Because Nigel likes to celebrate International Muddy Dog Day, and also because we hoped to display our lovely collection of shoes, we really wanted a mudroom. We went with the next best (and relatively inexpensive) solution we could come up with, a "mud deck", using a lean-to "solarium" kit.
Our contractor spent the last couple of days assembling it. He did such an awesome job despite the fact that the kit was missing some screws and the instruction manual tried to trick him into doing things wrong,
The solarium, as you can see, is on the homely side, but this time function overrules form for us. Despite some notable quibbles, it appears solid.
|The new solarium on a grey morning, perched atop our new deck.|
|Interior. Our glorious shoe collection, sports stuff, and dog stuff.|
|In other news, we now have vanity mirrors! We're still waiting on the closet door.|
|Also, the hole in our wall turned into an access for ants, so I sealed it up. I don't know if the smiley face goes with our post-apocalyptic style house, but at least the duct tape does.|