I realized the other day that I haven’t given you guys an update on The Woods and Ivy Cottage in FOREVER. I told you all about it and showed you the layout but haven’t shown you progress. There hasn’t been MUCH progress but there is some. We decided not to build our home because of what Covid did to the lumber prices, availability, etc. So, we decided to build Deb’s workshop, The Woods and Ivy Cottage, first, and live in that for awhile… until things settle down. We just heard the other day that lumber prices are skyrocketing again. Our builder told us that we can be glad we started when we did because they shot up another 30%. Probably for no other reason than because THEY CAN. There is no shortage, etc. But, whatever. It is what it is. So we remain patient.
Obviously, the windows are covered with paper, but you can see where the garage door will be. The cottage will have white vinyl siding. And the porch columns will be wrapped and trimmed out to make a bigger statement. We will have ceiling fans above each window and lights on each side of the front door.
Im unsure if we will paint the door white, black, or do a wood-look technique. I want to stick with all woods and whites with a bit of classic black.
So…. If you want to see the entire layout, check out the previous post where I talked about it. The foundation, framing, roof, and doors are all done with the exception of a door going INTO the Deb’s little temporary make-shift workshop from the house. Her little workshop will be 10×20 which will be a garage for storage and our Polaris once the house is built. The windows will be delivered next week, so they will start back up then.
The contractors will finish the windows, siding, electrical, insulation, and drywall. And then Deb and I will take over finishing it all. Which means we will do the painting, adding trim to the doors, windows, and baseboards. We will install the kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanity, toilet, and hang all of the lighting. We are SO EXCITED to get to that part. When Deb and I have a project like this, it is GAME ON.
I receive comments and questions all of the time like “why would you want your bedroom or bathroom right off of the kitchen.” We don’t… it’s a temporary situation. This layout will easily be converted to Deb’s workshop in the future. Which, by the way, will be THE MOST FABULOUS workshop in the world. ????
We are both looking so forward to getting out to the woods full time. It will just make things so much easier. Deb has so many projects she wants to do and we both want the woods cleaned up of fallen trees and limbs. We are only 15 minutes away but it makes it difficult when you want to burn brush. You kind of have to plan to stay for awhile when you start that. With us living there, we can go outside and burn, and come inside to stay warm.
When I talk about the property, I always have people ask what happened to the camper. We still have it. The temps are WAY TOO COLD here in Ohio to stay in a camper. So, we are currently storing it off of our our land because of the construction. And, we need to have a few trees cut down which were close to the camper. It is easier having it out of our way anyway.
So.. that’s the update on The Woods and Ivy Cottage. Things are finally happening. Stay tuned for more updates in the upcoming weeks.