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Master Bedroom Progress.

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The Master bedroom is a fully new space in the home. We added this room to the second floor above our new kitchen and den. It was hard to see what this space would become, but now that it is nearing completion, I can see that this room will be a calming and soothing retreat from the world.

Let’s take a quick walk back through the progress thus far.

Exterior: 

Back of the house before renovation.

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Below: The brick was removed from the area where the addition connects to the original house.

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Below: Support beam in place and first floor wall removed.

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Below: First floor addition framing underway.

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Below: Looking through the old fallen in chimney down towards the first floor addition. I am standing in an old bedroom (our future laundry/craft room).

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Below: Standing on the second floor (future master bedroom, bathroom, and closet) looking back towards the original house.

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Below: Framing the second floor.

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Below: Framing complete and windows installed.

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Below: Bricked, painted, stained, and almost completed exterior of the addition area.

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Interior:

Below: Framing out the shape of the master bedroom as it attaches to the original house.

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Below: Framing looking out towards the backyard.

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Below: Framing complete.

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Below: Insulation complete.

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Below: Drywall complete looking back towards the original house.

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Below: Drywall complete looking out towards the backyard through the new windows.

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Below: Wood floors installed. They were immediately covered for protection and have remained covered for the last few months. We will stain these a dark brown to match the original floors in the rest of the home.

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Below: Cabinets delivered and set into place.

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Below: Trim work around the windows, coved moldings at the ceiling and around the built in cabinets, and large baseboards at the floor; all complete.

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Below: This cabinetry will be the space for our TV, pictures, books, photo albums, and other sentimentally favorite items.

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Below: These cabinets create a cozy alcove for the bed. We will have plenty of shelves for more picture frames, books, and outlets for phone charging. We will also have drawers and cabinets for glasses and remotes and pens and the like. Two sconces will provide ample reading light. Originally, we were only going to have the two tall towers on either side of the bed. But during a house meeting we decided it would look more cohesive to have an arched connection between the two towers. This arched connection will allow the bed to sit underneath the arch as if the bed was built into a nook in the wall, thus creating an enchantingly warm and cozy atmosphere for sleep.

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Below: Trim work and cabinets painted. Boo!

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Below: Walls painted!

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Below: New door installed with old hardware in place. This is one of the sets we found in Ft. Worth at Old Home Supply.

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I think this will indeed be a place of rest and comfort, peaceful relaxation, and warm and cozy sleep.

Love and hugs,

Suzie

 

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