The second idea I'm really excited about is the kitchen sink. I've been having a really, really hard time finding something affordable and the right size. The sinks I've found that would work ended up starting at $150, and I am just not willing to pay that much for my sink. I've thought about galvanized pails, cutting double wide sinks in half and even making one out of concrete, but none of the ideas were really practical. However the other day at work I saw a hotel pan and then it hit me, I'll just find a hotel pan that's the right size and put a drain in it. I came home from work and did some Googling and decided upon getting this(or something similar):
The last change/idea I've had this week has to do with the flooring. I've been playing around with this idea for about 6 months now but am finally committing to it: wood pallet floors. I'm going to hoard and disassemble old pallets over the next year that I'll pick up for free from local businesses. Two things about this floor: It's free and I think it looks stunning. While it won't cost me anything financially, it will cost A LOT of time, but I've figured I have a year to work on this so it should be doable. I've already talked to a few businesses who gave me the okay to haul off their old pallets, which is great. Here are a few links showing what others have done with this kind of project: A Building We Shall Go and Improvised Life.