Coco and Puffy here. Some of our Dogster pals have requested photos of our home that daddy built. For those of you who do not know us, we moved from Southern California to rural New Mexico where finding help to build a house was almost impossible. Momma wanted a kit build home but daddy insisted on getting two steel building; one for the house and the other for the garage/workshop. Daddy won and we ended up with a 2,200 square foot building for the house and a 1.200 square foot building for the garage/workshop.
This is our courtyard but as you can see, there is nothing in it yet; just mud most of the time and right now, snow. The snows not so bad but when it starts to melt, then the mud reappears and that means lots of feetsie washes. Somehow Puffy always manages to find the mud and ends up having his feet washed several times during the day. I think he likes the extra attention - BOL, BOL. Momma would like to add a brick patio so that a big portion of the courtyard does not have exposed dirt but they tend to be expensive if you need a lot of them, and we would, so she isn't sure what the humans will do to make the courtyard nice for us. She suggested to daddy that maybe a wood deck might be the way to go, but all daddy sees is yet another project that he will have to do.
Now I'm going to show you some of the inside of our house. The humans have really slacked off from working on it. They still have to put down some baseboards, do the kitchen countertop tiles, fix all the cracks in the wallboards that the "handyman" and his crew caused, etc... Most remaining jobs are pretty minor but require time and effort to get them done. Daddy is worn out and doesn't want to work on the house anymore. He has designed, planned, hired, supervised, and worked on this house for over two years. Momma has only been involved for a little over one year. It takes a lot of time, money and dedication to build your own home and the humans certainly deserves some time off especially if it means momma will be in the kitchen cooking something for us - BOL, BOL.
So back to our home tour, here is a picture of our guest bathroom,
There will be two large storage cupboards, one on each side of the bathtub. It's just your basic bathroom, you know, sink, toilet, and bathtub/shower combo. This is the bathtub that momma damaged with some chemicals several weeks ago (that's another thing that daddy is now going to have to fix).
Now on to one of the most important rooms in the house - THE KITCHEN!!!! Yes, I love this room, can you tell?
Our center island is 8 feet by 4 feet! It has drawers on both sides and daddy recently extended the island so that momma can have a stool or two there so she doesn't have to stand all the time when making bread or cookies. Daddy recently spent several day cutting and gluing the edge tile and the granite tiles onto the island. The rest of the countertops in the kitchen still need to be done also but like other projects it will have to wait now that it is snowing and daddy doesn't want to be using the saw with frozen hands. Most of the cupboards in the kitchen are actually drawers. No more having to get on her hands and knees to see what is in a cupboard, just pull out a draw and momma can instantly see what is in there. This kitchen is from IKEA and momma loves it. So far, they have proven to be very sturdy and easy to clean. The center island still needs to be grouted and that will be the next project the humans will do, sometime soon. Our kitchen has one big picture window which you can see in the above photo and a smaller one off to the side where the microwave is, which does not appear in the photo.
Well that's enough home tour for today. Stay tune for more to come.
Hugs and kisses,
Coco Rose and Puff Darby