If these plans look a little rumpled it’s definitely not because I’ve been sleeping snuggled up to them for the last week. I swear.
I actually hauled my old dining room table to the middle of the living room so that I would have a place to keep the plans out so I can peruse them at my leisure. And sometimes bat my eyelashes at them when I walk by.
A full set of complete plans means it’s time to get down to the serious business of picking stuff. Or even better, building stuff.
I’m hoping to spend next week hammering out the details of the exterior and most of the interior spaces. A job I hope will be much easier since I basically just got done picking out all of the important parts of the Memorial House, so I have a good baseline for what I like.
Here are some inspiration photos I’m using to help make my final determinations on the look and feel of the place:
What’s appealing to me right at the moment are these adorable white-washed stucco cottages.
Although the darker, rustic, timberframe look always tugs at my heartstrings, too.
I’m 110% sure I’ll be using a brick veneer on the floor in the entryway and half bath downstairs.
I’m usually not a herringbone fan either, but that kitchen may have sold me on it.
For upstairs, I’m pretty sold on wood floors, white walls, and black doors.
Still not sure on the kitchen cabinetry, although I’m leaning towards white on the bottom and wood on the top.
Or crazy rustic on the wood…
The “peninsula” will definitely be something big and heavy like this.
And there will be color!
There are definitely going to be some built-ins, although you guys convinced me out of doing the twin-bed-built-in-couch and getting a futon that can pull out to a double bed for guests instead.
I definitely planned a space for a nook-desk as well.
And for the washer/dryer to look like built-in cabinetry, instead of having closet doors I will never close. Something like this:
But with a butcher block top and awesome backsplash, like this:
I’m actually tempted just to completely replicate the Rustic Beachy Bath from Memorial, because I totally never got to enjoy it. Although there won’t be a spot for those awesome standing stone pebbles.
Although I’m definitely going to have to tile the floor so I can install more under-floor heating (another thing I never got to enjoy to it’s fullest extent.)
Since it’s a smaller bathroom, I may build something like this for the vanity:
The bedroom isn’t huge, and I’ve already started collecting the things I’ll need like my farm-table vanity, and the Pipe Dream bed (that I’m starting on this weekend).
(Also, sorry for any whacked-out formatting on this page. Love pinterest, hate their embed code.)
Next week I’ll be getting into specific materials, colors, hardware, and appliances for each room.