Thursday, July 30, 2015

Still a work in progress

HOUZZ to the rescue!

Love at first sight is real! There was so much I loved when discovering this photo (below) on Homestead Kitchens Houzz Ideabook.  Click! The photo was immediately added to my powder room ideabook and served as inspiration for our space.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Binder, boxes and bills? Oh, my!

Building  a home generates a great deal of communication, both electronic and paper. It is best to find a system to store these documents. After trying various options, I developed a system that works for me.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Ceiling "medallion?"

For a long time I have admired the incredible ceiling medallions in historic homes. After shopping, I was able to find historic copies that we love. I only wish I knew where the originals hung.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Building = stress = divorce?

This was not something I had heard until we started building our home. While building a home together may not be a leading cause of divorce, apparently a good percentage of couples who build a home together actually do end up divorced.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Finding extra storage

While planning our house, we had studied the floor plans and searched for places that would be possible storage. One "dead space" didn't seem useful until the house was framed.

When I discovered this narrow triangular shape between the walls of a hallway, family room and half-bath, I stared at it long enough to realize it would be a perfect location for a bank of shelving. If we had opened it up to the hallway, it could have been a bookcase.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Folding plastic shopping bags - space saving hint

When I read a hint about folding the plastic bags from local stores, I had no idea how much it would help me while packing. What has to be my least favorite part of moving seems to take up the most time. I've lost count of the number of boxes I've stuffed full and taped shut in anticipation of the upcoming move. As we get our current home ready to sell, we want to get as much packing done as possible before it's listed, hoping to make the move easier after our current house sells. 

Saturday, July 11, 2015