Friday, March 11, 2016

Cathedral Turned Bedroom

Wasted space, Really! In my opinion.

I have never been a huge fan of our Cathedral Ceiling, but my husband loves the overhead space. He loves the open feeling it creates, and the dramatic presence. We disagree on design a lot. We both feel the other is unwilling to compromise. But in my opinion, he is the builder, so he really is the one who has the power to compromise. if he does not agree, he doesn't do it.

In the end, we both finally decided to do away with our Cathedral ceiling after 9+ years of being in our house. So we closed a the majority of the cathedral. It is still open above our door entry which is also home to our stairway to the second floor. 
BUT, over the living room, the cathedral is gone!

Reason being, we have 4 kids, and he(we) decided to give them each their own rooms. Now this was not an easy renovation to deal with 6 people LIVING in the house. But we managed, with some tension and frustration. I have moderate-severe Asthma, and the construction mess and dust really gets things rolling into an Asthma attack, fairly easily.
Originally the plan was for my to take the kids on a weekend away in February, but earlier that planned week, 2 of them came down this a wonderful stomach bug(vomit, etc.). So.. that plan was put to an end. Needless to say, my husband began the project anyway. He tore out the v-join along the gable wall and at the base of the cathedral(where the floor system was going to be joined into the main building).

I had suggested a small playhouse to be incorporated in the room, since the roof line meets the floor and it would not be very good usable space otherwise.
My husbands thought I was CRAZY, of course. But in the end, he decided to do it anyway(he compromised). I am so glad he did, my daughter spends a lot of time in there!

The stages of this project were so exciting. It was a huge change to the house.
So I took plenty of pictures to document!
I will add ASAP, some reason I can not get them to load, today.

This project took a looong time. Starting in February 2015 and not being complete in July 2015. Almost a year after it was promised(September 2014). But "Life" got in the way, as it usually does.
But was totally worth it!
My youngest Daughter was so Happy though! I just hope she stays happy for a little while.

Next step is to finish up the living room, we still lack paint on the ceiling... months later in March 2016. But it is hard to paint with it being the main part of the house. maybe once summer comes, and they can all get outside, it will be easier.

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