Oooh…If I gave the impression that the house was completed–I am sorry. It is, in fact, far from it. My open house was just to show a bit of what the new upstairs looks like. We are having a very difficult time getting the hardwood flooring squared away. Home Depot has fallen short on their assurances of a quick job. Lowes is trying to pick up some of the slack. And private floor stores are really pricey and take quite some time as well.
We’ll start by walking up the stairs. Two new steps were added as the modular addition was placed above the old floor. Looks like I will need a new runner, huh? As we turn right at the top of the stairs, we come to mine and Kevin’s new bedroom. It is much larger than our old room and has a walk in closet and a bathroom with shower. I am a bit disappointed with the placement of the windows as it difficult to place the bed. And that lovely window–the eyebrow or elliptical–both difficult and expensive to cover.
I really like the tile we chose for the bathroom floor. While tumbled marble is lovely–it was a bit out of our price range. I think this is a nice alternative. We need to order some shower doors. The vanity is ugly. Kevin took a few liberties while I was in Paris and ordered a very ugly oak. Maple or cherry were among my suggestions. I, of course, insisted the company was mistaken and they took both ugly vanities away. The kids is being replaced with the maple I chose and the ugly vanity is on its way back.
A walk in closet is a luxury I have never had. What on earth will I put in there? I am not much of a clothes shopper….Yarn? Sure!! I have plenty of that.
Back in the hall and to the left we have the kids bathroom. This is very good. We desperately needed that bathroom. Owen has been wetting the bed since last May and carrying him down the stairs at 11pm stinks. Woohoo! To the left of the bathroom is the most exciting room in the house. Are you ready?
It’s the laundry room. Can you imagine–all the bedrooms AND the washer and dryer on the same floor? Oh, I can hardly contain my excitement. Yes, that is a bit of sarcasm but some real happiness too. I have enjoyed having all of the kids dressers in the dining room. I just fold the laundry and put it right in the drawers. Happiness.
Just past the washer and dryer is a linen closet and Owen’s room. Kevin had it designed with a double window on the back wall and a single window on the side. I had the single removed. I know they thought I was all nuts but I don’t think Owen can be trusted with that window next to his bed. Even if he didn’t jump he might kick it. We got Owen and awesome bed from IKEA.
Next to the O-man’s room is Cam’s room. I wanted to put bunk beds in there but it will be tight with Kevin’s windows again. Sigh. A trundle if nothing else–the kid is desperate for someone–other than Owen–to sleep in his room.
Gracie chose the largest room in the house (next to ours in place and size). Sleeping in the basement with her brothers has lost its novelty and we moved her up to her room. Hopefully the hardwood gets installed next week. Keep your fingers crossed. Inspections went well today. Things are moving along. Not nearly as fast as we thought but steady enough. Very little knitting but I can hardly find it in the midst of this chaos.