Well – the majority of what we want to finish construction wise is complete on the main floor. So I am moving on up those stairs and getting my game plan set for the attic. The girls will be sharing ~700 sq ft with their […]
Oh man – things are changing even as I speak! ps….ignore the dimensions that I have for the bedrooms below – they are oh so wrong. oops.
Anywho – the layout that I have below is what I built to give me an idea of where we were going to put our furniture and what we would be keeping.
If you follow me on Instagram, you saw us combining 2 closets. The 2 closets between the bedrooms will now be one big one. We decided to do that so that we could eliminate a door and have another uninterrupted wall. I was really looking forward to not sharing with Dave…but the trade off is worth it.
The master and guest room will now flip flop. The guest room will double as the music room. Jules and I are setting up an area for her piano and violin – mostly so that she has a place for her lessons.
The girls have opted to share the upstairs – they will have ~650 sq ft to play with when setting up their room. They have sketched out at least 3 different floor plans for me. LOVE IT!!!!
They will have their own bathroom upstairs – we are fighting with some plumbing lines that are already existing and a very slanted ceiling, so it will be tight…..but it will be all theirs.
I love this part of renovation, its all possibility and dreams. I will just ignore the budget piece of it for now 😉🤣🤣
It took a very long time but it’s ours.
A tiny bit of backstory: We always knew that we would end up in North Dakota. Both Dave and I thought it would be closer to retirement, but we always kept an eye on the job openings…..and here we are 🙂 A large factor in our decision, is the proximity to the lake. Dave and I are lake people. He has had a dream of having a cabin on water since he was a kid. I added that to my bucket list the first year he took me to Lake Metigoshe when I was 23.
We finally made the dream come true and this original little 1930’s lake cabin is ours.
I get a little misty when I think of how we can host our friends and family at the lake during the summer months. Even more so when I think of the memories that we have begun to accumulate with the girls there.
One of the best thing about the cabin, is the location- directly across from the island that puts off Fourth of July fireworks.
During high summer it gets busy at the lake but come fall, it’s very serene.
Our hearts are full and oh, so happy to call this place ours.