drywall has started at the new house. i knew it would make a big difference... white walls bounce light a whole lot better than plywood and pipes. but with just a partially finished ceiling, you can see the change in the light already. when the thick black protective paper comes off the floor we're due a lot more light bouncing. indoor sunglasses may have to be worn. unironically, of course.
the upstairs windows let in a ton of sun. it's almost like standing in summer. i feel winter getting to me this year, but a few minutes in a square of strong sun makes me feel almost human again. you know, the kind of animal that doesn't hibernate for the winter. downstairs, patrick's been building me a floor to ceiling bookshelf. the drywall will go right over the metal pipes so the whole support structure will be hidden. a huge bookshelf was literally the first thing on my must-have list. checked that box.
picking out tile has been overwhelming. luckily the showrooms are packed with a million things i don't want. we have things narrowed down to a simple palette but exact size & ratio is proving a bit trickier. we'll get there in the end, i hope.