Things are trucking along at an alarmingly fast rate over in Move-in Renovation Land!
In the last, what?, week our contractor has torn down the bedroom closet and ripped out the back of the laundry closet. Then re-built a new bedroom closet and pushed back the laundry closet wall 7 inches, in order to accommodate a regular size washer and dryer.
Soon that empty laundry closet (that I think looks like a TARDIS when the blue door is shut) will be filled with these babies…
Gaze upon their glory! I’m very excited about them. Although… as much as I’ve desperately lusted over having my own washer and dryer, I did not enjoy shopping for them. I realized, I’ve barely used a washer and dryer, let alone know what to look for when purchasing them!
Fortunately both of our parents recommended LGs, so that was an easy way to start narrowing down our choices. We could only purchase ones that were stackable. Then I narrowed that choice down based on dimensions. And from there just tried to find online reviews to chose from the ones that remained. That wasn’t-so-much easy, as no one really has a blog post called “Buy this exact stackable LG washing machine and dryer if you don’t know shit about washing machines.”
Because we added more room in the laundry closet, we had to lose some length in the bedroom closet. But hopefully, bumping the closet out so that it’s flush with the wall will help give us back some storage space. This weekend we ordered mirrored bi-fold doors, so that we can have wide open access to the closets. Then we have two meetings scheduled with closet designers this week, to see what kind of storage designs we can scheme up.
Where there once was a toilet and sink, there are none! I can’t wait to get our vanity. In the meantime, we needed to move the toilet so that it’s backed up against the wall with the window, and then move the air vent so that it doesn’t get stepped on when using the toilet. It’s amazing all the little changes that lead to more unexpected little changes.
Phew. So that’s the update. I’m as excited about every change as I am nervous about it. It feels strange and amazing to not only be moving into my first home but to be making such an impact on it already. When the dust settles, I just hope that the impact I’m making is a good one! Until then, I’ll just be here, losing sleep and nervously obsessing over every. single. choice.