There has been a lot going on in our household over the past while and in the interest of getting everyone caught up – here is a brief recap and then some of the projects that we did in the Prairie Cape before we moved.
Dave and I busted out a bunch of projects on the Prairie Cape (not as much as we would have liked – but when are we ever satisfied? 🙂 ) This past fall my parents decided to sell their place in Montana and move to our small town. So very exciting. It ended up happening very quickly because the market there was VERY hot. Their absolutely amazing Realtor got them all set up and got offers in 24 hrs. They settled on one offer and the closing date was 30 days out. WHOA!! Coincidentally a house on the market in our town was one that Dave had admired – but it was 2 stories and needed a lot of love. Instead of having my parents there, we got that house, and my parents are in the 1 story Prairie Cape.
Well – after going through a winter in our Prairie house, it became abundantly clear that we need a landing area. Our family indulges in a lot of winter activities, snowmobiling, skiing, ice skating, etc. With those activities comes equipment and snow on boots. I like my wood floors; they are super pretty and in the interest of keeping them gorg – Dave and I decided on an addition to the west side of our home.
Pre-Work – getting those steps out.
That wasn’t so bad!!
ANNNDDDDDDD a big jump to where we poured the pad and worked on getting the walls and roof up. That wood cladding is staying. I love it. Since this is a true mudroom/landing pad for the whole family – we decided to do metal wall panels. I could even use a hose to take care of any messes. love
Since this is a true mudroom/landing pad for the whole family – we decided to do metal wall panels. I could even use a hose to take care of any messes. love
And just my luck – this is the last picture that I took of this room. We ended up with shelving for our boots, hook system for our hats and gear, a utility sink, etc. It was a really great landing spot – so glad that we did it.