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Making room for Baby (a remodel story. AKA why I haven't been tractoring)


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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted August 26, 2010 - 09:11 AM

The 2nd downstairs bedroom had been used by the previous owners as a office. We had used it as storage until my wife found out she was pregnant. Which then means we needed another bedroom. And that is where this project started.

Here are a few before pictures:
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We didn't like the drop ceiling and there was no insulation in the ceiling which made it loud downstairs when someone was upstairs walking around.

Here is the room with out the cork board on the walls
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The wall separating the bedroom from the other downstairs room was not insulated either so down came the drywall so I could insulate to help with noise.
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We added a closet to the end of the room. The room was 20'X11' so losing some floor space to a closet wasnt a big deal. (fellow GT talk member JimRhino came and helped frame the closet)
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Hung new drywall on walls and ceiling. This was my first time finishing drywall.
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There were a few setbacks during the painting process, but it is starting to come together. Which is a good thing since he will be here within the next 2 weeks.
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Posted August 26, 2010 - 09:24 AM

That looks like you did a good job.:thumbs:

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Posted August 26, 2010 - 11:50 AM

Your renovation looks real nice. And, congrats on the almost-here bambino!

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Posted August 26, 2010 - 03:21 PM

:ditto: The above posts

Your doing a fine job :thumbs:

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Posted August 26, 2010 - 05:27 PM

Looks like you've done a great job on the renovations! And congratulations on the future GT enthusiast!

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 06:58 AM

That's a great looking room! Nice job!!

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:12 AM

It look like you did a great job on the remodeling! It should make a fine bedroom. Congrats on the soon to be here new arrival! How long before he/she has a garden tractor?

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:32 AM

How long before he/she has a garden tractor?


The details of His tractor have been worked out, I just need to find the funds and the time to go get it.

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:33 AM

Thanks for all the compliments. I can almost see the light at the end of the remodel project.

I hope to wrap up a few details tonight and then be done.

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:37 AM

Looking great Chuck. Easy to tell you're a proud poppa!

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 07:47 PM

You did an awesome job on the renovation. I can't stand finishing drywall, I don't mind hanging it but finishing it sucks LOL.

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Posted August 27, 2010 - 08:10 PM

You did an awesome job on the renovation. I can't stand finishing drywall, I don't mind hanging it but finishing it sucks LOL.


:ditto: That's why I like paneling! :D




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