Mar 13, 2012

The Renovations....

are plugging along. Plodding along.

Actually, that's not true. Hubby hasn't been working, so he's been working on the house.
We are converting a small bedroom in the front of the house into a bathroom. Currently there is no bathroom there, so the bedrooms are sitting unused, except for guests (and then they have to walk through our bedroom to go to the bathroom).
 The closet wall has beem moved out, taking advantage of the chimney on the right. This will make a nice sized closet, so sorely missing in old farmhouses.
This door is now gone. The tub will be in this spot, with the toilet to the left.
This all came about after Chris jacked up a beam in the basement, which subsequently cracked the plaster in the bedroom and dining room wall. When we decided to repair the wall, I told him that we really needed to think about putting a bath in that part of the house. Did I mention that I've been saying that since we moved in??

This entails closing off the door to that room from our bedroom, which is where the wall cracked. We opened another door off the hallway/office area. So far, the plumbing is roughed in and it passed inspection. The enlarged closet is roughed in too Thank God Chris can do this himself.

the new doorway into the bathroom

Closing off the doorway presented another problem- how to match the paneling. This is real paneling, not the stuff you buy in sheets. Luckily, there was some in the barn, so Chris sanded it, and I will paint it when the drywall is all done. Then, probably just buying some carpet and calling it a day.


What do you think?


Kelly said...

It is so nice to have company in pain. Hahaha. I love it. I'm so glad that you are working on the house. I love old farmhouses. Your bath will be lovely and the wall is beautiful. I can't wait to see if your tub will fit.

Gigi said...

I'm so glad he's being busy and productive! I was just looking around at everything that needs to be done here and wondering just what in the hell mine does all day!

Yay for the new bathroom! It's going to look great!