Sunday, August 17, 2014
I have been wanting to do some sewing especially for myself an the family.
My machines were not in the least accessible so I have looked around and thought I had a good idea.
Our ranch house is 30 by 40 , we did add on to our bedroom so we both have walk in closets and it really helps. I actually wish they were bigger but we are always on a budget.
We are very happy with our large master bedroom.
Our living room was too small so as soon as we - and I do mean DH and I decided to make a big playroom for the boys. We put in a false floor. I painted it and then I painted ROADS on it for three boys with Match box cars. I painted the roads we drove over daily, the toll bridge and two rotaries. We had many rotaries "ROUND-ABOUTS" as we called them in UK. DH loved it and the boys did too all 4 of them. ages 1, 6 and 8 and about 35 -My DH.
DH is in to railroads but he has a model RAILWAY since all his trains are from UK and all steam locos and we loved them. I made little houses when my mother brought him cardboard kit houses so it was a family affair.
A few years later we needed more space and less roads. We covered it with rug and made it in to thee rooms and the wash room. Our G.D. from Las Vegas calls it the concrete room Unfinished concrete walls and concrete floor. She is correct especially since we put the washer and dryer in to the upstairs bathroom. I like that, so does DH.
Fast forward we made the bedrooms and as the boys left we took over those rooms. Washroom unchanged, Bathroom in basement, one bed room was my little gym and DH had trains round the walls.
We had a problem with the downstairs toilet. No plumber could fix it. We hired a plumber who dug up the area round the basement said the house gasket must have a problem. To get his equipment in we took down 2 Pine trees we loved and paid dearly to remove.
The plumber drove his back hoe in to the hole and it took a real mess taking it out. The Bill was obscene and as soon as we flushed the toilet it was just the same. The bill was in the thousands and nothing changed, I missed my trees but he tried.
That winter after the thaw we had our first flood in our basement. The Plumber dug out clay and put in fill so the water table just comes up the drain and in to the basement.
DH and I love the false floor and it works like a charm.
We did have a contractor to come in and dig us a Sump pump. This works well but it needed to be bigger so after these heavy rains we do get some water on the floor. The good thing about this, I have a VERY clean basement floor. Woo-Hoo.
Today I decided since our family will not be able to move I am going to make three rooms and the wash room will be my sewing room.
I have had a n umber of ideas and ran my idea through our sons opinion and he loves the idea. DH and I are going to make it happen. If we sell it is a five bedroom house on almost 1/4 acre so we think doing it for the family will give us equity and looking nicer so here I come getting ready to do some carpentry. Way to go. Pat in Maine.