19 October 2011

Planning: The Entrance

So our entrance is boring.  Well right now it's haphazardly put together, but it has the potential to be boring. This was it before we painted and moved in:

11 October 2011

Planning: The Kitchen

Rental properties aren't usually known for having great kitchens, at least not the ones we've seen/live in, but we got lucky this time.  It's not perfect, but there is a lot of potential & the appliances & fixtures are in great shape!  From the floorplan above (via Floorplanner.com) you can see that the room, like our living room, is long and narrow, but I have lots of ideas on how to use this space. 

05 October 2011

Planning the Stairwell

When I was younger I had my bedroom walls taped up with teen magazine tear-outs as high as I could reach (*bonus = I lived on the top bunk so some even made it to the ceiling). My mom and dad would always say "one day you'll get tired of those and take them all down!"  Haha to them because I want that look baaack, well sort of.  As you can see in the living room/entrance floor plan in this post, the new house has a little stairwell with a fantastic skylight but naked walls.  The space is tiny but very bright, so I'm brainstorming how to make it less blah:


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