I bet y’all thought I forgot we were flipping a house, didn’t you? I know, it’s been far too long without an update.
So when I gave you a tour of the flip, the giant den at the back of the house looked like this:
But then demo happened and it looked like this for awhile:
Yes. That’s sky you’re seeing. It was totally awesome.
But now the framers have done their thing, and the drywall crew has been through (they still have to texture) so the giant den that once was nasty is now really, really cool.
Oh, a wonderful vaulted ceiling? Yes please.
We also got rid of the existing, weird windows and replaced them with slab doors inset with glass, hanging them as fixed panels instead of doors. We actually have the same thing going on in our den.
Here is a view of the den, looking towards the backyard – do it make you as happy as it makes me?
You can also see how we fixed the weirdness that was going on between the kitchen and the den. Before, it looked like this:
But we were able to open it up and change the layout a little after hanging a new header:
We also made a huge opening between the dining room (used to be the formal living room) and the kitchen so that you get a view straight through the house. It used to look like this from the front door:
But now it looks like this:
Better, right? I think it makes the house look bigger, or at least that was the goal.
We also framed what used to be the dining room into a cute little office. Before:
But back to the kitchen and den. The opening between the two spaces used to be sad and weird:
But now I think it looks pretty great!
The master bedroom has been spruced a little as well. Remember the prison windows?
We enlarged them and replaced all the windows throughout the house, so now the master bedroom is super bright and airy.
The master shower got spiffed as well. Then:
We’re moving along! The next step will be laying the wood floors in the den – it had a brick floor and was on a lower grade than the rest of the house, so we floated new concrete and the hardwoods will hopefully flow seamlessly with the rest of the house. I’ll keep you posted!