I've drawn a quick plan for those who are imagining me climbing through the window to get from my sewing room to our sitting room at the moment. The darker black lines are the existing doors.
Our house was originally two houses that were knocked together when I was 10. When my Dad died in 1989 we bought the family home from Mum and made her a bed sitting room with her own bathroom and kitchen [now my sewing room and the two rooms below this on the sketch] and built an extension on the back with the kitchen and the utility in it [the dogs sleep in the utility]. When Mum died in 1997 her bed sitting room became my sewing room and in 2004, when I set up my sewing business, this made the perfect room because it had the bathroom next to it for me to use as a changing room for my customers.
As you all know we are very proud to say we are Grandparents to two beautiful little girls and I love having them here so we now feel the need of making a few more changes to the house. If they come on days when I'm working then the route we have to take from my sewing room at the mo is through the [what was Mum's] kitchenette, the utility [dogs], the kitchen and living room to get to their toys in the conservatory.
Hmmm not practical eh?
As you can see if we put a door where I've marked in red life will be a lot easier. I can be available to answer the door to customers and the girls can get to their Nanny Annie when they want with ease.....that's the plan....and so far so good.
- The fitted wardrobe/storage you've seen in the corner of my sewing room is now empty [don't ask where it has all gone :-) ].
- The other side of the wall is where our telly normally sits and it has cupboards/shelves in the alcove.....they are in the process moving.
- We have bought the door frame.
- The wiring for telly has to be rerouted.
- The hole has to be made.
- Fitted wardrobe has to be moved from sewing room....I did suggest leaving it there and using it like in The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe but I had no takers. :-)
- Walls have to be plastered.
- My sewing room has to be fitted with new storage and worktops
- the list goes on and on and on :-)