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

Final Up to date on April 27, 2023 by Kristi Linauer

Word (4/27/2023): Hey, all! I’ve been a bit underneath the climate for the previous couple of days, so I’m going to take there remainder of the week to loosen up and recuperate. Hopefully, I can get again to work quickly, and have progress to share with you subsequent week.

I’ve talked about repeatedly currently (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 completed, 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 once I’m completed with the studio. It appears as if numerous very long time readers are considering that after the studio is completed, I’ll be closing down the weblog.

Nicely, that gained’t occur. Let me guarantee you that whereas I’m virtually formally completed with 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 immediately, and the place issues will probably be heading.

The Studio and Studio Lavatory

Garage turned into a large office studio, still in progress

This room is a giant venture, and consists of not solely the primary room, but additionally the studio toilet. I would like to get this executed 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 objective. That’s lower than 4 months away, and there’s a ton of labor to be executed in these rooms.

The Hallway Lavatory

Simply because the within of the home will probably be formally completed after I end the studio, that doesn’t imply that I gained’t return and make some adjustments to some rooms. I just lately had an individual ask me in a remark, “Don’t you ever get bored with redoing initiatives that you simply’ve already executed?” My response was, “Maybe you missed the identify of my weblog.” 😀 No. I’ll by no means get bored with redoing, tweaking, attempting out totally different concepts.

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

The Visitor Bed room

There are nonetheless a number of adjustments I need 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 venture in right here would be the partitions. From that view above, I really like how the room appears. 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 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 appeared unfinished, and just about appears prefer it’s floating. You’ll be able to form of see what I imply within the image beneath…

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

And at last, I’m simply unsure 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 readily available and determined to make use of that for the home windows. And whereas I believe the yellow appears good with the blue, I’m simply a lot extra of a pink/coral individual. In order that may 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 need to do in right here. For instance, how lengthy now have I stated I need to do away with the dishwasher? A very long time! I nonetheless plan to try this, however that venture has but to maneuver as much as the highest of the precedence record. It is going to ultimately, although.

I additionally need 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 executed with concrete counter tops. They served their objective once 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 executed. 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 is going to by no means occur, however it is going to. Each time Matt and I begin to suppose it’s time, one thing occurs (just like the financial system crumbling, or banks collapsing) that makes us very not sure about doing one thing so huge proper now. Nevertheless it 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 currently on our entrance porch, and there are nonetheless initiatives to be executed to complete that up. I would like 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 executed! Once 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 bins for the home windows on the entrance of our home. That also must be executed!

I additionally nonetheless plan to construct a pergola above the breakfast room home windows (that are virtually 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 previous 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 fashion 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, nevertheless it must be completed. That is an previous image, so fortunately, the shutters are not there. 😀 They have been put in on the home way back. However the remaining nonetheless appears 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 executed, I nonetheless have an acre of land that wants landscaping!! Don’t neglect this stunning 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 may 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 may get tired of that landscaping objective.

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 need to do and share and train folks the way to make for actually years. Whereas I misplaced an entire lot of them when my exterior onerous drive broke, I nonetheless have so many concepts saved somewhere else (Pinterest, Instagram, my laptop computer) that I’ve been gathering for years and simply ready for a time once I can spend extra time on these small, enjoyable initiatives. I may most likely spend a complete decade or two simply doing small enjoyable constructing initiatives, artwork initiatives, stitching initiatives, and many others., and nonetheless not get to the tip of my inventive concepts.

All of that to say that even when the inside of our home (because it stands immediately) is formally completed, and the studio is completed, there isn’t a scarcity of inventive concepts that I’ve, and issues that I need to do, construct, and create, that I can share with you. However sure, as soon as I’ve executed all of that, then it’ll be time to close down the weblog. 😉