Sunday, April 26, 2009

Construction

As I reported the other day, we are under construction....Here's a picture of what the house looked like this time last week.....it's a good picture of the house but it's a bad picture of what is being worked on. We are adding a small apartment over the garage on the left hand side of the house over the garage.

Here's a picture of the house today....We built the house 16 years ago and did not put a basement in so hubby didn't have anyplace to put a pool table or bar or anything....so, we made the decision back in January to "just do it"....But, as is with anything we do, nothing is "just a room"...this one has a bedroom, bathroom, 3 closets and the living room area..... Our oldest will live in it as an interim place until she can save a little for her own house. I did think that the "living room" might be a perfect place for a long arm machine someday down the road.... hmmmmm....I may have to work on that LOL.
How was the weather where you guys were? It is very hot and humid here in NJ......
Peggy

3 comments:

Jackie said...

Adding on to your home sounds like fun! We've thought about it as well but I'm in the mortgage business and we thought it would be best to wait. Will look forward to continuing to see and hear about your experience!

Kathy said...

I am thrilled for you, I would so love to add on to my kitchen! We had our home for sale, but after the economy plunged we decided to hold on. Can't wait to see it when you are are finished!

The Other Barb said...

Last summer we turned our garage into an small apt for my mother-in-law. Years ago we had built an apartment onto the house for the inlaws. Things changes, they moved out, we gutted the apartment & made it into a gargae for my son to "play" in. It served us well during his growing up years.Lots of fun memories of his friends hanging out in the garage. Now...it's back to an apartment again, A bedroom, bath & livingroom( sounds similer to yours) Good luck on the construction! I too thought...hmmm this would make a nice a place for my crafts :)