Welcome to our New/Used home...Build in 1971 a 1,800 sq ft, 4 bedroom 2.5 bathroom, ranch style home. We are so pleased to share with you our new adventure, thank you for joining us.
This home was loved and lived in, it has seen many children and puppies grow up and families come and go. She is a good home with good bones and feels right to us.
Every family that has lived in her has added their own touches and remolding to meet their family needs.
Now its our turn. Every week I will share with you the process of making this house "our" home.
View from the front door, as if you were at the front door looking in you can see straight down the hall into the Master bedroom
The green wall you see is the bedroom across from the room on the left in the photo below, between the two bedrooms is a coat closet. The living room is directly to the right of the front door.
The white cabinet was used by the previous owners for their TV and TV equipment. A nice cabinet but to small to accommodate our 56 inch TV.
There was carpet and tile throughout the house, and with Shiloh we know he might try to mark his spot since there were doggies that lived here previously, so the carpet had to be replaced (we will be having wood flooring installed) Behind the corner white cabinet is a closet the wall you see by the fireplace.
In order to rectify the problem of seeing down the hallway and into a bedroom from the front door and our TV being to big, a wall had to be built and the closet removed to add floor space in the family room. Also the fireplace brick had to be removed and redone in order for our TV to be mounted above the fireplace (Gary's choice of placement for the TV). Now demo begins.
Changing the location of the door in the green bedroom was first on the list
and ripping out the corner white cabinet and closet. Making the wall straight adding more space r in the living room.
Since we are also more working on remolding the kitchen and bathrooms we decided to have all the plumbing updated. No more galvanized metal pipes. Now they use plastic red and blue tubing for the water lines.
Planning with our contractor Charlie and one of his crew help us with the design of the wall to give much needed privacy down the hallway to the bedrooms.
A lovely round wall with a archway to enter into the hallway bedrooms. With the wall in place and the doorway changed from one of the front bedrooms we now have a closed hallway and much needed privacy.
Sub flooring was opened for the new plumbing! (men hard at work)
I know this photo looks so funny like a submarine, its the round wall with the sheet-rock
Skim coating has been applied to the surface of the new wall.
You can now see the wall coming to life, the wall is now straight. No more closet.
The little window will provide air flow in the hallway and also a fun little spot for a nick-nack, I was also thinking of a stain glass window, um I have some thinking to do about that.
The Ceiling was also re-textured due to moving lights and adding some new electrical. of course Gary had to have a new sound system so he reused the holes where the can lights were before to save money.
A new wall, I love how it's turning out! lots of skim coats and texture were applied. No more peeking into a bedroom from the front door (Yeah), Problem solved, thanks to Charlie our great contractor.
The bedroom to the left of the front door will be Gary's office and the coat closet is straight ahead. The other three bedrooms are now behind the wall.
On top of the new wall I thought might be a good place for vintage baskets or pottery, I just can't wait to start decorating.
To close this post I thought I would show you what a tired camper looks like, that would be (me) lol hehehe puffy eyes and all.
Yup this is real life, my life living in a trailer with Gary and our little dog. Every day we can see improvements and dream of the day we can unpack the POD. Aw just to sleep in my own bed again.
Have a wonderful week my friends!
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