Construction: Post-Move-In Walk-Through

Another video tour.

On May 20, 2014, I began blogging about the construction of my new home in Malaga, WA. You can read all of these posts — and see the time-lapse and walkthrough movies that go with many them — by clicking the new home construction tag.

I moved most of my furniture into my home last week.

Well, I didn’t move it. I hired movers. They were here for about three hours and moved my bedroom set, two leather sofas, and futon from their storage bay in my shop area outside and then back in, up the stairs, and into their proper locations. They assembled my red leather sofa, bed, and dresser/mirror combination. Then, since I had two young, strong men at my disposal, I put them to work carrying up a few more things: the outdoor furniture set I’d assemble that weekend, the remaining Pergo I’d use on my loft, and an extra wall cabinet I planned on turning into a coffee table/game storage cabinet on my loft.

Penny's New Morning Spot
I’m not the only one glad to have a sofa to lounge on.

When they were gone, I spent some time cleaning up before some weekend guests arrived. I have to admit that it was nice to have a sofa to lounge on at the end of the day. I had the TV and “home theater” system set up the next day and watched a DVD the evening after that. I now regularly listen to music from an old iPod through the stereo system. It’s the little things that make a space a home.

As for the bedroom — well, I’d forgotten how amazingly comfortable my bed is. It’s like sleeping on air. How did I live for two years without it?

Anyway, I put together this video for a new tour of my great room and kitchen. Enjoy!

The bedroom isn’t quite ready to be revealed; I think I need to rearrange the furniture and I’d like very much to get the closet organizer and doors installed. I’ll do a video for that and another one for my finished deck very soon.

By the way, if you’re wondering about my punchlist deadline and the Good Life article, it’s been pushed back. I don’t want stress in my life anymore, so I asked the reporter to wait. I’ll probably invite her to visit in July.

4 thoughts on “Construction: Post-Move-In Walk-Through

  1. Wow!! Is putting driftwood in for the windowsills an option? It would be some work and some cash, but might look amazing.

    Or maybe a driftwood coffee table. I’m apparently enamored.

    • I asked my friend and he said no. Immediately. I think it’s the amount of work it would take. Also, the wood slabs are probably too thick for the sills — unless they’re carved out. I guess that’s where the work would be. I have 12 windowsills to do. But I agree — that would look amazing!

What do you think?