It's time for a big house project. I'm completely remodeling my office and I'm chronicling it here for all to see. Let's start with the before:
We have an old 2 story colonial revival house that was built in the 20's (photo here.) And at the top of the stairs from the first to second floor is a landing -- if you turn around 180 degrees you go up three steps to the upstairs hall and if you go straight and go up 3 step, you are in my office.
There are big windows on three sides (nice light -- difficult because you can't have any tall furniture). this is a shot looking to the west. You can see a built in right next to the doorway.
The room is long and somewhat narrow (about 7' X 17') and this is the view looking south. The room serves many functions. I run both of my businesses out of here, do crafty things and homeschool my daughter. Speaking of homeschooling. . .
Here's the view to the east. Maddie is sitting and doing her schoolwork at her desk. You can see the other built in as well as the shelves that hold all my craft books and rubber stamps (inventory for Stamping Online.)
Here are the plans:
- Refinish the floors
- Replace the windows
- Install cabinetry
- Get new window treatments
- Have more electrical outlets installed
Phase one is floors. I had the flooring company that I think we will use out to take a look. More on that in the next installment!