Thursday, May 22, 2014

Turning the Corner - Sneak Peek at the Interior

About midway through each of these projects, I start to think it will NEVER get done.  We'll forever be stuck with a sea of tools, sawdust, and drywall scraps scattered in every room.  With only a few lightbulbs hanging from the ceiling, it's a pretty dreary sight every morning.

And then suddenly, something changes and we start to see a glimmer of the finished product.  At this project, it was when the primer paint got applied.

The previous week, Dan Caron and his team came in and installed all the drywall.  And that did a great job of unifying the space.  But it still seemed pretty dreary.

But once Backman Painting came in and sprayed a couple of coats of white primer on all those walls, it was just amazing how different it looks.  So, I thought it was time to give you a sneak peek at what the new spaces look like.  Think of it as a 'Before' and 'During' update: 

Living Room/Dining Room/Foyer:

Former Bedroom - now Foyer/Living Room
I know it's probably hard to believe, but these photos were taken from the same angle.  The bedroom wall and closet were removed during the demo phase, when we opened up the space.  The open door that you see is still there, but it's now a closet under the stairs, accessed from the back hallway.  And the acoustic ceiling is history!

The Bathroom increased by 2 feet, which made a huge difference! Next steps is to move the toilet and sink to the new back wall, so they don't look like an island in the middle :-)
The Master Bedroom is a great space, now that we removed all those extra walls that were in the way. (I couldn't really take a photo from the same angle, because of the old stairway wall)

And last, but not least, we've created 'The Loft' space at the top of the staircase.  The new skylight brings in lots of light that streams down the staircase and brightens the entire space.
We still have lots of trim work to do (not to mention floors, electrical and plumbing!), so stay tuned!! But I'd love to hear your thoughts on the progress thus far!

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  1. It looks like it will be beautiful as usual. I love your blog and look forward to your posts and reading about the houses you recreate. I often go back and look over older projects, your ideas are wonderful as is your design sense. Looking forward to seeing the completion of this project. Mickey in PA.

    1. Thanks so much Mickey!!! It's so nice to know you enjoy reading the blog. We're in the final phases on this project, can't wait to get it finished and share the progress!

  2. Awesome! What a difference you've made with moving the stairs and opening up the wall.

    1. Thanks!! We're delighted with the change!


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