The Carriage House completion is within sight

Front of Carriage house
Front of Carriage house

I have to confess, I’ve done a poor job keeping up with the blog posts in the last month or so. There seems to always be something more important that needs done. With that said, we have managed to get our house on the open market and listed in the MLS. I know that probably doesn’t sound like all that much work, but if you’ve ever done it you know how much time it takes to go through each room and remove the clutter and stage for photographs. We are still working on the final paint touch-ups, power washing sidewalks, etc.

Kathy's Studio

Kathy’s Studio

A lot of progress has been made on the carriage house since I last posted. As you can see from the photos all the exterior work has been completed except for the concrete apron in front of the garage and floor in the lean-to area. In the picture above you can see the new floors which are a vinyl laminate with a cork underlayment. It gives it a much nicer feel that the “Pergo” Flooring. We also opted for a much simpler trim than we have in our current home. We’re going for more of a “Craftsmen” style here and in the main house.
Tony Reynolds Designs shop

Tony Reynolds Designs shop


The photo above is a shot of part of my new shop. It also shows the utility room and the staircase leading up to Kathy’s studio. They were installing the lighting today which is 100% LED fixtures mounted on the ceiling. We have decided to use LED lighting throughout the entire building. I’m still working on the layout for equipment in the new shop. I have a pretty good sense of how I want it to flow having experience from the current shop, but it still takes a fair amount of thought and planning.
Back of Kathy's studio

Back of Kathy’s studio


The photo above shows a shot of the back end of Kathy’s studio space. The full bath, and kitchenette areas are visible. You can also see the sliding door leading out to the 8′ by 12′ deck which Kathy is calling it her “Crows Nest”. It is pretty cool as it sits up in the trees on the back of the structure. It will be a nice space to sit and enjoy a cup of coffee or glass of wine depending on the time of day.

I suppose that about wraps it up for this post. Many other things are going on but I’ll save it for next time. As always please leave a comment below because we love hearing your thoughts!

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2 Responses

  1. Kathy Anderson says:

    The building is beautiful! I love my new art studio!!!

  2. Mary Miller says:

    Wow!!! This is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!! I enjoyed your blog, too. All the best with selling your other house. You and Kathy are going to make beautiful and amazing art in this new studio. Enjoy!!! 🙂

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