Saturday, February 11, 2017

Remodeling of the Arizona Room

We are loving everything about our new abode, except that the Arizona room is odd shaped and hard to arrange the furniture.  A couple of things needed to change.

When you enter the front door you see a large closet.  

Nice for storage if you need it, but we have so much space already we decided we'd rather have the closet gone and the room expanded into a more rectangular space.

Taking down the closet walls opened up this space by a length of 80" and depth of 29".  It doesn't sound like much but each inch is critical when living in a small space.

Doors gone and remainder of wall ready to go
The dry walling was done by Left Brain with the help of our brother in law Bill and his brother Ken.
It was messy hard work but Left Brain is a very determined man and before I knew it he had attained his goal.  I did my part by vacating the premises to play elsewhere in the park and get out of his way.  Yup, that's the kind of wife I am.

The cabinet I bought for the sitting room will go into the Arizona room to hold the new big TV whenever that comes our way, probably next year.  We're not sure we love it in this newly opened space and Left Brain is going to bravely crawl under the house to move some satellite connections to allow for other options.  It was easier to paint this wall an accent color than try to match the whites, so the left over gray paint from the kitchen was utilized.

I ordered a smaller corner TV stand for the sitting room. It was much darker than I thought it would be, but it does the job.

It's still a work in progress, but we're getting closer all the time to achieving our goals.

Long Live the Queen


  1. I am going to be in your hood this coming week. Yearning for sun and fun.

  2. Are you couch surfing? We don't have a couch, but do have air mattresses if you need a place to crash.

  3. These new changes are looking really nice. Left Brain is soooo talented! Are your gardens growing yet? I'm almost jealous. We are inundated with tons of snow and more falling. My saving grace is that Spring is only a few weeks away.

    Pogo and I are getting antsy now. Pretty soon we'll be in Florida. Woo Hoo! Pogo says he can't wait to leave his sweaters behind and bask in the warm sun. Hmmm, he's my kind of guy!

    You have a super day my friend, hugs, Edna B.