Recently, a sweet visitor to my blog asked to see my kitchen. I really haven't posted much about the kitchen, mostly because there are still some changes I want to make. I will be honest though - I LOVE my kitchen as it is, and if we never get to make any more changes, that is ok with me too.
This is the tiny dining room in our cozy little house. It is very, very small, and when people are seated, there is no walking space around the table. Yet it still works really well for us. The only furniture that actually fits in this room is the dining table, 4 chairs, and bench. There used to be a wall between this room and the tv room and it was impossible to have any large family gatherings here. One of my favorite things we have done is remove the wall between these two rooms.
Do you watch House Hunters? I love this show and have not grown tired of it after watching hundreds of episodes over the years. One thing I know though, my house would not fit the criteria for most of the house hunters out there. 1. Master Bedroom Suite - NO 2. Large enough for king-size bed - NO 3. Walk-in closet - NO 4. Master luxury bath - NO 5. Master bath - NO 6. Double sinks - NO In spite of not having anything on this desired list, I LOVE my master bedroom. It has everything we need to have in a bedroom, and it is simple, easy to keep clean, and comfortable.
I'm not sure if you can tell how small this room is from the photos. I recently had some friends from work over for a Ladies Night. They had seen the house on the blog, but had not yet seen it in person. One friend said it appears larger in photos. Because this house is so small, we need to get creative in how we use the space and especially in how we organize and store things we need to live comfortably here.
This week I am on February vacation from school. I have nothing exciting planned except a colonoscopy on Monday and a dentist appointment on Wednesday. At least the weather is unseasonably warm, so there's that. It was over 70 degrees in New Hampshire this week, in February! That is unheard of in these parts so we will take the blessings where we find them. The snow is melting quickly, and mud is everywhere. A couple of years ago, I found two old windows on the side of the road as I drove to a medical appointment. I pulled over and hauled them into my car. They sat in my garage for awhile, and then I tried them in a couple of different places until this one finally landed in the dining room.
We have had the Ikea Ektorp sectional sofa for at least 5 years now. So far I have not grown tired of it and still love the way it looks, It has held up great under very heavy use and a lot of dog activity as well.