I've never had a space like that, not one I can call my own. And I've done okay without it. I've written all over my house -- in my dining room, kitchen, family room, bedroom. Even outside on the deck. Have laptop, will travel, you know. But I'm one who gets distracted easily. The kids come home from school, and there goes my concentration. Hubby's having some of his "me time" out in the garage with the music loud, and I'm lost.
Unfortunately, my house is not one that could be added on to easily. I even once thought about renting an office somewhere, just so I could have my own space. That's just crazy-pricey, though. One day, hubby and I were chatting about the situation and I said, "Too bad we can't use the upper space of the two-story foyer." He kinda looked at me and said, "Why couldn't we?"
Thus was born "MY OFFICE"!
Even though we've had this planned for a few months now, he wasn't able to start construction until the week before Thanksgiving. And man, what he cranked out in that long weekend!
|This "was" my plant shelf. It's now part of the floor.|
|My hero, being -- ahem -- careful on that ladder. He's working on the header that will hold the floor joists.|
|Wha La! Floor joists! How cool is that?|
|This is me, screwing in the floors. I only did like 5, but at least I can say that I helped!|
|A shot taken from the top of my stairs. Wall studs, Yay!|
|MY DOOR! Knock, please... :)|
|That's my fireplace in my living room. Weird that all of this used to be one big, open area!|
|That same shot from up above, just now we have drywall! That's my bedroom there to the right. The only way into the new room is through there.|
I can't wait to furnish my office (that has a lovely ring to it, doesn't it?) so I can sit in there, at MY desk, and write. The area may be small, but that's okay. It's mine. And I know I'll love it. I'll post more pictures as we go along.