Teen Room Makeover (part 2) the Result

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Some time ago, my daughter and I started on a joint venture; to transform her room into a place for solitude and concentrated work, more in tune with her interests and tastes (and her new-ish status as a teenager). Well, today I’m happy to say “we did it!” We painted part of the walls, the window sills and a mirror; bought and put up new shelves, a clothes rack, lighting, … Continue reading

Teen Room Makeover (part 1)

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Phase 1: defining the problem When we moved into our house in 2007, my daughter and I were both involved in picking out the colors and style, layout and furniture for her room. Together we chose the colors red, purple and white to be predominant, and were quite happy with the results at the time. But then her interests and tastes changed quite a lot. She was no longer comfortable … Continue reading

Storage Room Reorganized (part 2)

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Welcome to a guided tour of our new storage room (of about 10 square meters, so it won’t take too long). For more on the process, you can read part 1 first if you like. Here’s how it turned out: The picture to the left is from the doorway, looking in. We permanently closed the door behind the corner section, which used to lead to the laundry room (the access … Continue reading

Storage Room Reorganized (part 1)

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The next home improvement project on the agenda (after finishing the project Stairway and Storage Renewal) was the reorganization the other storage facilities in the basement. The starting point of this area looked like this: Picture to the left: overview of storage area, looking towards storage room III; Picture to the right: looking the opposite direction towards the laundry room with a glimpse of storage room I to the right … Continue reading

Stairway and Storage Renewal (part 2)

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Practically finished and ready to reveal I started this project in April 2010 with a declaration of war on procrastination. Well, the race was a bit closer than I had hoped, but at least I got the area from looking like the picture on the left to the picture on the right, so who cares that it took 6 months instead of 3 weeks? From the beginning until the end … Continue reading

Stairway and Storage Renewal (part 1)

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We had this area in our basement which we’d allowed to become a deposit area for stuff there really wasn’t room for; for instance: garbage(!), building materials (our excess hardwood floors mysteriously ended up here), shoes, clothes, etc. This was in addition to what was not there by accident: boxes with light bulbs, ski gear, suitcases, sleeping bags and so forth. This area was situated next to the family room … Continue reading

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