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Residence Tour In Photos (Half 3) – 2013 vs. 2022


At the moment is the third and ultimate put up the place I”m displaying the photographs I took on the day that we closed on our home, and evaluating them to those self same views at the moment in February 2022. In the event you missed Half 1 and Half 2, you will discover them right here:

At the moment’s tour might not be fairly as thrilling as a result of I’m specializing in the hallway lavatory, visitor bed room (which we’re utilizing as our important bed room proper now), residence health club, and grasp lavatory. Of these 4 rooms, just one is totally completed with no pending tasks. The visitor bed room is completed for probably the most half, however there are two issues that want consideration. After which the house health club and grasp lavatory are each removed from completed. However we’ll have a look anyway. So let’s get began!

We’ll begin with the visitor bed room. This was the unique view of the visitor bed room from the hallway. There was a door resulting in the entrance porch on the left, and a second window on the suitable. I had each of these closed up in order that I may have sufficient room to construct new closets for the room.

And right here’s what that view seems to be like at the moment.



That facet window was on part of the home that has stone on the outside, in order that wasn’t actually a DIY challenge. I needed to rent stonemasons to fill within the space with additional stone that I had available.

And whereas it was unhappy to lose that additional pure gentle within the room, it was price hit to have the much-needed closet house.



The unique closet was tiny, and was situated on the wall the place the mattress is now situated.

If that closet had been nonetheless there, it could be to the suitable of the mattress. However I had the doorway to the closet drywalled over, after which the closet house was opened into the house health club, which you’ll see additional down on this put up.



That is the view trying again in direction of the door into the room…virtually. The door is simply to the suitable of the place this picture cuts off. The window displaying is the one which was coated over to supply closet house.

And at the moment, that appears like this…

You possibly can see in that picture above one of many tasks that also must be performed on this room. After we lastly did transfer into this room (after utilizing the breakfast room as a brief bed room whereas this room was beneath building), we removed our previous mattress and bought an adjustable mattress. Sadly, the brand new adjustable mattress didn’t work with the previous mattress base (the stained wooden base that matched the headboard). So now I’ve to determine what I need to do. Add a bedskirt? Construct a brand new mattress base that matches the adjustable mattress? I haven’t determined but. So it’s left on this unfinished state that makes it appear to be the mattress is floating. 😀



And that is the wall immediately reverse the one remaining window within the room. You possibly can see the hallway and the hallway lavatory immediately forward.

And right here’s that very same view at the moment. I needed to snicker about the truth that solely one of many lavatory doorways is seen, so it seems to be like there’s solely a single tremendous slim door on the lavatory. 😀



That will help you get your bearings, simply on the opposite facet of the wall to the suitable is the entryway and lounge.

And at the moment, that appears like this…

And you may see the second challenge that wants my consideration on that wall. The TV that was initially on this room after I completed the room stopped working a few months again, so Matt took that chance to foyer for a bigger TV. His efforts satisfied me, however I solely bought the TV held on the wall final week. I nonetheless haven’t handled the cords. I got here *this shut* to photoshopping out these cords, however you realize what? That is actual life. Issues change. Our houses must evolve. And tasks don’t all the time get our speedy consideration. So typically we’ve to reside for some time with floating beds and uncovered TV cords. And that’s okay. ::)



And now we’re again round to that exterior door that led to the entrance porch.

That’s gone at the moment, and there’s a closet in that house.

I’d additionally love to do one thing slightly extra thrilling on the TV wall sooner or later. That wall simply appears so blah and unexciting to me. It wants…extra. I’m undecided what, however it wants some spicing up. However that’s very low on the record of priorities proper now.



And now we will take a look at the hallway lavatory, which is simply throughout the hallway from the visitor bed room. This was the unique view from the hallway into the lavatory…

And at the moment, that very same view seems to be like this…



The unique lavatory had a window in it, and at one time it was an exterior window. However by the point we bought our fingers on this home, a earlier proprietor had added an enormous sunroom onto the again of the home. In order that rendered this window ineffective, because it simply appeared into one other room of the home. (Simply on the opposite facet of that wall with the window is the place our washer and dryer sit.)

