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ORC: One Room Challenge Week Two

Our week two has focused on both design and structural elements, as we work toward creating one large, laundry/mudroom to accommodate all of our needs.  In our goals for design, there were certain existing elements that needed to be removed.  A major element that needed to go, was the popcorn ceilings throughout the space.  This felt like a very daunting task, but our removal system was quite successful.  We used a water sprayer to saturate the popcorn texture.  Once it sat for a while, we were then able to easily scrape it off with a putty knife.  The bigger job was the cleanup afterward!

Another existing element that needed to be removed was the panelling that covered a few walls.  As a part of this project, we needed to fill in a section of a wall that we were keeping, where a doorway currently existed. We also began framing up the new closet in the space, which will house the washer and dryer. 

 As we continued to work on the structural elements of the walls, we realized that we needed to commit to some of the design elements we would incorporate into this new space.  My husband Nathanael and I are not always major planners.  We don’t have our projects completely worked out before-hand.  -That’s just not how we roll.  Instead, we process and figure things out as we go along.  This works for us most of the time!  Sometimes… we need to pause to figure out important components.  This was the situation we found ourselves in for this week.   We realized that I needed to commit to a laundry sink in order to know what our wall dimensions should be.  -Wayfair to the rescue!  I love Wayfair for their user friendly shopping platform, as well as their great prices and ample options.

Nathanael and I are not always major planners.  We don’t have our projects completely worked out before-hand.  -That’s just not how we roll.  Instead, we process and figure things out as we go along.  This works for us most of the time!  Sometimes… we need to pause to figure out important components.  This was the situation we found ourselves in for this week.   We realized that I needed to commit to a laundry sink in order to know what our wall dimensions should be.  -Wayfair to the rescue!  I love Wayfair for their user friendly shopping platform, as well as their great prices and ample options.

As we continued to figure out our dimensions, we realized our doggy washing station would need to be relocated to a different spot.  -Good thing we enjoy the challenge of  meeting obstacles as they come!  This seemed like a good opportunity to spend some time designing our dual purpose space for cleaning both dogs and bikes!  Our kids are big into mountain biking.  We wanted a space that could accommodate the maintenance of our bikes as well.  In our design decisions, we want to create a space that can be both modern and striking, yet be suitable for dirty messes, but clean up well afterwards.  -We are up for the challenge!

If you’d like a better view of our project, check out our vlog on Youtube!