Office

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THE SCENE

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We bought a new house and one of the best parts – in my opinion – is this detached building that is just screaming to become my new office.  Yes, it might have been a man cave for the old owner but we’re transforming it!

THE BEFORE

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I can imagine the “Man Cave” memories this place holds.
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Check out all the plywood paneling… paneling for days.
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The kids begged me to keep the fridge but I have something different in mind.

THE DURING

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The space wasn’t insulated and with podcast and video recordings, sound proofing is a must.  Plus there is no air in my existing office space (where I’m now) so being able to cool/heat this space as needed, another must! Insulating will help with that.    
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In thinking through a space that would put a smile on my face as I opened the door every day… starting with a blank slate of shiplap was a no-brainer.  I love the clean lines and brightness of it. 
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Walls of shiplap are up and now we have lights (8 recessed can lights)!  All we are waiting on to finish off the construction of the space is carpet (which is backordered – of course).  Once that’s in, we’ll move on to putting in the furniture, equipment and styling the space. 
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We have carpet!! It's not what our designer, Lesley Myrick, picked out but with delays and backorders (and trying to keep this below budget!) this is what I went with.
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To me - with the ship lap and gray carpet - it just feels so comfortable! The kids think I should add a murphy bed, but then I'd never leave!
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Air conditioning!! So important in the South!  This air conditioning unit was in the window but we moved it to the wall so it wouldn't block the light! Can you feel the breeze?
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Sometimes it just looks better in green!!!
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While I loved the creamy off-white corner hutch... it had to be green for my Referral Ninja studio office!
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And my personal fav arrived as well... my retro mini-fridge. That was one of the first things to land on my Pinterest board when I started dreaming about this new office space!!
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We finally settled on butcherblock for my desk and I tried my hand at staining. Done is better than perfect.
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Evie has found her spot in the office… though not conducive for me to spread out and that was the point of the L-shaped desk!
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THE AFTER

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This is going to be amazing!
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This is going to be amazing!
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This is going to be amazing!