Friday, July 1, 2011


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.

* * *

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 :-)

* * *

So you can see why I'm a little bit excited,

constantly dreaming,

and always having to stop myself from walking up those imaginary stairs

to put something in a room that hasn't been built yet!

1 comment:

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