Wednesday, January 27, 2010

The Renovation that Kept on Growing...

.. as renovations are wont to do. When Art removed the little hallway leading to the bedroom and bathroom, he discovered the original doorways. There were two openings, one to the bathroom and one to the bedroom that our predecessor just nicely covered up with ugly panelling. WHY????? do people do such silly, silly things??? So now we have removed all the panelling and lovely fake bulkheads and such in the bathroom, and we have one big open space that we can design how we want it. For the price of a few more sheets of drywall, it only makes sense to do it all now.

The opening is going to be the door to Tim's room, right beside it is the doorway to the bathroom. You can see the cutout in there. There was a little built in curio shelf or something there. We also now have a totally open concept bathroom. Even to the laundry room! Or Tim will have a bedroom with a toilet...

We have to enclose that dryer vent somehow, and eventually I think we will rotate the toilet. There will be room for a shower across from where the toilet is now.

The tile floor is the existing bathroom. It will become a little narrower to accomodate Tim's closet and a shower (eventually), but will be much more usable. And more visually appealing :)

Then the girls won't be afraid to use it. Right now they call it the "spider" bathroom.

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW!! Our internet has been down for a few days and look at all I've missed! How exciting!
We were thinking of taking a trip out there with our 'new' van but maybe we will wait until your done renovating. Or some lovely Spring weather, whichever comes first.
Barbara

Lisa said...

Probably a good idea, there's not much room for the kids to play here right now.
Are you enjoying your new van?

Herman & Jane said...

Seems to me your renovations are getting bigger all the time. Soon you will catch up to ours and have a whole new house.....??!! Or just wishfull thinking??
Love Dad

Lisa said...

Better not! We've already done the upstairs, remember? So we're ahead of you!

willowsprite said...
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willowsprite said...

We have a fake door too. I keep opening it, hoping Narnia will appear...
But it's just a wall on the other side.