Empty rooms

Posted on August 14, 2011

Empty rooms look smaller. Empty rooms look darker. Empty rooms have no heartbeat, no energy.

The middle of the Fibro is empty. Bathroom and laundry stripped of their walls, rugged concrete exposed underfoot. Wires wave from dark corners. Creatures with many legs scuttle in the shadows.

It’s hard to imagine that in a few short weeks we will be back in there. It will be white and clean and bright.

Now it is just empty.

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  1. Kymmie

    I do feel your pain. And sizes also seem wrong when there is nothing in there. You can’t tell what will fit in there either. Turns out my kitchen is far bigger than I imagined. Not a bad thing.

    But so glad you can move out during the renovations! We lived in it. Nighmare. Mind you, with a bathroom could be tricky!

    All the best and hope you’re back into a bigger and brighter place. Will you post photos??? Hope so!

  2. Deerbaby

    Is Kevin doing the grand design for you?

  3. River

    The rooms aren’t empty, they’re filled with potential. Endless possibilities. Dreams and imaginings. Excitement.

  4. anjwritesabout.com

    Love the imagery! Except for the scuttly things 😉

    Sure you’ll be thrilled when it’s all finished and you can give it a heartbeat again!

  5. Rhonda

    I’m of the open possibilities mindset. The empty space, just waiting for new ideas and thoughts to be put into them. Change is good.

  6. thepowmill

    When the new walls are up , you will know exactly what is under them. That is satisfying. No surprises!

  7. edenland

    Oh what a gorgeous post to come and read. I’m with Luce … all that empty. Imagine the beautiful things and memories you are going to fill it with!


  8. Diminishing Lucy

    I fear I am an oddball. I love the empty. Endless opportunity…


  9. bigwords is...

    Love new bathrooms! Good luck with the living out of home part, before you know it you’ll be marvelling at the sparkly new tiles x

  10. Jodi @ The Scribble Den

    I love empty rooms. They are like a blank canvass ready and waiting. How exciting!

  11. Cat

    I find renovating quite an emotional thing & haven’t understood why until now – it’s the emptiness. There’s something amazing though about starting over with just a skeleton and making choices for the room(s) to be a reflection of you and yours. Beautiful post!

  12. todd carr

    yeah….empty rooms w/ no personal belongs can feel cold and stale. I like your heartbeat connection.

  13. Mama of 2 boys

    I agree, I get a little creeped out by empty rooms, empty houses etc… But it will be SO exciting to have a brand spanking new living space to enjoy. That has to be worth the downside of renovating xo

  14. Gemma @ My Big Nutshell

    I hope when it’s all up and fabulous you’ll connect with it and do a little scream from excitement.

  15. Maxabella

    I find it hard how quickly a ‘home’ can become just the bones of stripping walls and grubby floors. It freaks me out a little bit. I can’t really do those ‘before’ and ‘after’ mag articles… am I being too weird?

    Anyway, all will be well.


  16. MultipleMum

    Exciting! I hope your bathroom takes less time to redo than Mum and Dad’s did!!!! x

  17. therhythmmethod

    As a little girl visiting my dad’s building sites, I found it quite creepy seeing ‘the guts’ of houses. Now I find it comforting: knowing the structure underneath is strong and solid gives me comfort.

  18. Lady Estrogen

    I loved that.

    Uugghh… creatures. 😉

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