Tuesday, October 28, 2014

The Day of Demo

This summer my dad brought up my grandparents bed and dresser for our house. I love having something of theirs to see every day and remind me of them. We put the bed in the spare room downstairs and the dresser in our room. Before there was a bed in there it was a playroom/laundry room that wasn't getting used. Mostly because it's an awkward small room that is covered in windows and doors. A door to the kitchen, a door to the living room, a door to the side porch, 2 doors to the laundry "room", and 2 doors to a closet. A a nice large window to the front porch. So there's not much wall space for furniture. However it's too small for a master and too easy access to the porch for a kids room so the plan is to move the guest room/maybe kids room upstairs to the new addition, knock out the extra closet, make laundry room more user friendly, and convert to a more usable playroom before the new baby can crawl! Sounds easy enough?! Here's the room before Ryan knocked out the closet this weekend.
 I loved these shelves to display my canister collection on but they will reappear in the kitchen one day when we redo that room!
The doors on the left are the laundry, door on the right to the kitchen and half bath
Awkward laundry area where the dryer currently opens into the washer. Soon to be remedied. The disgusting inside...also soon to be remedied. Sadly that adorable wallpaper will not be salvaged.
Anyway here's a shot of the closet and shelves before Ryan demolished them on Saturday. It was great storage but we really do have lots of other storage spots in the house so it made more sense to have the usable square footage in the room.
Before...
And after demo....
It's easy to see where the closet was because it still had wallpaper on the inside and the ceiling isn't painted....also that air vent running up in the corner now. It's the vent to LIv's room and has never worked so Ryan opened up the ductwork and discovered a whole bag of trash inside of it. Hmmm....maybe that's why! Anyway we rearranged furniture in there so this is what it looks like now. A little rugged but much roomier!
And sadly it will look like this for a few months because all of our dining room furniture will be moved in here while we add on the room above it! 

And for kicks and grins, here's the back patio furniture we got second hand recently and have been enjoying immensely when the mosquitos aren't as crazy. I can't believe it's 90 degrees in October and we still have mosquitos but we do!
Coming up....what Liv and I did on Saturday while daddy was knocking down walls.....

3 comments:

kmom said...

Super good job, Ryan! I misunderstood. I thought he was tearing down the wall next to the laundry room door to make that opening wider. Is that still in the line up for Ryan's dad's help?

GmaakaMom said...

Good job Ry. Looks great. Sure wish we had more time at Thanksgiving to help.

Ryan and Katie said...

Yes the laundry opening will be bigger soon so I can open the dryer the correct way!

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