Progress on My Back Porch Library

Progress on My Back Porch Library

Hi, friends! I’m Jay Waters. Thank you so much for returning to my blog. If you’re reading this, you probably know I’m working on a Victorian renovation downtown. I’m having so much fun with it. Today, I wanted to tell you all about the progress I’ve made on my back porch library. 

First, I’ll give you some information as to why I turned the back porch (of all places) into a library!

As you know, once I’m finished with this project, I’m planning on leasing the property to a law firm. I don’t know which one yet, but I thought that a law library would add value to the property and make it more likely to sell to a firm.

There are a lot of small legal practices in the area, so I thought that a law library would be a good addition to this renovation. I mean, just think of it. A lawyer who rents the place could move their books in and immediately start researching on injury claim laws in Arizona. The back porch was really the only place to squeeze in the library, so I had it enclosed and voila!

About My Colorful and Funky Back Porch Library

I never do any renovation or design in the usual way, and I always try to create a unique aesthetic for each room I design. For the library, I didn’t want to do boring brown bookshelves, so I wrapped the entire closed-in porch with teal shelving. Teal is such a fun, whimsical color. I really think it brightens the room and makes it a place where some serious law studies can get accomplished.

For the floors, I did go the traditional route and left the hardwood flooring in place. However, I added a painted harlequin pattern to the floors like this blogger did, and they are so much fun!

I really think a law firm is going to take a liking to this wonderful Victorian reno. 

I also plan to add a few ladders to the bookshelves and some incredible antique brass chandeliers. How fun would it be to study with a glorious chandelier overhead? Who says chandeliers only belong in ballrooms? I don’t think any legal professional will be able to resist renting this space when it’s complete!

Come Visit Me Again Soon!

Thanks for visiting my blog, friends. If you think you might be interested in renovating a house some day, continue following along with my blog. I will share design ideas that will hopefully inspire you in your own design or home renovation projects.

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