I used to be starting to assume at the present time would by no means occur. After I met with the contractor that we’re going to make use of for our home addition on the finish of July, he gave me the identify of the architect that they often use for his or her tasks. The architect contacted me shortly after to arrange a gathering, but it surely has been one highway block after one other for the final three months.
He contacted me a number of days earlier than he was supposed to go away for a two-week cruise, however I couldn’t match a gathering into my schedule earlier than he left, so I advised him to contact me when he bought again. Effectively, proper after he bought again, he bought COVID and quarantined himself for 10 days. Then after that, Matt and I each got here down with colds. Then the architect needed to exit of city (or maybe out of state). Then I used to be down for 10 days with sciatica. 😀
I imply, I’m not one to search for “indicators” or something, however even I used to be starting to surprise if this enterprise relationship wasn’t imagined to occur. 😀 However I made a decision to only be affected person, strive to not get anxious about something, and simply let issues occur after they occur. That’s type of been my perspective about the entire addition. Whereas I desperately need it completed NOW, I additionally don’t wish to rush into issues, make silly errors, make dangerous selections, and so forth. So I’m doing my finest to stay calm, clear-headed, and peaceable about the entire thing.
However we’re lastly assembly as we speak, and I couldn’t be extra excited!! I’ve by no means met with an architect earlier than. I’ve by no means had any tasks that required an architect till now. One undertaking required a seek the advice of with a structural engineer, however the contractor took care of that. So that is all new to me, and I actually don’t know what to anticipate from this assembly.
I’m ready with all of my drawings and notes, although. Fortunately, I’ve had actually years to dream about and plan this addition, in order that’s given me loads of time to work by way of all the varied prospects, land on the one which feels proper to me, and actually have time to mull it over to verify I don’t wish to make extra modifications. However I’ve been fairly content material with the final structure I confirmed y’all, which appears like this…
I haven’t needed to alter something in regards to the flooring plan since then. That association feels excellent to me. And I’m so trying ahead to each side of that addition! I could also be trying ahead to the laundry room only a tiny bit greater than the opposite areas, however not a lot.
In reality, do you keep in mind a number of weeks in the past once I taped off the scale of the music room on the music room flooring?
I solely simply took that tape up yesterday. 😀 It had been there for 5 weeks as a result of I cherished taking a look at it and with the ability to see the true dimensions of the room. However I lastly determined yesterday that it had been there lengthy sufficient.
For a very long time, I stored flip flopping on the thought of a passthrough from the kitchen to the household room. However at this level, I’m fairly decided to have one so long as there’s the potential for closing it off once we need it closed.
And I grew to become much more enamored of the thought when somebody despatched me an image (or perhaps a hyperlink to an image) of the kitchen within the Mary Tyler Moore present that had a stained glass window that may very well be opened to open up the kitchen to the lounge…
Or it may very well be pulled right down to separate the kitchen from the lounge.
To be trustworthy, I’ve by no means seen the Mary Tyler Moore Present (I do know, I do know…*collective gasp* 😀 ), so I had by no means seen that till somebody introduced it to my consideration in a touch upon a publish a number of weeks again. I really like that! And whereas I really like how charming and quirky it’s that it lifts up and lowers, I don’t have the attic house for that. So mine must open like pocket doorways.
And likewise, since doing that flooring plan, I’ve determined to do a reasonably main redo on our kitchen, and even develop our kitchen (visually, however with out transferring plumbing and different costly issues like that) by extending cupboards into the breakfast room flanking the pantry doorway.
In fact, I’d truly use fairly cupboards, so that they wouldn’t look precisely like that mock up. So I’m undecided in regards to the timeline for these modifications. Clearly, the passthrough must be completed with the addition because it’ll want fairly a little bit of reinforcement, however I’m undecided if we’ll do the kitchen on the similar time. These are all issues I hope to speak by way of with the architect as we speak, after which with the contractor later, to get their opinions.
However the thrilling issues is that the ball is lastly getting rolling as we speak! I’m positive it’ll nonetheless be a really slow-rolling ball for some time, and till the precise work will get began. However I’m simply so joyful to lastly have some (any) ahead motion on this undertaking, and to take y’all alongside on the journey.
UPDATE: I simply realized that I can’t depart y’all in suspense with the paint swatch cupboard doorways for a complete weekend, so let me depart you with a fast peek at my progress. There was a really clear crowd favourite, and that was the #3 diagonal sample, however a number of folks identified that a number of the greens appeared to leap out an excessive amount of. So I did a fast rearranging of about 4 of the greens in order that the order made extra sense. Right here’s a reminder of what the #3 diagonal appeared like, however that is with out the greens rearranged.
So right here’s my progress. The paint swatches are completed on 20-inch doorways on the highest row and the 30-inch doorways on the center row. On the underside row of 40-inch doorways, two of them have one coat of paint and want a second coat, whereas the opposite two doorways haven’t been painted but.
After which I nonetheless have to write down the colour names beneath every swatch, after which clear coat all the doorways with a few coats of my favourite Common Finishes topcoat. Clearly, it hasn’t been an excellent quick undertaking. There are, in any case, 72 paint colours on these doorways. However it hasn’t been too sluggish or tedious, both.
I make no guarantees about when it’ll be completed, however I’m going to be working very diligently on this as we speak and over the weekend, so we’ll see how far I get by the point I’m again right here on Monday morning.
Addicted 2 Adorning is the place I share my DIY and adorning journey as I rework and enhance the 1948 fixer higher that my husband, Matt, and I purchased in 2013. Matt has M.S. and is unable to do bodily work, so I do nearly all of the work on the home on my own. You possibly can study extra about me right here.