I figured I’d write a post on my bedroom renovation. The bedroom was actually the first space I renovated as soon as I bought my house. I knew this project was a good first project because once I was done, I’d be able to shut the door, and have at least one nice room in my house. Additionally, it was a nice first project because I could keep the construction contained to one room and not have to deal with any scope creep.
Here is the original room, a wonderful blue color painted over the wood paneling. Built in closet? No bedroom door. and flat ceilings. Tiled ceiling.
This is my dad and I tearing out the ceiling. All Lathe and Board with plaster. A huge mess. Also, there was a false ceiling in. I decided to take this out and make the new ceiling sloped.
(Hint, most of the staircase’s treads came from these joists in the ceiling above.)
The room all cleaned up and ready to chip the plaster away from the brick.
So this process sucks. I used a cold rolled chisel, and a hammer. So much effort goes into this process. Lots of hours. Its like excavating dinosaurs. I hate it.
Studding out the walls and framing the new closet.
Insulated, and ready to hang drywall. I had Kyle, my brother, and dad help me on this step. It went up pretty fast.
Mud (x3) and sanding (x2) time, I hate this shit
As I was uploading these photos, I thought, man this looks simple.
Yeah, not so much. It was really hard work. Also this was my first time doing construction, so I learned a lot through the process.
Total cost $5,300 136 sqft renovated area $39 per square foot. It was nice to have something done at this point. I was able to have at least one room in my house where I could escape to.
I finished this space in June 2014 (5 months), and didn’t work on the house again until January 2015. I needed the break.
I’m about to start up on my last and final phase of the house renovation in September. Stay posted for that one… I’d like to get feedback on the design.
It’s the pièce de résistance of the house. Coincidentally, the most expensive and difficult.