So I eliminated the window and drywalled over it. I do miss the pure gentle from the sunroom, however with our future plans, having a window proper there wouldn’t make any sense. It could ultimately look right into a hallway that results in our future master suite.



The unique lavatory had an extremely tiny self-importance with a light-weight above it that was operated with a pull chain. I couldn’t even attain the pull chain. 😀

The brand new setup, with a a lot bigger self-importance and lightweight that flip on and off utilizing a swap that’s nicely inside my attain, works a lot better for me. 😀



Right here’s a full view of that tiny self-importance.

And right here’s the a lot bigger one which I constructed utilizing unfinished inventory cupboards from Residence Depot.



The toilet had a linen closet that I discovered very laborious to entry. The principle lavatory door opened into the tiny room, and if the door was open, it hid the linen closet. So that you needed to come into the lavatory, shut the door, after which open the door to the linen closet to entry something saved in there.

Not solely did I widen the doorway and add double doorways that swing out into the hallway, however I additionally changed the linen closet with a decrease cupboard on backside and open cabinets on the highest.



Right here’s one other view of the earlier linen closet placement. You possibly can see the lavatory door simply to the suitable.

And at the moment, it’s good and open. And every thing remains to be totally accessible even when the lavatory doorways are open since they swing out into the hallway.



After which right here’s a view of the linen closet on the left and the lavatory door on the suitable. Once more, that unique lavatory door swung into the lavatory. It made the room really feel tiny.

And right here’s that very same space at the moment with the extra accessible storage and the double doorways that open out into the hallway.



After which we’ve come again round to the opposite facet of the door with the self-importance. There was initially a wall furnace to the left of the self-importance.

I eliminated that to have more room for the self-importance.



Now let’s transfer on to the house health club. That is the place issues get rather less thrilling since these subsequent two rooms aren’t even completed but. However let’s check out the progress to this point.

The unique room was coated in wooden shiplap (the true stuff) — the partitions, the ceiling.

I’m not likely a shiplap type of particular person, so I had all of that eliminated and the room drywalled. And in the event you take a look at the ground on this image under, you too can see how a lot this “entry” into the room was lengthened when the wall of the hallway was moved (making the hallway smaller) so as to sq. up the room subsequent door (the brand new grasp lavatory). All of that unfinished flooring is new, so this space was prolonged in all probability 3.5 to 4 toes.



We stored the entire home windows on this room simply as they had been. I imply, we’ve new home windows now, however they’re the identical measurement, similar placement as earlier than. So none of that modified.

And this room is absolutely the brightest of all of our rooms. That nook of the room on the left faces north, and this room lights up just like the floor of the solar within the mornings. I’m all the time tricked into pondering I’ve left lights on in right here, which is humorous as a result of this room has no lights in the intervening time. 😀



This huge window on the left is on the entrance of the home (simply that will help you get your bearings once more).

And it seems to be like this at the moment…



Right here’s the straight-on view of that entrance window. You possibly can see the small closet door on the left.

And at the moment, that closet space has been opened up utterly.



The wall the place you see the closet door under was divided into two closets — one closet for the visitor bed room, and the opposite closet for this room.

After drywalling over the closet door within the visitor bed room, I had each of the closets opened as much as this room. That’s how I now have this very large closet house (which is able to keep opened up like this so long as we’re utilizing it as a house health club) inside this one room now.



After which that brings us again round to the doorway into this room. You possibly can see that the doorway into this room was once about 34 inches.

And now from virtually the identical view, you may’t even see the door because it was moved again into house that was once the hallway. However you may see the place the unique stained wooden flooring meets the brand new unfinished flooring under. The doorway initially sat proper the place these two floorings meet.



This left wall (i.e., the wall to the suitable as you enter the room) was once a totally strong wall as a result of the master suite sat on the opposite facet of that wall. The unique master suite was accessible by way of the hallway, after all.

