Google+ House Revivals: Beachy Guest Bedroom Before, Now, and After Concept

Monday, January 24, 2011

Beachy Guest Bedroom Before, Now, and After Concept

Most of the demolition on our beach house renovation has been finished, and we have a bit of a lull in work until the house is raised to a higher elevation in a couple of weeks. (The raising, itself, was delayed by a couple of months, but that's a story for another year...).   So, it seemed like a good time to share some of the concepts we are working on for the different spaces, and some "before and during" pictures.

 On the left is a concept of how the finished guest room could look, 
and the picture on the right shows how it actually looks right now.  
The image on the left was created in GIMP (a free program, very 
similar to Adobe PhotoShop), using images of actual products.

One of the bedrooms on the east wing of the beach house, has been on my mind.  It started out as a garage when the house was built, then later DIYers converted the space to a bedroom.  At the same time, an adjoining workshop was converted to a "master suite".  This DIY remodel might have added value to the house, but for two reasons -- poor design, and shoddy workmanship.

This picture was taken standing in the garage conversion, looking into the 
"master suite" that was converted from a workshop.  See the utility sink 
on the left and the breaker panels on the far wall?  Yikes!  This master 
suite will ultimately be converted into a large bedroom with a loft, and a small den.

The space planning of the conversion was truly appalling.  You had to walk through a child's room to get to the master suite -- which still contained it's original utility sink,  I might add!

Here are some pictures and concepts we have been working on for the first bedroom:

Before~ the space was full of debris, old appliances, lumber, you name it.  The lavender walls were full of holes, wiring was stapled to the wall and painted over -- or just sticking out, uncapped.  Mold was growing on the wall above the door, and under the vinyl wallpaper.  The threshold of the vinyl door was cracked, and the ceiling was scarred from where an oddly placed closet had been removed.

Now~ the debris, lumber, and old appliances have been removed, and the lower drywall has been removed to prepare the space to be raised.  I still need to remove the rest of the wallpaper, and attack the mold (again).  After the house is raised, new drywall and firetape will be intalled, and the ceiling will be patched.  A new closet will go in just to the right of where the dog is standing in this picture (your right, not the dog's).

After~ Seriously, I will be happy when the space is a clean, dry, mold-free, rat poo free, exposed wire free box, but the ultimate goal is to create a warm, comfortable and welcoming space for our guests.

Built-in cabinets flanking new french doors create a focal point for the space, board and batten paneling reinforce the "beachy" feel, while drawing the eye toward the focal point.  Additionally, because this room is very long and not very wide, adding the built-ins will help to correct the room proportions.  The bed I've shown is from PB, but ultimately, I have an inherited mahogany four-poster that would be used (just didn't have a photo of the piece to use in this image).

This image was created from the "during" photo, above, using GIMP.  
A products list can be found at the bottom of this post.

In case you were wondering what the space looks like from the outside, here is a before and after concept  of the exterior.   This side of the house has a view of the bay, which is very charming, and it is a bit protected from the strong ocean breezes we can get on the other side of the house, so it will be a lovely place for guests to come in the morning with their coffee.

The image on the right was created using Google SketchUp.  

What do you think?  I love being able to conceptualize how a finished space will look -- after a little paint, sweat, and tears.

Do you like the direction we are taking with this renovation?  Are you interested in seeing space plans or the before and after?  Let me know in a comment, and be sure to click on "follow" in my side bar, so you don't miss out on the rest of the renovation as it progresses!

You can read more about this beach house project here.

Have a wonderful week! 

product credits:  painting "Fishing Boats On Beach", Driftwood Mirror from All Driftwood Furniture, basket from Adirondack Pack Baskets, Cordova Glazed Lamp in Chartreuse from Clayton Gray Home,  Dresser from Restoration Hardware, Bed and Bedding from Pottery Barn, drapery panels and built-ins Peter's Gotcha Covered, ottoman from Bombarock.

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