Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Home and Studio Construction - update

Our narrow, driveway used to bend around a raised garden in the area that is now dirt, but we had drainage and other issues we are trying to fix, so needed to make some changes. We also had wooden steps going up to meet the upper part of the drive, which were so decayed, they were dangerous and also needed to be removed. So.... the garden area is currently gone, a new retaining wall put in place, and the drive will be widened, with the garden shrinking a bit. In the end, it will be much nicer than before, but a mess right now.

Inside, we have painted walls! This is major progress, as we can see that the finish work has begun. Upstairs, the wood floors have been installed, and here the stairs are still in progress. Because of the cement slab, we can't have hardwood floors downstairs, but will have a combination of tile and carpet, although my studio is going to have a cork floor, so it will be nicer to stand and work.

My husband and I checked out my studio, with it's newly painted walls. they have a couple of the flourescent lights installed, so I'm sure the rest will follow shortly. I'm really looking forward to the house being finished, but there is still a lot of work to be done - you know, simple things like doors, built-ins like the kitchen and bathrooms. Right now it's an empty shell that is just beginning to hint at what it will look like when it is finished.

1 comment:

TattingChic said...

The layout of that bottom floor looks really cool and challenging all at the same time. It looks like it's going to look gorgeous when it's all done!

The stamped images look really cool in your next post!