Google+ House Revivals: Drywall is In at the Beach House!

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Drywall is In at the Beach House!

On our last trip out to the coast, the house was really starting to feel like a, well... a house!  The dry wall was in, and has since been taped and mudded and textured.  We went over tile details, plumbing fixture details, and trim details, and I dropped off dozens and dozens of light fixtures, and laminate flooring for the remodeled wing of the house.  Would you like a tour of the rooms?

Remember the guest room concept I shared in this post?

Well, it's a far cry from how we found it last year!

Here's our guest bath.

It used to be a huge laundry room, but we've converted it to a medium sized bath and a laundry closet and a storage closet (the house also has a laundry nook in the master closet).

Here is the new laundry closet and storage closet.

Our back hallway is extra wide to allow for a wheelchair turn-around (the guest bath was also designed to accommodate a wheelchair).   The new doorways are all 36 inches to allow for easy access for wheelchairs or mobility impaired persons, as well.  The far end of the hallway will have floor to ceiling bookcases.

The hallway was carved from the converted garage bedrooms that existed when we bought the house.  Both bedrooms were very long, and you had to walk through one room...

... to get to the other.

This bedroom, with the utility sink on the left, and the breaker boxes to the back, had been used as the master bedroom.  It was part of a long ago garage/ workshop DIY conversion.

By tweaking the floor plan just a little, we were able to get three bedrooms from this old garage space, and they all have there own door :)

Do you see the two doors on the left in the photo above?  Those doors led to an en suite bathroom and to a short stairway to an exterior door.  Here is the entrance to the old master bath.

And here is the entrance to the stairway.

The wall between those two spaces has been removed, and the bathroom has been completely gutted out to create the fourth bedroom/ den.  This is what those spaces look like now (well, they looked like this last week -- they're a bit further along than this today).

The last bedroom has seen the most dramatic changes.

We talked about adding a sleeping loft "someday" to this bedroom, by busting into a storage space above.  This would make the bedroom ideal for visiting families -- or for groups of cousins, as one of my readers pointed out.

Well, my husband decided "someday" may as well be right now.

I've got another post in the works, with a concept rendering of the space, so be sure to check back in a couple of days for that.

There are a few more spaces to share, but I don't want to bore you all too much, so I'll save them for another time.  Have a wonderful weekend!

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  1. i love the idea of a sleeping loft! great for all of those visiting kiddies!

  2. You know when you get to the drywalling that the -messy stuff is very nearly over - I'll bet you can see the light at the end now!
    The sleeping loft is such a good idea - there are some dream rooms out there, with built-in beds etc. You'll have fun!

  3. Lookin' good! LOVE the guest room concept! GORGEOUS!


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