With the exception of sanding, staining and sealing the new stairs are almost finished. The Ashland House project included relocating the stairs from the middle of the floor plan to the back of the house.
Remember what the original stairs looked like?
Here’s a refresher:
Here’s what the original floor plan looked like:
Here’s a floor plan with the new location for the stairs:
We had the staircase relocated to the back of the house. In true Chicago Bungalow fashion the original staircase was in the middle of everything.
As of yesterday, our stairs looked like this:
A little off the subject… The kiddo’s bathroom also has floor tile now:
I have decided that it is CRAZY for me to pick out paint colors before I even see what the floors look like stained. Here’s a true story for you:
A polite Canadian and an extroverted American get married and buy a town home. They have it painted in a variety of colors before they move in. Their red oak trim dictates their choices. They do the best they can but after they move their furnishings in the walls look *meh*.
So I’ve decided to channel my inner Scandinavian (that means a LOT of white on the trim and walls) until we have seen the floors stained, the cabinets and countertops installed and our furnishings placed. Sure, I could ask a designer to pick out some colors but they won’t be living in the space. They won’t see how the sunlight hits the north wall of the kitchen during our 6 am cup of coffee.
Here’s an important lesson I’ve learned during this project:
If you aren’t 100% certain about a decision (i.e. If it doesn’t make you want to burst into song) and it won’t hold up the progress on your remodel then just wait.
Thanks for reading and have a Joyful Day!