THO Interior: Finally Getting Some Love!

Over the last two winters I have had a HUGE mouse problem at THO.  They got into the whole house in the winter of 2013-14 and in 2014-15 they got into the in-house.  So, I gutted the bathroom.  I layer down two layers of aluminium flashing then 1 inch thick plywood and covered this with plastic laminate.  I removed the running (rain) water, too, for now and put in a plastic waste bucket like this.   I have to say that this is a terrible system.  The plastic is of the cheapest quality and it absorbs smell… so I will have to do something better soon.

This is the shits - literally

This is the shits – literally

I forgot to take a photo of the bathroom in construction and also as it is now, but (in my defence) it is basically an empty room with one of these ugly and terrible toilets in it, so it is not much to look at. (UPDATE: The plastic also takes on smell so once you use it once it is forever a stink bomb in the corner)  I also finally decided on a subfloor system, so I removed everything from the house.  I levelled up the concrete with some floor levelling cement let this dry for a week and then I put in a layer of thick builders plastic and installed an Amdry Insulated Subfloor on top of the poured concrete and plastic.  Here is a video about the subfloor system that I chose. https://youtu.be/WvpmsTVYR2I Due to the fact that I have not yet decided on a flooring, I simply put the 6×8 bamboo carpet back down. Since the furniture all went out, I decided that this was the ideal time to purge the furniture that I had pulled off the curb about 10 years ago and build the sectional system that I have been planning on.  This system is one that I put an awful lot of thought into.  I wanted a very comfortable sofa, a place to eat, storage, fabric that would wear well and also not take stains or allow dog hair to stick to it and I also wanted to have a very comfortable place to sleep on the main level because of the dogs. What you are about to see took several years of planning.  I hope you like the design.

This sofa has a full sized seat which goes on behind the removable back to make extra room to sleep on.

This sofa has a full sized seat which goes on behind the removable back to make extra room to sleep on.

The sectional with one of the pieces across the room.

The sectional with one of the pieces across the room.

Footstools become a comfy sofa bench for three

Footstools become a comfy sofa bench for three

A booth style table

A booth style table – the cost for building this sofa was roughly $500.

Now I can have overnight guests

Now I can have overnight guests

The full sectional

Here is the storage space inside the footstool.

Here is the storage space inside the footstool.

As you can see it is a nice cozy place to curl up! SPECIAL THANKS going out to the five beautiful models who showed the comfort of the sofa to those who read!  ❤

Minnie always does this gopher thing.  Cute isn't she?

Minnie always does this gopher thing. Cute isn’t she?

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17 thoughts on “THO Interior: Finally Getting Some Love!

  1. pah

    I’m a newbie to this site… love your tiny house.

  2. My goodness Laura, such a lovely job on the sofa and the colours chosen are so bright and cheery! The models are adorable also!

    • Thanks! The woofers say woof… but this means “you are sweet” at least this is what I think.

      L

  3. It all looks so comfortable and well planned. Enjoy!

  4. Rigel

    Lovely seating area, very cozy. Your doggies are so adorable!

  5. Cat

    I am very curious to know what type of fabric you used … that does “not take stains or allow dog hair to stick to it”? I need some of that!

    • I used waterproof fabric for outside furniture. The very tightly woven stuff. Works a charm so far, but I will know better in a few years.

  6. Julia

    Love everything about the couch/ottomans!

  7. Looks great…!! A good job.

  8. Can you contact me by my email please… this is fantastic 🙂

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