October 16th marked our one year anniversary of purchasing our first home together, and despite feeling like our list of wants and to-dos will never be complete, we’ve done a shit-ton of work to the place. Some of the stuff I have documented here; others, like painting and decorating, I’ve had enough dignity to bypass posting about. Regardless, I thought it would be nice to document everything we’ve done to the house in our first year, to not only record the progress we’ve made but to be able to look back and be thankful about being able to do it all.
We built a shed! And it’s a beast.
The point of this story is that you should always listen to the guy you picked up from the Home Depot parking lot. Ricardo will know best.
One of the very first things I knew I wanted to do to our house was remove the hallway closet to expand the one in our master bedroom. The hallway closet was narrow and couldn’t hold anything thick like quilts or comforters without us having to fold them impossibly small. It easily held towels, but we don’t have a closet’s worth of towels to store, so it was pretty useless. Our master closet was located on the other side of the linen closet and was also, small. It had two rows of bars to hold clothes, and then two shelves above each bar, and that was it. While it could hold all of my things, they were cramped. K’s things were a non-starter–fitting them into the closet was a no-go from the start. So the hallway closet had to go.
Here is how it went.