Just close the door

This is what happens: you spend and you spend and you spend, and you work really hard until you’re exhausted and covered in dust all the time, and eventually you just have to stop because you’ve eaten up all of your resources. That’s ok, because essentially we’re done the big stuff. One of these days, I’m going to give you a proper tour through each room with a handy little guide of all the things we did.

But not today.

Today, I’m going to show you something we didn’t do.

This is Room Number 4. You also know it as our temporary bedroom. As you can clearly tell, it’s not a temporary bedroom anymore. And, as far as mess goes, you’re currently seeing it in it’s cleaned up state.

I know. I should probably be ashamed of all this.

We have done nothing with this room. We patched up the old doorway that used to sit behind the washer/dryer and filled in a couple cracks in the drywall, but really, that was for the bedroom which shares this wall. We hung our temporary closet. (Which in hindsight, should have gone on a different wall since it now hinders the opening of the dryer door. Meh.) We installed water hookups and a vent for the dryer and stacked the whole thing in the corner where the closet (and, one day, stairs) will be.

And then we filled it with stuff that won’t fit anywhere else and closed the door.

Oh, how easy that was. Just wait ’til I tell you everything I want this room to be!

0 thoughts on “Just close the door

  1. Don't feel bad – I have a room like that (all except the laundry facilities) & I'm not renovating or remodeling. I'm just hiding the mess & stuff I don't want to deal with!

    At least you have a reason for it.
    Orlando, FL

  2. @Anonymous

    Thank you Cheryl! Growing up, we kind of had a room like that too — the mud room — and I'm guessing most homes have something almost comparable. It can be tough though, since our house has a grand total of 4 small rooms. I'd love to get this one properly functioning!

    Thanks for reading and commenting! 🙂

  3. If it makes you feel any better, this is what the master bedroom (and much of the house actually) looks like here at the moment. Project explosion everywhere.
    I like to tell myself I'll get to it..eventually! Haha.

  4. My two downstairs bedrooms are "hidden" rooms. We're working on redoing our front rooms so everything just gets stuck in there. I like to think that the before and afters will be that much better!!

  5. Ooooh I feel your pain! We're working on our laundry/utility room which is in the basement. All the stuff from that room (except for the washer, dryer and deep freeze) is in the family room next door. Ugh! What a mess! Can't wait to get it done before "laundry day" this week so I don't have to take it to the laundry mat! Can't wait to see your finished space(s)! Just keep at it till it's done 🙂

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