Over the years, I have thought of everything from adding a second story (not very feasible), to expanding my front bedroom with a master bath. The last five years or so, I focused on two things that annoyed me the most about my tiny house. Having the smallest room of the house be the dining room and having laundry in the garage. After many trials and tribulations getting financing put together, I spent the better part of this past summer meeting with contractors. I chose one I felt comfortable working with who had impeccable references and got started on this long awaited project.
And then I waited. And I waited. Eight months later, we are finally in the final stretch of POSSIBLY getting building permits. More on this drama in another post, but all the waiting left me in a house holding pattern that has stymied my creativity for doing much of anything.
I did manage to get rid of a lot of “stuff” and get more organized, but other than a garage full of tile, cabinets and lighting waiting for a home, I haven’t done any projects.
My contractor did bring one of my visions to fruition a couple of months ago to placate the fact that we couldn’t get started on anything. The Pet Pantry is finally a reality. I happened to have HGTV on the other day and actually saw a repeat of the episode that inspired the Pet Pantry, so here is my version of something I have wanted since that episode first aired.
I have been trying to solve the issue of where to have my cat litter box and on an episode of “Love It Or Leave It,” Hilary built a pantry closet for all the homeowner’s pet supplies and at the bottom, put in an opening for a cat box. I thought it was the perfect idea and I had the perfect spot for it. My hallway had an old floor heating unit and since I put in central heating and air conditioning about 15 years ago, it has been wasted space. Not anymore!
Although it was impossible to match the wood floors exactly, the door mat/rug in front of the cabinet serves as a spot for Aja to wipe her feet and covers up the fact that the floor board widths are a little off.
Seeing the inspiration episode again got me out of my project funk and this weekend, I am going to start tackling some things I have been putting off in the back of the yard.
More posts to come!