I would like to get this achieved 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 aim. 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 might be formally completed after I end the studio, that doesn’t imply that I received’t return and make some modifications to some rooms. I lately had an individual ask me in a remark, “Don’t you ever get bored with redoing initiatives that you simply’ve already achieved?” My response was, “Maybe you missed the identify of my weblog.” 😀 No. I’ll by no means get bored with redoing, tweaking, making an attempt out completely different concepts.

So with that mentioned, I’ve beforehand talked about a number of modifications I wish to make within the hallway toilet.

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 vainness shade.

The Visitor Bed room

There are nonetheless a number of modifications 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 principle undertaking in right here would be the partitions. From that view above, I really like how the room seems. 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 dwelling 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 regarded unfinished, and just about seems prefer it’s floating. You’ll be able to type of see what I imply within the image under…

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 individual. I attempted it out in right here as a result of I simply occurred to have the yellow velvet available and determined to make use of that for the home windows. And whereas I believe the yellow seems good with the blue, I’m simply a lot extra of a pink/coral individual. 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 fully 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 undertaking has but to maneuver as much as the highest of the precedence record. It’s going to finally, although.

I additionally wish to do away with the concrete counter tops and exchange these with quartz. I don’t know when that can occur, however I’m so achieved with concrete counter tops. They served their objective once we couldn’t afford a better high quality strong floor counter tops, however after nearly 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 thus lengthy now that it looks like 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 financial 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 centered fairly a bit recently on our entrance porch, and there are nonetheless initiatives 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 initiatives to be achieved! After I was cleansing out the sunroom a number of 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 achieved!

I additionally nonetheless plan to construct a pergola above the breakfast room home windows (that are nearly fully 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 outdated 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 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, but it surely must be completed. That is an outdated image, so fortunately, the shutters are not there. 😀 They have been put in on the home way back. However the remainder nonetheless seems 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 Tasks & 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 yr.

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 method I might get tired of that landscaping aim.

Then There’s The Small Tasks

As if all of these issues weren’t sufficient, I’ve been saving concepts for paintings and small initiatives that I wish to do and share and educate individuals the way to make for actually years. Whereas I misplaced an entire lot of them when my exterior laborious drive broke, I nonetheless have so many concepts saved elsewhere (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 initiatives. I might most likely spend a complete decade or two simply doing small enjoyable constructing initiatives, artwork initiatives, stitching initiatives, and so forth., 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 present) is formally completed, and the studio is finished, there isn’t a scarcity of inventive 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. 😉