Can it really be the 1st of July already?
As I contemplate the next 6 months my mind is focused on one thing:
We are adding a storey onto our house!
The last 3 months or so we have been meeting with an architect
and soon we hope the plans will go to council.
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Our home is a fibro and weatherboard bungalow, built around the 1920s.
It has served us well, and we don't want to leave it, or the location.
(And we don't believe in demolishing a perfectly liveable house).
There are so many things I love about this house.
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But when you have a family who are passionate about music
(and the collection of instruments that follows)
. . . and three females passionate about craft
. . . and two girls, one a teenager and one a tween, sharing a bedroom . . .
. . . not to mention a piano teacher who needs a studio space . . .
. . . three bedrooms and a living room don't go far.
So . . . this is what we are doing:
- only better in real life.
(Notice how the rainbow goes straight into our new first storey?)
Adding two light-filled bedrooms,
a small bathroom,
a little computer nook
and a storage area.
The great thing about this plan is that the architect has managed to squeeze in
a good-sized staircase without losing a room downstairs.
So we get to keep our living room,
(which will be much less cluttered once lots of things move upstairs)
our study/music room remains the same,
and the girls' current room will become a craft room/sitting room.
Yes, a craft room :-)
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So you can see why I'm a little bit excited,
and always having to stop myself from walking up those imaginary stairs
to put something in a room that hasn't been built yet!