A Room Of One’s Own – Part IV

The following is a series about Tim’s new study.  For the previous posts see here: Part I. Part II. Part III.

So after four five weeks we are down to the big reveal…to be honest I feel a bit cheesy doing this, but here the before/after pictures.

What the area look liked before I started my study project.
What the area look liked before I started my study project.
The study afterward #1
The study afterward #1
The study afterward #2
The study afterward #2
The study afterward #3
The study afterward #3

Is the space perfect? NO, but that wasn’t the point.  Rooms don’t have to be perfect, they have to be usable, so while I could have extended the project out by staining the ceiling beams or holding off until I got some better carpet, I opted to just get it setup instead.

The better questions are: do I use the room and do I like the space? The answer to both questions is: yes.  I have to say it is nice to have a space of my own to get away and just read/write or even think.  From that point of view it was worth every penny nickel and minute I spent.

In my opinion, spaces are never really done, they just pause in development.  In this case I’m happy to pause here and just use the space.  So the other big question for everyone is likely, ok, but how much did you sink into this.  Money wise I spent $597.00 and the majority of that went into the bookshelves.  As to time, I likely spent much more time planning that I ever did doing this project.  I would guess perhaps 10 hours or so of actual labour to get it to this point.

Any questions?

5 thoughts on “A Room Of One’s Own – Part IV”

  1. @Captain – Yes I know I didn’t finish the ceiling…because I decided I don’t care about that right now. I can do it later and it doesn’t bother me that much. Besides I’m waiting for a bit more of spring weather so I can move the dryer vent which runs down the middle of the ceiling. After that I’ll likely stain the beams. It means more work in the long run, but I get to use the space for a few months while I wait. It was a trade off.

  2. “Dark matter made me do it.”

    Amazing. 😀

    I like it. You’re probably like me and enjoy having an open, wide desk to work on, right?

    Ever since I was a little girl I’ve wanted a HUGE wooden desk with lots of space.

    Looks very comfortable.

  3. @Tim
    nice job! but the large windows from your original target photos are missing! 🙂

    suggestion for ceiling treatment – hang lattice or something equivalent as a suspended ceiling and paint/stain everything a uniform colour and the ‘stuff’ disappears – many restaurants and retail spaces do this

    and on a different note, i was looking for the spreadsheet send it by John the Contractor back in the beginning of March under investment update – has it been posted? Thanks

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