Wednesday, December 21, 2011

So Here's Where We're Going

Here is a picture of the plans of what it will look like after the remodel.

We will have a reading nook in place of what used to be the bathroom and wall off the guest bathroom. The windows in the bedroom on that side of the house that will no longer work in the new configuration will be moved to add light to the reading area. We will raise the roof slightly and add a beam look over the bed. We will also make a double door to the living room and move it down slightly from where it is currently. The carpet will be removed to expose the original hardwood which will be refinished.

A utility room will be added to get the washer and dryer out of the garage and act as a sort of mudroom since it will incorporate the existing door to the backyard. It will also hide Hobbes' litter box.

The bathroom will be moved to the back of the room and enlarged so we can both fit. Jami is doing a great job finding materials that will stay true to the era of the house (more on that later). As a preview it will have a freestanding tub, a dresser converted into a vanity, pivot mirrors and vintage cross handled fixtures.

And finally, one of the things we looked at in every house in our hunt was an area we could convert into what our builder has accidentally dubbed a "shameful closet." It will include a window seat to sit on while you put on your shoes, an island for Jami to pack her suitcase on and a section for my tennis stuff.

As you can see we have some grand plans so it should be quite the adventure.

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