Week 44: Expansion Unveiled!!

Finally.  My house is done! (well except for a little trim and shingling outside…)

Improvements: new utility room, fancy closet, bigger bathroom.  all by bringing out my back wall 4 or 5 feet. the extra feet is what created my utility room, then they made my existing closet fancier. and the bathroom is next to this and just gained 4 feet of depth.

so here we go.  Closet before: note the multi use.  Clothes on the left, utilities on the right. (well hangers, i had already cleared it out in preparation for construction)

closet/utility room

Utility Room After!

Utility room to the right  Utility room to the right

New Closet! note the door leading to the utility room…

Hello Department store!


my closet is so pretty.  this pic (because i’m a terrible photographer) doesn’t even show the shoe rack on the bottom, or the giant storage space on the top!  but it is SO nice not to have my clothes mingling with my water softener and water heater any more. my contractor guys made custom built shelves on the left and 3 different bars on the right. ridiculous organizational potential with this closet.

Old Bathroom: (crappy pic i know)

note the shower ends at the wall.

Shiny new bathroom!:

Hellos tons of room and new vanity!

Pretty new tile, new paint, new vanity, TWO windows, new mirror and lights, and new shelves in the new wall!  and don’t worry, for those of you who haven’t been in my bathroom, i do have a shower and toilet.  they are behind the door to the left, but they stayed the same so i took no pictures 🙂  notice in the before pic the shower ends at the back wall, now i have 4 whole extra feet of bathroom and no longer hit my elbow on the vanity when blow-drying my hair!

all i need now is blinds to fit 14″ wide windows…haha.  and i think i’m going to do one of those sticker things on the wall, a tree i think. and get a towel bar. and hang pictures. seriously, re-decoration/resortation is a never-ending project!  i also got a new roof. forgot to take pics though.  it used to be kind of clay reddish, and now it is a very smart varigated dark gray.  ooo la la. and of course, new as opposed to 39 years old…. no leaks for me!

Movie News: Ryan Gosling weekend! Ides of March- really good. very intense. you can see a lot of similarities in ryan gosling and george clooney, they are both super charming and sincere even when they are full of shit.  Crazy Stupid Love- quite funny.  Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling steal the movie i think, they are adorable together. in a witty charming way.  steve carell plays the same affable loser he always plays.  very good comedy with a little meat to it.

Reasons i love the end of fall:

1. Clemintines! best little snack ever.  i eat like 3 day when they are in season. i’m on my second of the day right now.

2. Chestnuts! love them.  X them and put them in a covered bowl with a little water for like a minute in the microwave and you have deliciousness.

3. Sweaterdress/Tights season.  i just bought new tights at Charming Charlies and they are going to be clutch for winter. i want to go back and buy every color.  They are opaque, kind of smooth and a little shiny (handy so they don’t stick to the sweaterdress like sweater tights do), have a wider waistband, and are lined in like super thin fleecy type soft stuff.  forgive my retarded phrasing, but i can’t think of another way to describe them.  Basically they are the perfect tights for a NEPA winter.


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