Friday Night Photos: House Renovations v. 2.1.4 (Desk, Photo Corner, Tool Cupboard, and Deck!)
You can see from this photo that my house is still very much a construction zone, but there’s some real progress happening too. In the last set of photos we talked about bookcases, a double pantry, and window trim. Now you can see a desk, photo corner, and tool cupboard coming together inside the new addition, and outside the covered deck is starting to take shape. Above, amid the construction mess, is a photo area that runs along the east wall of my office.
Here’s a wider view of the photo area. The shelves underneath will hold placemats, silverware, and other photo props, and where there are no shelves I’ll have a small refrigerator that I’m bringing home from school. This corner has east and south light, so I may take photos right on the top of this counter sometimes, but there will also be a high table under the south windows.
This is the frame for my built in desk (with a piece of wood protecting the center bracket.) There’ll be drawer sets on each end of the desk, with a formica countertop, and the same formica material continuing along the photo counter.
None of these photos are great, but this was especially hard to get a good picture of. It’s a cupboard built into the end of the mud room where I’ll store garden tools and other garden materials. My house doesn’t have a garage, so I’ll love having this storage area for garden stuff.
The office area will have a sofa-bed so I can use it as a guestroom, and the pocket door is now installed making it so that room can have the door closed for privacy. You’re be looking down this hall from my kitchen, with shelves on the right for blog dishes, and double pantries on the left.
This photo shows why I love my contractors so much! This is a weed barrier under where the covered deck is going to be. Since I’ve lived for years with a front porch that always had weeds growing out from under it, I’m loving this attention to detail!
Looking out the west side door, you can see how the covered deck is getting framed. On top of this frame will be Trex decking that’s the same gray color as I used for my front porch.
Finally, another view of the framing for the covered deck, although the west sun was really making it hard to get a picture of this. I know I’ll spend hours sitting out on this sheltered deck, cooking on the barbecue, and having dinners with friends.