Our shutters have been beautifully crafted by Nate and Darryn for the two front parlors of the house. The stiles will be cut down upon installation. We decided to use shutters in these rooms because we'll need the privacy and there was an issue with being able to mount window hardware due to deep crown molding. But also, we opted for shutters because they are wonderfully historic.
The rooms upstairs (all bedrooms) will have curtains.
Also, Mike has completed the installation of the wood floors in the mudroom and the two adjoining rooms. Here is our future laundry room. The washer and dryer will be stacked in the corner and a utility sink will be to the left of that, to the right of the window.
This is the room that was going to be a workshop. But it's too small and just overall inconvenient as Mike wouldn't be able to set up saws, etc. So the workshop will instead go into one side of the barn and this space will become an office.
The unfinished wall is an artifact from when the old oil tank was located here. We couldn't drywall behind it at the time so it will have to be drywalled at some point.
I am so thrilled to have one room in the house devoted to the logistics of 'officing', where printers, shredders, metal file cabinets and the endless paper goods can be put away in their appropriate place. I am actually looking forward to setting the office up and getting organized again. Since moving, our file cabinet has been in storage and it's just so much harder to not have a cabinet to put everything in.