Hooking up with Home Life Simplified again for #listmania.
This weeks prompt was to write about your favourite places around your home.
I found this to be a bit of a challenge because we’re living in the shed while we build and there’s really nothing I like about the shed. So I decided to write about my future favourite places in the new house.

My Library.
This is the mezzanine level above our new lounge room. This is going to be my hideaway. It’s going to have bookshelves for my many, many boxes of books, a cozy armchair to sit and read in and a nice lamp and coffee table. I can’t wait to have my own chill out space and I’ve always wanted to have a home for all my books.

My Wardrobe
I am super excited about this. I have a shoe collection to rival Imelda Marcos. (Not that I get much opportunity to wear all my pretty heels up here on the mountain!) And I’ve always wanted to have the space to display them properly. My wardrobe is going to be bigger that the bedrooms in some of the houses I’ve lived in. I can’t wait to unpack my clothes, I haven’t seen them for so long it’s going to be like having a whole new wardrobe.

This pile of bricks is one day going to be a huge open fireplace in our lounge room.
Is there anything more relaxing than sitting in front of a crackling fire with a nice glass of wine when the kids are asleep…?


After 3+ years of a combined bathroom/laundry/toilet with a teeny tiny shower and no privacy, I absolutely can’t wait to have a proper bathroom, with a lock on the door!
As soon as I’m finished unpacking the first thing I’m going to do is have a long, hot bubble bath.

The View.
This is the view from our bedroom upstairs. There’s going to be a little balcony to sit and watch the sun set behind those trees and when it’s dark you can see the city lights
twinkling in the distance.


This pile of rubble is one day going to be a nice outdoor entertaining area. I can’t wait to be having friends over for a bbq here. It’s so hard to have people over when everything’s so cramped and crowded here in the shed.

All of this seems like an impossible amount of luxury, but I see it as my reward for spending the last 3+ years living in a shed. When we finally move into the house it’s going to feel like a palace! This is what I try to focus on when I get frustrated at living in the shed.

Well, I’d better go and do some work now or it’ll never get finished,
Till next time,
Beck xoxo

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6 thoughts on “Listmania 9: Favourite Places

  • March 19, 2013 at 11:48 am

    Thanks for the tour – i was able to see it all right there with you!! sounds divine! deb xx

  • March 19, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I can picture it, too! I would love a hideaway above the lounge with all of my books and comfy chairs – what an awesome use of space! I look forward to seeing the ‘after’ shots when it’s all complete.

    • March 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm

      That won’t be for quite a while still, I think. We’ve only just got the roof on and can’t start on inside till we get windows. Maybe by the end of the year? (Probably not but I can hope!)

  • March 20, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Oh your new place sounds amazing! I would love to have my own library!!

    • March 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm

      I can’t wait to unpack all my books, there’s at least ten boxes full. It’s going to be so exciting to see them again

  • March 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    That bath sounds good. I have a bath, sureā€¦ but no lock on the door. Your bath sounds so good!


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