Saturday, October 27, 2007

Home improvement central

Sorry I've been mia for a while. We decided to finally rip the carpet out of our bathroom and put tile down. It has turned into quite a long project, because with 3 kids, pretty much nothing gets done unless they are sleeping. Being busy on the weekends hasn't helped either, but we are finally puting everything back together in there now. In the middle of all that we also decided to turn the kids playroom into an office. This didn't involve as much construction, but it did require a lot of sorting and organizing of both the kids' toys and our office stuff, as well as a day of me painting. I think it looks really good and now I'd like to put some french doors on it, but Sean seems hesitant to do that. The room is supposed to be a dining room, but we always used it as a playroom because that's what we needed. Now, we need an office and the kids have gotten rid of a lot of their toys, or put them away in their rooms, but Sean is afraid to make this room too much like and office in case we ever do want to use it as a dining room. While I love the idea of having a gorgeous dining room with beautiful furniture (can you tell I already have it designed in my head?), I just don't think that is a practical use of space for us. It would only get used a couple of times a year, and the office is used all the time already.
The next project on our list in the basement. For some reason Sean is suddenly very gung ho about finishing the basement, and there is no way I'm going to stand in his way on that. I would love to have a family room down there that I can put the man furniture we currently have in our living room, and the big screen in. I do love the man furniture because it is comfortable, but it's man furniture. All of it reclines, has vibrating back massaging things in them, and the arm rests flip open and there are cup holders inside. Comfortable, but not really nice.
Our list of home improvement also includes our bedroom, which I want to paint and install crown molding in. We are also hoping to get new bedroom furniture and new bedding. I also would like to tile the powder room. It currently has carpet, which is quickly getting as gross as the carpet in our bathroom was. I am still in shock that carpet in the bathrooms was standard in our house and we would have had to pay to "upgrade" to vinyl flooring in them, but most of you have already heard me complain about that. The list of things I want to do to this house does continue, but those are the things I am concentrating on now. We also still have a ton of work to do in our back yard. BLAH! While discussing this list the other day Sean commented that "Basically I'm never going to be done working on the house, am I?" To which I replied "When you think you are finished, I will want to move and start over!"

1 comment:

  1. Pictures please? I like the idea of French doors in the office/dining room. I think it would add to elegance if you do every use it as a dining room.