When Mr. W was working in Vancouver earlier this year, he became super skilled with a 3D design program called Sketchup. Given that he was stuck inside avoiding torrential downpours quite often, he had plenty of time to work on potential designs for the new house. He built an entire to-scale model of the house and even started playing with front and backyard plans.
It's been so much fun watching his designs evolve—I just had to share them here. The chicken peeking in the bathroom window above has to be one of the best details...
Although the overweight levitating cat on the couch is also a top contender.
Mr. W actually made the stock cat graphic fatter somehow to be more accurate to real life... If I ever walk into the living room and find Monty cat laying with his legs sticking straight out like that, I'm going to be one sad kitten.
Here's what the living room looks like in reality now:
We need to buy a new floorlamp. I hate the one next to the couch. And the TV is temporarily balancing on a $20 IKEA coffee table, but Mr. W is planning to build a proper corner shelf for it at some point. I'm sure he'll do a rendering in Sketchup for it...
The biggest renovation we're focused on figuring out right now is a remodel of the kitchen. Here's a pic of how it looked last fall for reference (I haven't taken any recent ones but it mainly looks the same with just way more stuff crammed into it):
We talked about trying to salvage the existing cabinets but we're reconfiguring the layout and we think it's just going to be way too much work. And they kind of smell like old people. I apologize if you come to visit and your water glass stinks of Efferdent and Aspercreme.
Here are a couple (out of about a dozen) renderings Mr. W has created for the future kitchen. This is an evolving process and probably won't get executed until sometime next summer. That should be just enough time for us to figure out the official cabinet layout we want...
The kitchen will be our first big reno, followed by the two bathrooms. If we can stay married through those endeavors, we'd like to eventually add on to the master and create an en-suite bathroom and walk-in closet. My fingers and toes are crossed that this is within our budget (and that our marriage survives) because Mr. W told me I could hang my disco ball in the closet. I'm going to rig the light so when I turn it on, it plays Stayin' Alive. And then I shall dance for hours in there.
So that's where our current house dreaming and scheming stands. In closing, here's another look at the potential bathroom with the peeping chicken I so adore.
Whatdya guys think?