And Then There Were Rooms

super fun happy slide

The loft remodel continues to delight me on a daily basis. I love coming home from work and seeing What Happened Upstairs Today. Kev and I head up together, and we let the cats come along. They are not so much delighted as…


Inigo: cautious. Not sure that any of this is prudent or safe.

...and curious (moving so fast to check everything that she's hard to photograph).

Mayya: curious, and moving so fast to check everything that she’s hard to photograph!

If you visit us on Facebook, you’ve seen how the carpenters raised the collar ties and moved the knee walls out. SPACE!


Raised roof

Then they added the first layer of roof insulation. It’s rigid insulation installed under furring strips, which create a channel to keep the roof cold so no ice dams form. That’s the theory anyway — we’ll find out in a few months!


Looking into the bedroom

Insulation over the bathroom-elect

Insulation over the bathroom-elect

Then the room framing started in earnest. For the closet, we’re using the door we removed when we opened up the closet in our current bedroom.


Closet door

For the bathroom and the bedroom entrances, we are re-using doors that had been chucked into the attic years ago. Tuesday, they asked to see one of those doors, and then…


See what they did there?? EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!! This simplifies the bathroom floor plan and gives us a POCKET DOOR. (UK: Kevin says “maybe a sliding door? Never ran into the concept there.” It does slide, though. I know because I tested the sliding about 400 times in rapid succession.)




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8 Responses to And Then There Were Rooms

  1. Christine says:

    Wow, that’s amazing progress! Love the sliding door, too. Not at all jealous….

  2. Terri says:

    Very Cool!!! I love pocket doors and that one is fabulous! There just isn’t the same character in new items. Hello??? I should know, I am 48 and quite a character!

    We did a remodel of our house 10 years ago (it was a major, 3 floor deal—ugh the mess!) but it was like Christmas morning every time we came home to see what had changed. Enjoy the progress and the end! Thanks for sharing it with us!

  3. Su Fox says:

    The progress is amazing. Loved how the previously-loved door was added – great way to keep the consistency of the house. Also loved how the cats are so different in their interest in the re-model. Think your amazing contractor works in the southwest US??

  4. marie says:

    can I just take a moment to absolutely *gush* about your writing style – without fail, I end up with a giant grin. And this post with all the reno goodness, well it just makes me want to go check out the sole pocket door (a characterless mdf thing I am proud to have hung all-by-myself) in our tract home. Can’t wait to see what’s next!

    • Stacey says:

      Marie, thanks for that — now I’m grinning! You are *way* too kind.

      (Anything you install yourself is a good thing with character in my book!)

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