Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Handyman Strikes Again

Apparently in our house we have 2 seasons, snow shoveling and building. Now that the shoveling is behind us (thank goodness!) it is on to building.

When we bought our house last year, we were thrilled. There is so much about it that we love. And a few quirky things that we couldn't wait to get our hands on. This summer, now that we are finally moved in and know what we need to change vs. what we want to change, Josh's project list will be a long one. Just one of the many perks of being married to a teacher :)

On our ever growing to do list is:

  1. Replacing our front screen door
  2. Insulating a few of the interior walls
  3. Installing crown molding in the living room and dining room
  4. Installing beadboard paneling on our front porch
Obviously all of these projects will not be accomplished this year, but over time we would like to make these upgrades, in the order in which they appear.

The one project that we have already accomplished is finding a solution to our storage issue. For an old house in our area, we have a lot of closet space. But one closet that we are missing is a hall closet or coat closet. Until now we had been using one of the closets in our sunroom as a coat closet. While it was very functional, it wasn't so practical.

9 times out of 10 Josh and I use our backdoor. We park our cars in the back of the house and it is an easier way to get in and out of the house. Since our sunroom is in the front of the house and we use the back door, it was impractical to keep our jackets and gloves and boots in the front of the house. Also, with any house, we could always use more storage.

On a recent trip to Ikea we found the perfect solution to our current problem. An open air coat/shoe rack with storage boxes. It is the perfect size for our mud room and holds everything we need it to, while leaving a lot space for future purchases. I could not have asked for a more perfect organizational storage unit.

Finally, our back hall no longer looks messy like this:

But wonderfully put together like this:

Have a mentioned that I love being married to such a handyman?

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