A Room With a Beach

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Fandango’s FOWC for today is determined. The Word of the Day Challenge is combine.

Determined to find a way to make the bitter cold and relentless gray less menacing, Mary Jo effectively combined her need with her engineering and interior decorating skills. She took the back room of her house and turned it into an oasis.

She first installed a bank of daylight bright LED lights to cover the ceiling.  As they are LED they don’t take much juice. Heating for the room is provided through large vents near the ceiling, to mimic the way the sun’s rays beat down heat.

Along one wall is an in-ground wave pool to either swim laps or lie on an inflatable and sip pina coladas. Speaking of pina coladas, in one corner is a tiki bar, with tiki umbrella over it when you want to get out of the sun. The bar includes two full racks of liquor and a refrigerator for the mixers.

In the middle of the room is a large, 12′ x 12′, sandbox.  Just outside of each side of the box is a water-filled area to rinse your feet off as you get out of the box. The sand is collected and put back into the box after it is dried. In the sandbox is not only a place to sunbathe, but there is an array of beach toys as well as other fun sandbox items to play with.

A quadrophonic sound system rounds out the room, where the music is piped in from the stereo setup in another part of the house. A beautiful feature of the system is a control that, like Echo, takes verbal commands for the playlist.

Mary Jo had dreamed of this room for a long time. Last winter’s brutality spurred her into action. She spent from April until November making her dream into a reality.

22 Comments Add yours

  1. Fandango says:

    I want a back room like that!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I do too! What I think could be a goldmine is if someone were to take a big warehouse and turn it into something like this for people living in northern climates. You could sell memberships to it like to the gym, tanning salon, etc.

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  2. Sadje says:

    I wish I had one of those.

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  3. Oh boy, do I need a vacation.

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      1. 😀 That pool scene took my breath away !

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  4. Jordy says:

    Great imagination!! Well done!!

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    1. msjadeli says:

      Thanks Jordy! I want this room so bad!

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      1. Jordy says:

        Dream it into being. You made a great start!!🤗

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        1. msjadeli says:

          I’ve dreamed of it for a long time. Finding the components out there is the biggest step taken so far . Thank you for the encouragement! ❤

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          1. Jordy says:

            Good luck! Keep us posted!❤️

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  5. pvcann says:

    Nothing to beach about there 🙂

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    1. msjadeli says:

      lol nope. With temps at between 0 and 6F and windchill today expected to be -50F, I’d be happy for a beach right now.

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      1. pvcann says:

        I’m not surprised, that is serious cold.

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        1. msjadeli says:

          Has your heat wave broken yet?

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          1. pvcann says:

            It has in the West, which has been mild this year, but not for our eastern parts.

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            1. msjadeli says:

              😦 Hope it breaks soon for you. This mess here is supposed to clear some by Friday.

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              1. pvcann says:

                Well, I wish that clearing too.

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  6. badfinger20 says:

    I’ll take that room. I want to walk into that picture…

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    1. msjadeli says:

      I like to hope one day it becomes a reality.

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