Since we announced our big news, we’ve been making a list of all the things we want to get done on the house before we sell, and at the top of that list is finishing what we started – the entry/office wall reconfiguration. When we began this project, we were most definitely not planning on moving, but I’m still so glad we did it. I feel like whoever ends up buying our house will really appreciate the update, because it was quite the awkward eye-sore when you walk through the front door. This new layout just feels like it flows better.
AND… we’ve been making so much progress. Since our last update, the new closet opening has been framed in, the electrician wired all the new outlets and switches, drywall is up, and the joints are taped and mudded. Next up we will be texturing the new walls, hanging some doors, installing baseboards and trim, laying flooring in the closet, and rolling on a couple coats of paint.
We did have a little hiccup with the doorway going into the office. When we framed out the door we measured for 80″ tall which is pretty standard, but when we double checked the dimensions of the door that we ordered, we realized it was actually an 8′ door, not 80″. Apparently this is a common mistake to make, and it really didn’t take much time to backtrack, and reframe the new opening. Worth it though. This first photo is when it was framed for the shorter door…
…and with the taller opening. The door we ordered is a similar style to the doors in our primary bedroom and bathroom and I can picture it already. (can you see a sneak peek of some painted doors down the hallway?!)
Above you can see the new closet framed in, too! With the addition of a closet in this room, I suppose technically it could be used as a main floor bedroom (although there’s no bathroom attached). I was feeling sheepish for starting this project after we decided we were moving, but the straightened lines and added function of this room feel worth it–or will when we finish it!
Surely you can see it all coming together, but be sure to check out this post to see where we started. This room has been at the forefront of my mind as we have been processing the huge life-decision of moving. It’s a very unique space that we have used as an office for our team and it has served us so so well. As we get this house ready to become somebody else’s home, we really hope that this room ends up serving their family and their needs, however unique or special they may be.
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Almost daily I get asked what I would call my home style. I don’t like to box myself in, but I definitely lean Modern Traditional with an emphasis on comfort when it comes to our home. This especially came up when I shared our Powder Bath Reveal on the blog. I think it changes slightly […]
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