Our family has been in the middle of an addition project for several months. I’ve been excited to show you the finished result, but I thought it might be fun to give you a preview of where we are now, so that when everything is done you will have some perspective.
We really are getting close to finishing the construction portion of it and you can see from the latest photos that the floors are in, the walls have been painted and most of the trim is in place. The counters in the bathroom and for the wet bar just went in last week. The plumber still needs to come finish up his piece, including some installation. The trim work needs to be completed and painted and the stairs need finishing.
And then comes the fun part – decorating! Unfortunately, most of our precious pennies went into the actual construction of the building and finishes such that there isn’t much to play with. But I have material to sew some window seat cushions and decorative pillows and we have furniture that should work for the space. We’ve even painted a few older pieces to complement the room. And I know over time we will be able to add in those extra things that will make the space warm and inviting.
This project has evolved over time and I’m very excited with where we have landed but it has been quite a process and a much bigger investment than we had anticipated! We originally intended to just build a garage with an unfinished space above for storage and to possibly be finished much later. But once that space was there and we had a rapport with our builder and his team, we decided to go ahead and finish the upstairs.
And thanks to the generosity of several friends, we were able to make use of remnants to allow us to finish it to our taste without totally blowing the budget. Oh who am I kidding, we TOTALLY blew the budget the day we decided to finish the upstairs! But even so, the marble and tile in the bathroom and the cabinets for the wet bar were all gifts from friends and we are so grateful to them.
Here are some pictures of the evolution of the project:
So that’s where we are so far. I’ll do another post when things are finished up!