Google+ House Revivals: No More Closet of Death

Sunday, July 31, 2011

No More Closet of Death

Sometimes, the little things sure do mean a lot.  Getting a new floor in the closet under the stairwell is one of those things.
Do you see that patch in the subfloor?  That was a crawl space access when the house was only three feet off the ground.  Now that the house is twelve feet off the ground, we can access the "crawl space" through a door in the garage -- and accessing the crawl space via the access panel might not end well for the person involved.

The access panel kept getting knocked off of the opening by workers, and they never bothered nailing it down permanently -- even though I repeatedly asked them to (I had visions of my dog falling through)....

We started calling it the "closet of death".  A couple of weeks ago we finally got it buttoned up, and got the new flooring laid.  No more Closet of Death.  Like I said, it's the little things....


  1. With renovations, it's the little things that count. The small improvements that we can check off the list make the biggest difference.

    Congratulations on YOUR little achievement!

  2. Hehee..we have a crawl space under our house. I always told the kids that I was going to cut a hole in their closet floors so I could get rid of the crap easily...

  3. Looks much better and safer...though you could have taken advantage to create a built in firebox/safe...that is of course if you do not already have one ;)

    Blessings Kelsie

  4. We lived with a kitchen floor like that for a summer, once. We'd work on it once the kids were in bed and then nail down plywood before we turned in. Many nights worth of worry that one of the kids would fall through!

  5. It's a great storage space and looks so much better in the after-picture! I love how places in homes have stories like that.. You did a great job!


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