Morningside bungalowCraftsman Porch, Minneapolis
This 1919 bungalow was lovingly taken care of but just needed a few things to make it complete. The owner, an avid gardener wanted someplace to bring in plants during the winter months. This small addition accomplishes many things in one small footprint. This potting room, just off the dining room, doubles as a mudroom. Design by Meriwether Felt, Photos by Susan Gilmore
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8. A place to work. While you’re installing shelves, add in a workbench for yourself as well. It should be large enough to work comfortably at but can be larger. Desk height or counter height works well, especially if you have a stool or chair. Add a solid top to write on.
Make room for winter plant storage. In the same potting room, there is enough empty floor space to keep the homeowner’s large potted plants warm in the winter. Shelves provide space for overwintering plants like begonias and geraniums. You also may want some space for stashing seed catalogs, reading gardening books and sketching your ideas. Learn more about this dream potting room addition
The homeowner overwinters plants like begonias in the potting room and drags in potted plants from around the pool, like fruit trees and firs, to help them survive the colder months. She also grows plants from seeds here. “We mixed a lot of metals out here, like nickel, zinc, oil-rubbed bronze and antique brass,” says Felt. The powder-coated-metal shelf provides extra room for seedlings; it gets plenty of sunlight and breezes, thanks to the double-sash windows. Intricate brackets from Van Dyke’s are a great touch that fits in with the home’s pedigree. Just out of view to the left is a half bath and a shower, which currently serves as a dog washing station. However, the homeowner wishes to age in place in this home, so should she ever need one-floor living, she can move her bedroom down to her first-floor office and use the bathroom here. Ceiling fan: Acero by Minka Aire; floor tile: Opus Antic line, Walker-Zanger; counter: zinc, Raw Ürth
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This 1919 bungalow was lovingly taken care of but the owner, an avid gardener wanted someplace to bring in plants during the winter months. This small addition accomplishes many things in one small footprint. This potting room, just off the dining room, doubles as a mudroom.