And now that unique doorway into what was the master suite has been coated over, and that room is being changed into our grasp lavatory. For now, the one entry into the brand new grasp lavatory is thru the house health club. It’s a bit unorthodox, I do know. However it’s what it’s for now. 🙂



In order that brings us into the room that was once the master suite, and is now being transformed into our grasp lavatory. The unique view whereas standing within the doorway that led to the hallway, and searching over to the suitable, used to appear to be this…

It’s troublesome to get that very same precise view at the moment as a result of I’d be standing in the bathroom space of the brand new lavatory and seeing largely that quick wall of the water closet. So I stepped ahead just a bit bit so you possibly can get a greater thought of what it seems to be like at the moment. It’s not the identical angle, however it’s comparable.



And within the unique room, if I stood with my again to the wall that separates this room from the house health club and appeared in direction of the again yard, that is the view. That’s the unique “grasp lavatory” (a time period I exploit frivolously) on the suitable, and the window that we had changed with a door on the left. The door that’s partially seen on the far proper is the walk-in closet.

And that is that angle at the moment. That unique lavatory remains to be there (and can ultimately be torn down utterly), however the doorway resulting in that room is roofed over with concrete board and tile and is now the wall of the bathe. Earlier than having that unique lavatory reduce off utterly (there’s actually no strategy to entry that room now), we made positive that the entire water and fuel was utterly reduce off to the room so we wouldn’t have to fret about burst pipes, leaks, and so forth.



Right here’s a greater view of the unique lavatory and the door to the walk-in closet.

The present bathe takes up the entire house coated by the unique walk-in closet, plus some. If the doorway into the unique lavatory had been nonetheless seen at the moment, it could be simply contained in the bathe. So the present bathe takes up the fill width of the unique lavatory plus the depth of the unique walk-in closet.



And right here’s a glance again on the unique entrance into this room. There’s the walk-in closet door on the left, and the bed room door on the suitable that leads into the wallway. From Half 2 of this tour, you’ll acknowledge the unique closet within the hallway that I changed with built-in cupboards, and also you’ll acknowledge the accordion separator within the doorway that now leads into the music room.

So after eradicating the wall that separated the walk-in closet from the bed room, after which pushing again and shutting in that wall in order that there was no extra entry into this room from the hallway, that very same view seems to be like this at the moment…



And right here’s yet another of the walk-in closet, the doorway into the bed room from the hallway, and the strong wall on the suitable.

And at the moment, these areas are bathe, water closet, and what was a strong wall on the suitable now has a doorway into the house health club.



Right here’s a greater view of that beforehand strong wall that separated this bed room from the neighboring bed room (which might be our residence health club).

And the brand new entrance into the house health club.



And yet one more view of that wall…

From this angle you may see the doorway in relation to the mural wall on the left and the self-importance wall on the suitable.



And we’ve labored our method again round to what I’d name the principle wall within the unique bed room. The wall with the window is what was straight forward from the unique doorway into this bed room (i.e., the doorway resulting in the hallway).

And at the moment, that’s the wall the place our vanities will go.



And right here’s one ultimate image of that wall taken straight on, with the unique window on the suitable, and a strong wall on the left.

And at the moment, that window on the suitable has been changed with a door that results in our again yard, and the door on the left has the doorway resulting in the house health club (though it’s simply out of visibility within the picture under).

And in the event you’re new right here, and questioning the place within the heck our master suite is, nicely…we don’t have one proper now. 😀 That might be a part of an addition that we’ve deliberate for the longer term. However when it does occur, that doorway on the suitable that presently leads out to the again yard will really lead immediately into our new bed room. We don’t have a set date for that addition, however hopefully it gained’t be too lengthy! Till then, Matt and I are comfortable in our visitor bed room, and as soon as this lavatory is completed, we will simply entry it by way of the house health club.

In order that wraps up the tour for now! I hope you loved trying again at these previous pictures and evaluating them to what these similar angles appear to be at the moment.

I didn’t embody the studio or the outside this time, so I would do a put up later in the summertime to incorporate these. The outside of our home has gone by way of fairly a metamorphosis, as has the garage-turned-studio. So I’ll present y’all these areas slightly later this 12 months.

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