A cluster of modern houses have appeared on a street corner not too far from my house. I’ve liked these homes ever since I first saw them and often wonder what they look like on the inside. Well, luckily the other week there was a tour of all the modern homes in this area built by Stitch Design Shop so I finally had a chance to see inside..
The interior of the homes were decked out in modern style furniture, and green plants filled the corners.
All the homes featured two story tall ceilings in the living rooms, and usually a staircase could be found wrapping around the outer edge of the room, giving a unique perspective to the space. I bet cats would really like hanging out up there and looking down on everybody!
Some homes had flat roofs with a patio on the rooftop. Which made for a great use of the limited space the houses were built on.
I would love to live in a modern house. But for now, my 1940s house with modern touches will do!
I am always amazed at how quickly winter turns into spring. How one day you see some green poking up through the dirt, and then barely a week later. Flowers everywhere.
This Hummingbird Moth loved the flowers!
And just as quickly as they bloomed, the flowers faded away. Not to be seen again for another year. I love these flowers that fill the front garden with giant splotches pf color. I just wish the blooms stayed longer.
There was an addition put on to our house many years ago. It was originally a hair salon that a lady ran out of the back of her house. But the last few years it has been the bedroom for the cats. They need their own bedroom at night because otherwise they race around the house like maniacs, party under the bed and sit on my head, which is not conducive to a good night’s sleep.
This room was not pretty. With wood paneling floors, beat up, stained walls and an ugly blue door, it was not a room we were excited to show off. I had dreams of it one day being home to not only our cats, but a washer and dryer, and maybe even a desk.
Eventually we ripped out the ugly shelving, the old closet, and painted the dank stained walls a nice light grey. It took a while to decide on what to do with the floors, but we finally decided to paint them with high gloss dark grey oil paint. This was the worst part of the process because the cats had to stay out of this room for many days while the paint dried. Which meant I did not sleep well for a while!
After the floors were primed.
Another tricky part of the process was the washer and dryer. The only hookups we had for such equipment was on the enclosed back porch, so we had to hire an electrician and a plumber to be able to install a washer and dryer in this room. During this process the cats stayed in our room with a sign on the door that said “Cats inside, do not open!” But it got opened anyway and the cats nearly escaped for good!
We traded out the old carpet cat tree that was falling apart, with some slick new modern cat furniture.
When the walls and floor were down being painted, we took a trip to Ikea to get a new desk, a rug, some cabinets and a few other things to finish the room. The car was so stuffed we could not have bought one more thing!
The cats love their new bedroom, and I love my new office/laundry room! A room that we never spent any time in, is now one of our favorite rooms.