We have been so

busy at our office, and things at my house have been just as crazy. I think every tradesperson imaginable was working at my house yesterday. Yes, it was chaos, but it also means we are so much closer to Phase 1 being complete!

In my last post, I showed you the plans for the kitchen and living areas, so now let's take a look at the other side of the house, where most of the bedrooms are located. Let's start with the demo plan, shall we? The door on the far right leads back into the kitchen/family areas. There are three bedrooms, plus the raised area which will be transformed into my son's playroom.

In all its glory, here is the inconspicuous room with three doors connecting all the different additions to the home.  There were several options regarding how we could proceed with this space, but in my overall vision, I really wanted to make this space more functional, and that required expanding the bathroom so guests could have access, as well. It is a natural vestibule for the bedrooms and their shared bath.

So, we tore the wall down. Along with the bathroom behind it. I'm still wondering how a sconce over the door was very functional….

Do you remember the bath? Teeny tiny with a huge shower and lovely vinyl flooring. Yes, that is the shower door meeting you in the doorway, literally!

Once these were removed, we had enough room  for a much more functional and accesible bath.

Much better! Here is a view down the new hallway with drywall installed. The new bath is on the opposite side of the right hand wall. I have selected some very fun sconces for this area!

Check out some of the tile work being installed in the bath. I really wanted this room to be playful, since it is primarily for my 7-year-old son, but also practical and sophisticated for guests.

Speaking of Townes, his bedroom really worked out perfectly! The far bedroom has steps leading up to a space that's perfect for a play area. This was one space in the house already functional for our family's needs! The niche on the right side was even the perfect size for his bed. Very “cave-like” and fun!

The only issue at hand was the closet placement. It covered up a window, taking away any opportunity for natural light in the space. So we had it demo'd and moved to the opposite side of the room, allowing more light to pour in the space. You may be worried about all of this paneling, but hold out for the furniture and fixture installations to come. You will see the vision!

I can't wait to show you all the different ways we are incorporating more brightness into this room! Bold colors and patterns have found their way into this playful kid's space. Here is a sneak peek:

Bedroom #3 didn't require as much work. A quick update to the bookcases and new carpeting will help to pull this space together nicely.

Things are running along smoothly (well, for the most part)! We are almost finished with phase 1 and will be moving furniture in soon. I can't wait to show you the completed spaces and tell you more abo

t the process.