I can’t even describe how exciting it was to see the drywall going up, once the demolition, framing, and repair were complete.
I promise to make this post extra special by including more before and after photos so that you can see the transformation of the space. If you are new to my blog, you can catch up on the rest of the Renovation Story here.
This is a view of the first room of the home, the living room, as it opens up to the kitchen. For the large entryways on either side, I was inspired by a local area homes and the intention to insert a see thru-direct vent gas fireplace in the future.
At the moment, plans to install the gas fireplace are undecided because we were not sure if a future buyer may prefer to use the wall space for a television or artwork.
For us, the transformation from demo through drywall was a real turning point in the design process.
Remember the crowded kitchen corner? Here it is after reframing and drywall. You can see how we actually expanded the space to include the former bathroom and shifted a window over a few feet to provide some natural lighting on the north side of the kitchen.
Later, you will notice the farmhouse sink will be centered on this window.
A large doorway leads from the right hand side of the kitchen to the sitting room.
This additional side room ended up being the largest in the home based on the square footage. I feel that this room could be used in many ways: a home office, dining room, sitting room, den or even additional bedroom.
As you can see we made the decision to line up all the doors on the right hand side of the home. This is consistent with the layout that would be found in a shot gun home of any era.
Drywall installation meant that the real fun as a designer: Floors, Trims, and Material finishes were soon to come.
Also, you may have noticed the beginnings of a lighting plan emerging in the drywall ceiling photos. Next, I will begin to share the recessed lighting schedule along with the material and trim selections for the home.
If it seems like everything was happening at once, it really was! Just wait until you see the exterior changes that were happening at this time.