So I think it’s about time I tell you all! My local students know about what’s happening around here but thought I’d share with everyone.
Sweet Treasures is growing! The business, studio (classroom) and my personal residence are moving. We just plain ol’ need more space! I closed on the property last month and by the end of the month the remodel had begun. There’s some remodeling going on in all parts of the property so things have been hoping! My contractor is keeping things moving. I’m having troubles keeping up!
There are three parts. My personal residence, a large space I’ll be using for my personal studio, office and work space, and the business office, storage for the online store (more on that soon) and classroom space. Whewsh!
The house is getting some pretty extensive cosmetic changes along with completely redone bathrooms. Just making it more “ME”.
My sewing space is getting bigger windows all new electrical for great lighting (a must), carpet, cabinetry…..
The 2400 square foot detached shop is going through the biggest transformation. It’s a finished blank canvas. Would you like to see the evolution?
Here’s a few pictures of the exterior of the studio before any remodeling.
Studio from the front
Studio from the side yard
The little short space on the left side will be the Sweet Treasures office. Inside I taped the layout for the walls creating a large storage space for the web store, a food prep area for class time (we always have yummy treats) and another all purpose storage space.
Here’s some shots of the big open space before any remodeling.
The big open space – it was like a roller rink! The echo in there hurt your ears.
Back left corner – left door goes to what will be the office, right door to the restroom.
interior walls framed
ceiling framing done – dropped from 16 ft to 12 ft
kitchen cabinets somewhat in place
ducting run and finishing up the new furnace/air-conditioning today
53 can lights installed
spots for the above classroom table chandeliers wired
outdoor lighting added
new windows installed in front and new sliding glass door into the office installed
Here’s a few pictures in process. Doesn’t look like much yet but sooooo much work has been done!
All framed for new windows
See the little trail in the center of the room? That’s where the concrete was cut so they could run electrical for floor outlets so the classroom tables can float in the room instead of needing to be against a wall. It will feel so much roomier for the students.
Framing on the left will be the storage area for the web store with access to the office. The framing on the right creates a little galley style food prep area (behind it).
View as you walk in. The back wall will create the all purpose storage area.
The beginnings of the Sweet Treasures office
This is where so much of the work has taken place! The metal grid is the framing for the new ceiling, all the can lights, ducting for heat/cool suspended from the ceiling.
Well I’m sure that was more than you cared to see or know. If you made it to the end—-Good for you! I’m excited! It’s going to be a really great space. I can’t wait to be moved in, having classes and organizing the spaces.
Sheet rock begins Wednesday and the siding will be going back on.
Thanks for taking the tour!
Thanks for visiting!
Blessings ~ Terri