House Fitness center Progress (Plus, Lighting, Window Remedy, Door Colour & Shelving Choices)

I’m making progress on the house health club, though I’m on the level the place progress is transferring alongside fairly slowly as a result of I’m engaged on the trim. I now have all the trim put in, and it’s all wooden stuffed and sanded. As we speak, I hope to start out on caulking all the trim in order that I can begin portray it on Thursday.

I additionally spent a while performing some wall repairs. In case you’ll bear in mind, I really tried putting in crown molding on this room alongside the longest wall (i.e., the wall between the house health club and the grasp lavatory), after which determined that I didn’t prefer it. Nicely, due to the way in which that crown molding is put in (nailed into the wall and the ceiling, with the completely different instructions of nails creating stress that helps to carry the crown in place), eradicating crown molding inevitably damages drywall. I had already accomplished one coat of drywall mud on these areas, however they wanted one other coat, together with some sanding.

As soon as that all the prep work is finished, particularly caulking all the trim, I’ll be capable of get all the trim and wall touchups painted, after which I can really begin on some ornamental stuff!

Talking of ornamental stuff, and due to your whole enter, I’ve determined to construct two shelving models, put them on casters, and have them flank a chest of drawers within the heart of the closet space. I hope to discover a chest of drawers on Fb Market or someplace else native, and simply paint it. I’d fairly not should construct one. After which I’ll mount a TV on the wall over the chest of drawers.

I’ve determined that all the pieces that goes into the room might be black and darkish stained wooden. I just about let my Water Rower decide that call because it’s a lovely walnut with black accents. So the cabinets have black helps (each vertical and horizontal helps) with stained walnut shade cabinets. If I’ve sufficient walnut veneer left over from the toilet, I’ll even use that for the cabinets.

Many months in the past, I had already chosen a black flooring for the room, in order that works into my black + walnut plan very properly. I additionally bought black curtain rods (sure, I might be hanging curtains in right here as a result of y’all know I really like cloth!), and simply final night time, I made a decision to hold the Rustic Walnut Bamboo Shade that I used within the lavatory into this room as properly. That shade is such good high quality, and it’s so just like what I’ve in the remainder of the home, however at a a lot decrease price, so I made a decision to go for it. So as soon as it’s all put collectively, my home windows will go from trying like this…

To trying like this…

I do know that there might be many ranging opinions on that (the black curtain rod, protecting up a number of the stripes, and so forth.), however I feel it’ll look very good as soon as it’s all accomplished, and it’ll make the room cohesive with splashes of black and walnut all through the room. I feel it’s going to additionally take the partitions from being front-and-center and the primary characteristic of the room to appearing extra as a backdrop, which I feel Matt will respect. 😀 So the partitions are for me, and all the black and walnut is for him.

However that brings me to the entry of the room. Once we moved this wall again (which made our hallway smaller and squared up the grasp lavatory), that made the doorway into this room fairly lengthy. And it’s additionally darkish. I didn’t even assume so as to add a light-weight right here, however I actually assume it wants one. So I’m conflicted. It looks as if an ideal space to place a semi-flush ceiling mild, and that will give me a possibility to deliver some black into this space as properly (though, I’ll try this with what I placed on the partitions as properly).

The opposite choices is to place a brilliant skinny “recessed” mild, like I’ve all through the room. However that appears slightly boring to me, and like a wasted alternative, proper? I’m leaning in the direction of the semi-flush ceiling mild until somebody has a great motive I shouldn’t try this.

After which there’s the door shade, which I do know I introduced up a very long time in the past, however I’m nonetheless conflicted over. All the doorways within the hallway are a darkish teal. There’s none of that shade on this room, so I don’t wish to deliver that in there. The doorways within the lavatory are white, however I don’t like that for this room.

So since I’m attempting to make use of black accents on this room, what about portray the doorways black? What will we take into consideration this?

I feel that appears good, and provides a contact of sophistication to juxtapose the colourful striped partitions. It’s simply paint, so I supposed I might attempt it and see how I prefer it. And if I don’t, I can all the time transfer on to one thing else. I’m simply not fairly certain what different choices there are.

EDIT: I made a decision so as to add the flooring to the image above to see what all the pieces would seem like collectively. Right here’s an concept of how this space would look with the black door and the flooring.