I spent a number of hours yesterday getting the house health club cleaned up in order that I may begin engaged on this room once more and eventually get it completed. Over the past a number of months, this room had been used as a storage room, workshop, and so forth., whereas I used to be engaged on the grasp toilet rework, and once I was completed with the lavatory, the unfinished residence health club regarded like this…
Really, it regarded a bit worse than that. I didn’t bear in mind to take that image till after I had taken some issues out of the room. However you get the thought. It was dangerous.
I used to be decided to get the majority of it cleaned out earlier than I went to mattress final night time as a result of I didn’t need to spend extra time immediately cleansing up. I needed to have the ability to stroll in there immediately and truly begin engaged on a challenge.
So after a number of hours of labor (with loads of breaks as a result of the job was so huge and overwhelming to me), that is what it regarded like final night time once I lastly give up round 9:30.
I’m fairly happy with my progress! 😀 And I’m very happy with the truth that I didn’t take all the instruments and provides out of this room and simply dump them in one other room. I really took the time to place every little thing away as a replacement. I can really discover my instruments now!
The most important initiatives that I nonetheless must do on this room are (1) ending all the trim, and (2) end putting in the hardwood flooring within the closet space.
So far as the trim goes, the toughest a part of that challenge is finished. All the trim is put in on all the doorways, home windows, and the one cased opening across the closet space. And so far as I can inform, all the nail holes have been stuffed with wooden filler, and on no less than one window, the wooden filler has been sanded. So the remaining must be sanded, after which all of it must be caulked, primed and painted.
After which the closet space nonetheless wants hardwood flooring put in. The rationale it doesn’t have hardwood flooring is as a result of this space was once two separate closets. One of many closets (mainly the precise half of the closet space you see under) was for this room with a door on the precise facet of this wall. The opposite half (the left half of the closet space you see under) was the closet for the room on the opposite facet of that pink wall, which is the visitor bed room (i.e., the bed room we’re at present utilizing as our major bed room).
You possibly can see on this image under how this closet space used to look with the stable wall and a door into the closet on the precise.
So once I determined so as to add new built-in closets flanking the window within the visitor bed room…
I had our contractor drywall over the door to the closet within the visitor bed room, and open up each closets to this room with a cased opening.
After that was accomplished, that left me with two unusual rectangles of hardwood flooring that didn’t cowl all the new area within the closet. So I simply went forward and took all of that out, and now it must be changed.
The irritating factor is that the House Depot in my metropolis used to hold this an identical unfinished crimson oak hardwood flooring in inventory, and it will match up with the unique 70+ year-old crimson oak hardwood flooring in our home completely.
However ever since 2020 and provide chain points hit, I haven’t seen it within the retailer, and the couple of occasions I checked the web site, it wasn’t obtainable there, both. So I could also be pressured to go so far as I can with what I’ve readily available, after which fill in the remaining with plywood. It’s not a super answer, however because the complete flooring goes to be coated with this foam health club flooring, it’ll work.
It’ll solely be an issue if we ever determine to take up that foam mat flooring and refinish the hardwood flooring in that room. However I’ll let Future Kristi take care of that drawback. 😀
For now, my fast targets on this room are to (1) set up the ceiling fan and the lights within the closet space, and (2) end all the trim. These two issues will go a great distance in the direction of getting this room out of the “development” part and making it really feel extra like a usable room.
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