Thursday, November 6, 2008

Miguel's Projects - sneak preview

Since Miguel's accident last year, he has reassessed what he really wants to do with his work. His specialty is electricity and plumbing, but in truth he could do just about anything related to home maintenance - painting, cement work, yard work. He also enjoys cooking and tossed around the idea of going into the restaurant business, but for now that idea is on hold.

For the last several years Miguel has been building a second floor at his property. The apartment is recently completed and furnished, and is adorable. Miguel's artistic flair shows with each arch and curve and design detail. This weekend I will be taking pictures and putting together a web site for him. The apartment will be called "Capi".

Another of Miguel's projects will be to run a B&B (Bed & Breakfast) here at the house. For the last several months he has been overseeing and working on getting the landing built for a small kitchenette, as well as railings on the staircase. The staircase turned into a much larger project than anticipated, but we're very pleased with the results and it's nice to go up and down the stairs and not worry about tumbling over the edge (or having anyone else tumble over). The railing does not look like the original design, but it is one of a kind, and again shows Miguel's artistic talents. I will be taking pictures of the new spaces this weekend, once Miguel is finished painting the cement stairs and puts the kitchenette together.

I am doing an online web design course, and for my HTML class final project we had to put together a web site with 5 linked pages. So I used the B&B as my project, and although I would really like to enhance the site, I need to learn more about web design before I start messing with it. So here is the link to Dentro Del Jardin B&B as it is today, with additional kitchenette photos to be added shortly.

7 comments:

Life's a Beach! said...

Wow Sue! This is news! And it looks beautiful inside and out! Miguel and you are both really talented! :)

Beck

Jamqueen said...

The place looks great! Kinda wish I'd hadn't already paid for our room for Jan--this would be awesome! Maybe another time.....
Good luck!

Jeanie said...

How WONDERFUL....and beautiful...Okay...I know I am coming down for a vacation for sure now...

Jackie said...

Great job on the house and the website. Buena Suerte!

IslaZina said...

Welcome to my world! It's always an experience!

Islagringo said...

Nice job on the rental space. The website is very nice. Easy to navigate with everything you need to know right there. You've created a really great space there.

Sue said...

Thanks to all for your kind comments, and to Zina and Wayne for your gracious words. It has been fun planning these spaces, and now I hope someone will get to enjoy them.