A series of posts on my new home.
As I go about my day in this new place I call home
I frequently think ...
"I like this (xyz) so much better."
Maybe I should write about it."
I held up writing this last post because I was waiting on the instillation of 2 light/fan combos for the dining area and the den. Since moving into the condo 8 months ago, we have replaced many old and outdated items. These light/fan combos are the last of those changes to be done this year. The light fixtures that came with the condo were pretty ugly to my taste - and, more importantly, we wanted ceiling fans so we could reduce our need for air conditioning. Electric can be expensive.
|As you enter the condo - the dining area is to the right, living room to the left,|
and den straight ahead and center.
|Dining area - kitchen to the left, main entrance|
to the right just out of sight.
A good example of limitations is our dinning room table. It is a bit large and can be made larger by another 4 feet of extensions. In the townhouse we always angled the table from one corner of the room to an opposite corner when the extensions were used. It worked mostly but was tight for guests getting around the table. I always said ... if we could just push the walls out another 18 inches it would be perfect! Ha!
In the condo the dining table fully extended spreads into the adjacent living room space a bit and can be moved around easily by guests. No need to wish the walls out another 18 inches because there are no walls.
The dining room also displays 3 leather game boards we dearly love. During more affluent years - when we were both working and had good salaries, we frequented craft shows. These boards were several of the many items we purchased. And we still love them as much as we did when purchased. Still loving something after years of ownership is the sign of a good purchase.
The living room space is defined mostly by the arrangement of furniture.
|In the fore ground is the back of a couch that backs up to the den. |
It has a cover over it - pets, you know!!
|A hand spun and hand woven shawl that I have|
near me or on me all the time!
|My chair, where I am sitting right now!!|
My chair is surrounded by yarn - and it is located next to a display cabinet that houses even more yarn and my legos. My little space.
The den has a more defined area because there are more walls but one corner is open with no door. It makes for a very open feel when entering the condo. I love love love that there are no sliding glass doors in this condo. After 40+ years of sliding glass doors, I was ready to return to a standard door for the deck.
So that concludes the tour of my condo. We have made a number of changes and adjustments, and as a result, I have become at ease living here. This condo was the first place in 45 years that wasn't new when we moved in. That bothered me some. But it had been maintained for 12 years by people with similar tastes. Now with the changes I made, this space is more mine. Glad to finally feel like it reflects me - rather than someone else.