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Thursday, September 26, 2013

A New Place To Call Home

My collection has patiently been waiting in the garage - the houses are all vacant and everything is boxed up.  We had a pretty mild summer, so I am hoping everything has survived the heat and humidity!  I have come across a few items at estate sales that I purchases and have been storing in the cabin.  I will post those photos another day.

Here is another before photo of the space.  This is looking at the existing small front window.  The space is great and has a vaulted 12' ceiling.

This is standing by the window looking towards the back of the house.  I added some text bubbles to show the new dormer location and the new storage closet location.

This view is also looking towards the back of the house.  The area behind the pink insulation houses the stairwell.

I came across this couch from a co-worker, I like the hounds tooth fabric.  It may set a black & white kind of theme for the space?  The couch is also a queen size hide-a-bed, so that we can also use the  space as a quest bedroom. 

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

A New Place To Call Home

We have been in our new home nearly 6 months, I have had little time for blogging and we are finally at a point were we can finish out the attic space into the new craft room. I have attached the drawings that I used for the building permit, home owners association approval and pricing.

This first drawing (above) is the floor plan, showing the new dormer window and the two new closets and the electrical outlet locations.  
Click Here for a photograph of the existing space.

This drawing shows the ceiling layout, I am planning on using a mixture of recessed can lights and track-like fixtures to position over the dollhouses.  Ceiling fans are a necessity here in Oklahoma in the hot humid summers.  The room will serve at least 3 functions - house my miniature collection, house our hobby area, and serve as a guest bedroom.  

Here is a section detail and elevation at the new dormer window, I am excited to see how this will open up the space and add some natural light.  The new window was also a necessity to meet the code as a second way out in case of a fire since the only window in the space is a small non-operable one on the front elevation of the house.

This last drawing shows where the dormer sits in relation to the rest of the house.  It will add a little character to this side of the house which is pretty boring ( and rather close to the neighbors)

I will post more pictures later as the project progresses.  The big question right now is what kind of flooring?  I am leaning towards either laminate or vinyl that looks like wood. I did also see an interesting cork floor.  Let me know what you have on your craft room floors and if it works well!