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We got a bit over zealous with the demo of our master bedroom closet in the first month of moving here. We have since been working little by little and waiting to decide whether we would try our have at sheet rock or whether we would hire it out.

The good news is that right before the holidays we found someone to do the work in the closet as well as installing the french doors and additional windows in the room behind the garage. We are going to update that room to become my yoga studio. I am very excited to get this project underway. We bought the french doors from the previous owners as they had originally planned to install them but did not move forward when they decide to sell. We also recently purchased bamboo flooring and windows for the space.

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Seeing any progress makes it feels so much more real. Neil framed out the new wall for the closet and installed denim insulation in the closet. This is mostly to provide sound proofing as the closet backs up to fridge/freezer in the kitchen. Now that the lights have been installed and the drywall is finished in the closet we need to clean up and get ready to paint! We are planning to build barn style doors for the closet and have an oversized mirror in the middle on the wall. I can’t wait to actually move into our master bedroom.

I have been working on my pinterest board inspiration for both of these spaces. Check out some door inspiration here for our closet.

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I am also thinking of keeping the walls in the yoga studio light but warm since the floors will be a bit darker. I am looking for a color other than purple for props and accents but have not decided yet. The studio will be so much brighter already with windows and the large french doors. I can’t wait to hold privates and small classes out there.

Neil recently built new shelves in our garage to try to organize this space more. They turned out great and he built them all by himself over the course of a few week nights. We are getting closer to being completely unpacked and starting to shuffle and find the right spot for things. It is feeling more like home as we move through each week. Another update is that we moved and cleaned out our hot tub. It is finally in working order and quite nice for an evening dip. Come one, come all! We are doing our best to bribe our friends to visit us up in Santa Rosa!

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We have been very focused on the house and the puppy and need to get out in the community more. It is easier to stay home and visit with the few friends and family we have here, especially in this crazy winter weather. We have had so much rain up in Sonoma County and have even been having flash flood warnings. It has been fine in our neighborhood but definitely flooding in parts of the county. Charlie and I are both hoping for a dry day soon so we can go out for longer walks, we are a bit stir crazy these days (look how big she is).

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Even with the big storm this week we are making an effort in the new year to connect with new friends and find new hang outs in Santa Rosa. Tonight we are heading to trivia night at a, new to us, brewery we recently tried called Fogbelt Brewing Company. Wish us luck.

Here is to new friends and new house projects in the new year!

House Projects: New closet, New studio, New friends
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