JOKES! You must know by now that I'm not exactly a domestic goddess. In fact, today is my birthday - I'm 30 something - and all I want for my birthday is an OCD clean freak of a housekeeper. Bi-weekly is fine.
I'd also like an organizing freakazoid to come to my house, clean out my back room, sort out our kitchen, hang our pictures that have been on our hallway floor for like 6 months (read 7 years don't judge). Oh and while I'm at it - I'd like my front yard re-landscaped as a surprise birthday present too. I'm not greedy really. I'll settle for one of the above..
Our Wineva Road project is in full gear. After our discovery that the house needed to be entirely rewired, we did what all fabulous dream teams do - Exploded the Scope of Work to expand to just about every area you can think of. Talking with the clients on the phone last night in our "State of the Budget Union", the husband cheered "Freedom 95!!!!!!!!' (If you aren't familiar with the Freedom 55 Retirement campaign of the 90's Google it!).
One of the projects that we've planned since the get go was to move the laundry from the Basement up to the Third Floor into an old kitchen (The house was once divided into apartments). It just made sense when I saw the space. We are doing the necessary prep work to water proof, heat and sound proof the space in preparation for the new laundry facility. It will also be a wrapping room, utility space and storage room.
During our discussion last night, we talked about the pros and cons of custom cabinetry vs. big box ready-made cabinetry. Drum Roll... Custom won out! Hooray. Seriously - that ALONE was an early birthday present. Clients who understand and appreciate AND value custom. ::Cue the Angels on High:: We have a blue/green colour palette throughout the house you may recall - the kitchen cabinetry will be black and cream so here I don't want to do different uppers and lowers. I'm thinking though, that we will paint the interiors in a contrast colour for some fun... along with....