The Project . . .

| Timeline | Tour | Cleanup | Electrical | Exterior / Garage |
| Front Bed | Guest Bed | Master Bed | Master Bath |
| Hallway | Living room/Den | Kitchen |

Living room / Den

Original living room:


entrance

front windows to street

living room from entry

Original den:


living room to den

den - fireplace and built-ins

den to kitchen, window to drybar

den to hallway

hallway, door to hall bath


 

mid-November, 2008:
Removal of wall and folding doors between living room and den. Removal of built-ins between kitchen and den.

 


removing wall/doors


wall gone


built-ins gone


 

April, 2009:
Entry half-wall and planter box removed. (and wallpaper)

 


entry demo


entry demo


 

April, 2011:
Hall & furnace closets demo

 

Rebuilding ceiling/walls

 

temporary ceiling

drywall

can lights

the rest of the room

BIG mess


 

Entryway

 

entryway tile layout

5-7-11

5-14-11

5-28-11

5-30-11


 

Den remodel

 

5-28-11: wall panels

removed


5-30-11: focal fireplace light and switch

moved switch & rewired backyard light
added 3-way switch for den can lights

6-1-11: rewired outlets under windows
& dis-manteled fireplace

6-1-11: removed wall studs,
placed header for pocket door

6-4-11: pocket door pocket installed

hallway side of door

6-4-11: drywall replaced

around doors


 

Texture & Paint

 

7-27-11:

Texturing finished

8-10-11:

New entry light

9/3-9/6/11: living room

& den walls & ceiling painted


 

December 2011

 

Den fan/light installed

mantel light finished

exhaust & vent pipes for pellet stove

pellet stove, waiting for a home

Granite slab for hearth


 

January 2012

 

hearth frame built

granite in place

wall mortared

wall tiled

pellet stove installed

can lights in den installed


 


Feb 2012: during kitchen demo

4-13-12: living room fan installed

5-9-12:

purchased bamboo flooring

 

5-16-12: entry trim


 

May 17, 2012:
Installing bamboo floor

timelapse video (4.3 MB - click to play)


 


5-18-12: baseboards

& furniture

5-30-12: new back door

6-13-12: back door trim

6-13-12: office corner finished

6-20-12: hall pocket door

6-20-12: living room

Panorama of den & living room

11-17-13: Trying to fix the bamboo floor gaps from expansion/contraction of boards
(Still has problems with gaps - I do not recommend this flooring for large areas.)

5-7-17: Still having trouble with gaps, I switched out my heavy desk for a
lighter weight one made from a re-purposed closet door and a 2-drawer filing cabinet
in the hopes it would help the floor 'float' better.


 

Window sills & blinds:


3-29-17

4-9-17

4-19-17

5-21-17: custom blinds for front window


 

Final touches:


8-7-17

8-26-17: sword displayed above mantle

??: base of hearth finished

 

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