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Our Hour Year Two: Weeks 25 & 26

6 Aug

This week we had guests, good friends of Jon’s from his college days and their two teenage daughters. Yes these were people who were actually crazy enough to come and stay in the chaos that we continue to live in. How did that impact us? Well it meant that suddenly we had to find room for an additional 4 people to sleep!!

The delay in the extra flooring coming meant that the front of the house wasn’t ready to be sanded and stained  like we had planned so Felix decided to work on the back and we put the guests up in the front to stay. It wasnt pretty. We have no blinds, and only  1 bed. No doors and no bathroom downstairs.

The blank canvas

Yes this doesn’t exactly say “welcome” but thankfully our guests were fine with the situation and we adapted with airbeds and moving some rugs around. We did push it tho when they were informed that the bathroom downstairs was off-limits and you couldn’t get upstairs to the bathroom UNLESS you were prepared to climb a ladder. Ever hiked up a ladder when desperate for the loo? I didn’t think so!! Thankfully this was only for a 24 hour period whilst the floor was drying and it passed before we knew it.

The floors looked great tho once Felix was all done (the stairs are still to be done).  And when totally dry (some 2 days later) we were able to move some furniture back into this space and start living again in our downstairs which felt amazing. We hooked up the Tv for the first time in a year much to the boys excitement!

The family room.

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Making a final closet decision

19 Jul

We met with a few closet manufacturers and settled on a design from the lovely folks over at Closet Factory. Not only did they come in with the best price for a built-in (AND they have a 20% off sale on right now if you are in the market for a closet!!) but they also made the most efficient use of the space by utilizing the corner to its fullest advantage.

We have opted for a solid white built-in so it will not hang off the wall as we had originally thought but will give us storage space up high. We have also gone for chrome rods to keep it clean and modern looking.

Kind of like this bit of closet gorgeousness but without the drawers….

Closet by Munger Interiors, Image from Houzz

And about an 1/8 of the size!!!!

Here is our rough design as done by our sales agent Christian (by hand I might add!!)…..

Our master closet design


We have the work scheduled for the beginning of August , I can’t wait for this date to come as I am desperate to get my clothes off the floor!!

P.s if you decided to check out the Closet Factory – tell them we sent you!


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