It’s kinda funny how this remodel has brought to my attention a few habits.
The first being that the height difference between the dining room tile and the hall floor caused a kind of step up whenever I transitioned from one to the other. Now that the floor is all one level, I am still stepping up but the feeling is odd. Slowly, I am retraining myself to accommodate the sameness.
The new layout of the kitchen and integration of the floors has made my house look bigger. Then I mopped the floors and realized it wasn’t an optical illusion but a fact. Or at least it seems that way. I used to clean the wood floors one way and the tile another way and then there was once carpet. The different flooring made each room seem smaller but broke up the cleaning duties. Now it is just one long slog and swish, swish, swish to mop it up, after vacuuming up the dirt and mammoth amount of pet hair.
And, with the installation of all but the appliance garage in the kitchen, I am once more having to adjust to the new layout. The funny thing is I keep trying to close the microwave cabinet, which has no door but isn’t occupied yet. I also have to side step a little as the kitchen has extended a 3 inches into the family room and that has changed the path I take just enough for me to be startled by the closeness of the cabinet.
Ah, well, it is nice to have these problems but funny how habits become so engrained that we don’t notice them until something little changes.
Until next time.