Things are happening in the house! I have been slaving away in the attic these past weeks and I am seeing the end at the tunnel. Let me start by introducing you to this part of my home. In 2016 as I was visiting the house to see whether I liked it enough to enter into a longterm relationship with my bank because of it. The attic space looked like this:
A very high sloped ceiling a window in the front and back in the roof and lots of empty space filled up with stuff in between.
Oh yeah, and there was a pipe from the stove coming right up in the middle of it. The staircase was hidden in a selfmade construction with an old door and a stained glass window.
The floor space was quite impressive but the finishing was horrible and with all the open space it was cold and in the end not very usable.
So I made some plans…..
That involved building permits. The moment I received the keys to the house in september 2016 I ordered official technical drawings to be made according to my plan. They were handed in to the municipality in oktober. I got the permit just before Christmas 2016. The waiting period of 6 weeks started in which someone out there might make official objections. No one did. Half februari I had the green light.
A carpenter/roofer was hired, windows were ordered and the work could commence.
At the end of January I had two giant holes in my roof. Speak about terrific timing to open up your house like that in the middle of winter……
Oh and can I mention the mess and the dust…..
And all the waiting…..
…….. for the carpenter to be available
…….. for the electricians to be available
…….. for materials to arrive
…….. for the windows to be delivered
…….. for the carpenter, roofer, electrician to come back and finish what they started
…….. for the carpenter, roofer, electrician to come back to fix what had gone wrong in the first round
…….. and so on and on and on…….
The carpenter/roofer installed two dormer windows and finished things up inside. That’s when my work began.
I worked on it on and off (mostly off due to other
love live happenings). My work involved a lot of white paint and working the power tools to install flooring.
And here we are now: a beautiful white canvas to turn into my vision.
This picture is taking from the same point as the second one at the start of this post. That fire stove pipe is gone, a large dormer window installed and walls have been put up to create two separate rooms.
A little bit of the vaulted ceiling remains which ads interest to the room and keeps that feeling of space that a high ceiling gives you.
Walls and woodwork are all bright white which I love because even without lamps installed these rooms have light flooding in. They are so bright they look sunny even in this most dreary of weathers we have been having.
For the flooring I choose laminate in a grayish color that matches very nicely I think.
I love how these two rooms have turned out. That giant unwelcoming attic space has been transformed into two very functional rooms that are both a decent size due to those windows. One room will be turned into my guest room, the other room into my craft room.
Lots of work still ahead before I can do a proper room reveal. But the ugly bit is over and what comes next is so much more fun than prepping and painting walls and baseboards.
Back to work now.
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