Wednesday, 11 August 2010
It's only a little A5 sized book with 40 pages in it but those pages are a mine of information about housing in the 1930s. For anyone embarking on a similar project I would certainly recommend it!
Sunday, 1 August 2010
My mind is racing with ideas for this house but I need to rein myself in and work in a methodical fashion so the first thing to plan is the layout.
I know straight away that having an external door off the dining room is not going to work neither is the side window. But the kitchen needs a back door and window so that solves that problem. Hopefully it will simply be a case of swapping over the panels because I so dislike having to cut MDF!
I don't want an open-plan kitchen and dining room so that will have to be partitioned off - perhaps with a serving hatch?
And my Granny's house had glass sliding doors between the living room and dining room so that's what we'll have too! I remember the glass as being like a washboard, with ridges running horizontally - that might be challenging to make or find in 12th scale. Oh, and she always had loads of ornaments on a shelf above the doors - must remember that!
Upstairs, there are four rooms and a landing. The bathroom will be at the back of the house, above the kitchen (to keep the plumbing simple!) and the other three rooms will be bedrooms.
And finally...the chimney will be repositioned to sit above the actual fireplace. It drives me crazy to see chimneys sat on top of dolls houses when there is no obvious fireplace beneath them.
I think I'll make a sketch to help you visualise this house. Back soon x