Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Abandonment Issues

So, I have decided to abandon my original Creatin' Contest plan which was to do something like this:



I decided to something a little more simple.   Unfortunately, I don't have an inspiration picture to show you because the only place I can seem to find what I want to do is on Houzz.  Houzz is a great website for inspiration for both real life and the miniature world.

 I purchased two kits, however I ended up only using one of them.  I decided it was much easier to build the two floors of the modern beach house separately.


  The top floor will be the bedroom with the two sets of french doors.  The bottom will have two large sliding doors that make up the bottom right corner of the house.  I have one slider left over from last year's Denise's City Cottage kit and luckily HBS is now carrying those sliders so I bought another one.

 Once they are put together it will be shaped like this. The top will have a large deck and there will be a deck off the side of the bottom floor.  I think I need to add some more windows. Yes, that's my totally messy workroom in the background.

 When the upper floor is on, it's pretty dark which isn't a great feeling in a beach house. You can see the flooring I have picked out for the downstairs.  The blue and white laminate will be for the bathroom. Crap! I just realized that I need some way to get upstairs...oops.  I guess I need to address that. 

The upper floor is light and bright.

I'm undecided on whether I'm going to make the outside beachy, industrial, really modern or more like a shipping container house. 

#HBSCreatinContest2016

15 comments:

  1. I like where you're going with this and I know you'll come up with many fabulous ideas! Thanks for the sneak peek!

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    1. Thanks, Jodi. I love your pigs gone wild!

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  2. Hi Cyd! I love the amended configuration of your HBS beach house and think that the large deck leading off from the upper floor is going to be Fabulous!

    elizabeth

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    1. Thanks, Elizabeth. There is still a chance it could change.

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  3. I loved the first design, but I can sympathize with your need to simplify. I think with a window in the back or some lighting the first floor will seem less dark. And who wouldn't enjoy that gorgeous big balcony?

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    1. I like the first one better too...maybe I'll go back to it. Who knows?

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  4. Great looking beginning! Mine is still in the box and may remain there!

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    1. I still have one in a box...just in case I change my mind again!

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  5. Stairs? Blah. Just give them a hole in the floor and a rope!

    The house looks amazing!

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  6. Yay, you're back :). I'm happy to see you change direction instead of abandoning the contest.

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  7. I really like the new project.

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