I truly don’t think I can think of a more favorite thing to share with you guys than a room reveal. Especially when it is a part of my HUGE renovation that my husband and I took on this summer with our new house! Slowly but surely we have made some great progress with our place and I have to say that it is SO fun seeing the before and after photos now that it is over and looking how it turned out exactly how I had wished it would!
Chic and elegant. Light and white. And lots and lots of the lake view!
to this, I think we officially reached all our goals for the space!
Isn’t it crazy that when we toured the house we saw this but pictured our final product?!
We knew we would have to take down walls and include this 3 season porch into our living space…. and boy was it worth it! I think we ended up gaining 600 sq ft of living space but more importantly we have an AMAZING lake view now!
I have to say that this fixer-upper is slowly but surely starting to look more and more like my dream house! Its just good that we didn’t lose sight of our goals along the journey!
Because it surely was a journey! Starting at the beginning…. stripping the walls of the old rooms.
We removed layers of insulation, re-did all of the electrical work in the space, re-routed the heating ducts, stripped layers of ceiling (we had a wood planking over a layer of ceiling tiles).
Then when everything was re-routed and ready we built temp walls and took down the original walls in the space so that we could then place our headers which then allowed us to remove all of the load bearing walls. (Which we happened to have a LOT of!)
Then we had to re-insulate the 3 season porch area so that it could be part of the new living space.
and even though at this point in the process we were still SO far from being finished when the walls came down I was excited. I was picturing the room exactly as it turned out.
And that gave me hope.
to get here!
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