Preparing for a Shopping Spree

Our new tenant is taking a day off from work to buy furniture and appliances for Glade Cottage.

Glade Cottage
Glade Cottage

I have taken the liberty of photographing the walls as straight on as possible considering all the clutter still in there.

The ladder/stairs to the attic in the Cottage have been folded up to the ceiling. (See last photo in the post.)
The ladder/stairs to the attic in the Cottage have been folded up to the ceiling. (See last photo in the post.)

Then I measured the various areas and marked the photos so when we are shopping (yes, I’m going, too) we’ll have an idea if a piece of furniture will fit or not.

When the front window is not blocked there is a beautiful view.
When the front window is not blocked there is a beautiful view.
This window has a stunning view.
This window has a stunning view.

The front wall is definitely a focal point with a triptych picture window.

I don't have a clear vision for the kitchen but we'll also be shopping for cabinets.
I don’t have a clear vision for the kitchen but we’ll also be shopping for cabinets.

The back wall is more zigzaggy since the bathroom is set at the back of the Cottage on the right-hand side. The bathroom is behind the kitchen wall.

This area is plumbed and vented for a washer/dryer. A water heater is in the closet on the right.
This area is plumbed and vented for a washer/dryer. A water heater is in the closet on the right.

The rest of the back wall is the laundry and storage.

The floating wall is not yet in position and so hides the 2nd window.
The floating wall is not yet in position and so hides the 2nd window.

The left side wall is broken up with 2 windows and a propane furnace mounted on the wall.

This wall is the only long unbroken wall in the Cottage.
This wall is the only long unbroken wall in the Cottage.

And the right wall, which will form the living room and kitchen, has only one window and so can take a long piece of furniture.

The fire safe is extremely heavy but worth keeping to preserve important papers.
The fire safe is extremely heavy but worth keeping to preserve important papers.
The safe is moved and I was not much help.
The safe is moved and I was not much help. (Note the steps to the attic in it storage position on the ceiling.)

Over the weekend we did move the extremely heavy fire safe out of the middle of the left wall.

Do you go on shopping sprees or shop a little at a time?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

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