Fool for France
mud room
I’m about to get busy, so I’ll do another post right away.
This area will change quite a bit. This is at the front of the house, but to the side. The door straight ahead leads to a utility room which will become the mud room; a lot of mud gets tracked in, so I want to contain it. So. The door and shutter will be refurbished. To your left in this image will be a ramp that will lead to a terrace, which will be at floor level. Those steps will be pulled forward. The wall to the right will have a window and a door which will open to the kitchen. Up above, that curved shutter will be fixed up but will otherwise still look about like that. All this sad black and tan will give way to basically tan.
Those bedding plants might be relocated or might be sacrificed to the cause. I like species fuchsias and yellow roses, just not right in the middle of my terrace. I love the glass awning but my architect keeps whining about safety issues. Really, when it looks like that, who cares? We’ll be careful, honest! So we’ll see. Maybe that will be relocated, too.

6 Replies to “Future Mud Room”

  1. I am in awe of what you have taken on to do. So very creative and fascinating. I’m enjoying the progress reports (and you sense of humor).


    1. Thanks! Coming from a woman who walks, eats and sleeps on water, every single day, that’s quite a compliment.

      My own thoughts are moving more towards “what was I thinking?” That especially applies to the times when I exclaimed, “But I must have heated floors.” Yeah, the tiles were coming out anyway and some of the other floors — just wait for a future post — will come out anyway but wow, no floors. That will happen very soon.


  2. The lady who lived there before me chose the flowers. She must have been a pretty serious gardener, to judge by the choice of plants, which are not low maintenance. Many of the roses, especially, and the fruit trees, are close to the end of their lifespan. As I replace things I will be looking for plants that do not need constant attention. I will also want to coordinate the color scheme. The garden will be a challenge, for sure.


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