Thursday, November 20, 2008

My Favorite Outlet

In the 80's home builders did some cheap and silly things. They put in soffits, which as far as I can tell, only serves to fill the space between the cabinets and the ceiling.
(We'll discuss the finish on these cabinets later)

They installed the shiniest, brassiest light fixtures they could find.

They also believed in matching the door hardware to the light fixtures.

But the builder did have one shining moment of clarity. A brief moment when he thought, "I bet it would be a good idea to put an outlet in the hallway upstairs."

From this one little outlet (which is right outside our bedroom), I can vacuum the whole second floor. Thank you, Mr. Builder Man for having the sense to realize that an outlet in a hallway does make life easier for this mom, who usually does most of her cleaning with a baby on her hip. This outlet will come in so handy when I get to put up a beautiful lit garland on this staircase.


Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

I'll tell you what, now that we are living in a 1930's era cottage where electrical outlets are few, far between, and CRAZILY placed, I have to say I am super jealous of your 1980s Builder Man.


Allie said...

We have soffits (I didn't know this term) in our kitchen too. The wasted space drives me crazy. I'm kind of curious as to what's behind the sheet rock. I wonder if shelves could be built up there.