May 28, 2018: Ain't that suite!
But Joie knew it had the potential to become a master bedroom suite to be added to the downstairs apartment. One year and a LOT of manual labor later, her belief became reality...but the space still wasn't quite what she had envisioned.
Over the last 12 months, along with all the other downstairs renovations that have been reported in this blog, the suite got the upgrade it deserved with...
...walls, doors, new lighting, carpeting, and wood plank flooring...
...a contemporary bathroom with new granite-topped vanity, toilet, pedestal sink, medicine cabinet and mirrors...
...closets and shelving...
<This area was previously dead space at the bottom of the stairs...until Joie had another vision. Our fave contractor, Ryan Regan-Ladd, made it happen by enclosing the space and custom-building a cubby and shelf unit. (See the "Closets, closets, closets" blog for work-in-progress pics.)>
<This closet used to be mostly unusable, inaccessible, understairs space but, between Ryan and Joie, it became a very usable, enclosed closet in the walk-through closet area. (See the "Closets, closets, closets" blog for step-by-step photos, including Joie doing a tricky drywall job.)>
...a tall chest of drawers and shoe rack...
Ta-dah and hip-hip-hooray - Chateau de Joie's new master suite is ready for a new housemate!
Thursday, May 3, 2018
Unfortunately, with the temperatures already hitting the 90s, it doesn't look like spring will be with us for long. But first comes the daily thunderstorms...
Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Chelsea Miller, the first housemate to earn her Master's Degree in 2016
Chloe Spinks and
Katherine Fecteau earned theirs in 2017
The PhD Candidates still have a little ways to go before donning the cap and gown, but, as of today, they have all successfully defended their dissertation prospectuses like the champions they are!
Chuck Weisenberger, today's honoree,
Joie Campbell, and honorary housemate
There's no such thing as "down-time" at Chateau de Joie!