Monday, April 2, 2012

Oops He Did It Again

One renovation always leads to another (because why do just one big reno project when you can do four?).  Demo'ing our master bathroom meant moving walls, heating elements, removing closets, etc. which left us with big gaps in our carpeted hallway.  Oh darn, we'd have to replace our gross carpet with the cherry hardwood we installed in our master bedroom last August.  Last weekend Sean worked tirelessly again (hence the Britney reference) by ripping up the carpet and the billion staples that held it in place.  I laid down rosin paper over the sub floor and 5" plank by 5" plank, he installed a shiny new floor.

Our master suite is a little tough to explain.  It was an addition that was originally 2 bedrooms (1 pink and 1 purple of course) with rotted windows leaking into our family room and topped off with an avocado green, laminate bathroom.  It has a separate staircase leading to it and is connected to the original 2nd floor of the house through a walk in closet connected to the baby's room.  It's weird and we're attempting to make it 'less weird' but 'less weird' will be as good as we can get it thanks to some structural issues.

A view from the top of the stairs into our current master bedroom. The boxes of hardwood are sitting in what is now our bathroom (we bumped the bathroom out a few feet) and that wall just to the left of the boxes was a closet we knocked out to make the bathroom and the hall at the top of the stairs larger.

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A view from the hall into the old bathroom.  The door to the left was the closet/crawl space that isn't there anymore (that's where the new bathroom ends).

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A view from the new master bedroom into the hallway at the top of the stairs.  The two openings are from when the space was two bedrooms.  It is all open now.  There were a lot of doors in that tiny space.  We removed seven doors.

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 A view from our new master bedroom into the hallway. You can see how narrow and dark that space at the top of the stairs was.  The door to the left is the door to the walk in closet that connects the addition to the original 2nd floor.

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A view looking up the stairs.  The wall at the top was pushed back a few feet to open up the space.

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Now we can finally walk out of our bedroom and not have to wear shoes out of fear we're going to get a splinter or step in a stain of unknown origins.  That's always a fun day in the Martin house.
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2 comments:

  1. Where is your frosted door from? Great job on the re-do!

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    1. Thanks Katie! It is a special order privacy door from Home Depot. I looked into getting a stock french door and frosting it myself but decided to splurge on the solid door and am really happy with how it turned out.

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