Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Second Floor Bungalow - Sneak Peek

Now that the walls are up, with new electrical, plumbing and insulation, it seems like a good time to take a peek at the second floor.  It's come a long way since the boring, unfinished attic that we started with.

Remember our starting point?  It was a blank canvas - some skylights had been added and some framing - but not much else.

The first big change?  The soon-to-be bathroom.  We did a lot to stabilize the structure and increase the headroom.  I banged my head on that low beam more times than I'd like to admit!  Now it feels so spacious and will be a BIG bathroom!
Bathroom Before 
Bathroom 'During' 
Next change is the master bedroom.  Thanks to a big dormer, this is now a large room with windows looking over the Portland skyline.  Can you believe the difference???
Master Bedroom space - Before the dormer
Master bedroom - new dormer creates  a large room!
We added a window on the far wall, to take advantage of the view.  There are great glimpses of Casco Bay in the winter!

We're calling the space at the top of the stairs the Loft.  It's a bright space, thanks to a south facing skylight that floods it with light.  This will be the perfect place for a desk and bookcases.
The perfect spot for a desk and bookshelves
Finally, we have a pretty fabulous front bedroom.  We raised the ceiling height to really take advantage of all the funky angles.  And we removed the small windows and replaced them with large, egress windows (a building code requirement) that bring in so much more sunlight!  There will be multiple closets and room for a full size bed.
Front bedroom before

Front bedroom after
Next up?  Drywall!  That will really make it look like a house.  But what do you think so far?

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  1. Great job! Can't wait to see it with the drywall up.Thats when it's exciting to actually see the rooms and see possibilities for decorating. Love all of your previous remodels!!

    1. Always impressed with your creative ways to enlarge spaces while still preserving the original character. Looks great!


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