Monday, October 19, 2015

Changing Plans

Mr. Windmill started tearing apart the upstairs of our house and I like it!  I like it so much that I told him to take it all out...studs and all.  Yep, no more walls.  Just wide open space.  
Check it out!

Left Bedroom 

Right bedroom 

See the four studs on the right at the top of the stairwell?  Those are staying.  We have plans to add a bathroom in that space.  This will give us a lot more room to work with than our original plan of trying to squeeze a shower, sink and potty into a closet space.  

That's all for now...
Until we figure out what to do next.  YOIKS!

Monday, October 12, 2015

Some 2nd floor "Befores"

 Access to the upstairs is behind a door in the hallway.  
We have plans to open up this space, but that is in the future.
For now, Austin's dresser sits in the hallway because the boys' bedroom is too small to accommodate it.

Once you open the door, you are greeted with a very dark stairwell.

The stairs are U-shaped. 
U Shaped stairs are basically 2 parallel flights of straight stairs joined by a landing that requires a 180 degree turn to climb the whole way to the top.

When you reach the top floor, the first thing you see is a closet with wooden sliding doors.  We are hoping to turn this space into a small 2nd bathroom.  
That's a post all of it's own.

There are two bedrooms upstairs.  
One to the right and one to the left.  

This is the bedroom to the left.  

This is the other side of the left bedroom.  

And here is the bedroom to the right.  

The other side.

And now, after a full day of ripping and tearing, here is what the upstairs looks like.
 Right room....

 Left room.  
Check out that wiring...YIKES!

This wallpaper was uncovered in the left bedroom.
The original owners raised two boys.
Giddyup Partner!

Have a great day!