Monday, March 30, 2009

Closets!! We have NEW Closets!!

Fresh paint on the trim, walls and ceiling.

There were no closets in our 1920 bungalow originally. All the closets were built much later in the homes history. I had to change all the trim work so a bifold door would fit. I had to cut the bifold door too :) Thanks Eric for lending me your table saw.

Where the dresser is used to be a second closet in this room. Two closets in a medium sized room. Way to much closet. There was a doorway there into the kitchen originally. Now a wall (which is nice on both sides). I continued the backboard trim around that wall to the new closet.

Finished Product.

You can see the old baseboard in the closet wall. All the original trim was stained that dark brown color. I guess people kept their cloths in dressers or they had very little back then.

The top is the new closets, still needs bi-fold doors.

This is the inbetween stage. Functional but not done. We used it like this for months.

Sort of. We have been working on the upstairs closets for a while now. Its been a multimonth project, because there were no closets in that room. Only a door (like in the shining) that went into a scary attic like area with no insulation in the floor. Yeah, like no insulation. So, it was one project after another just to have a closet. I had to carefully take up the subfloor to put loose insulation in the floor and then put R-30 rolls ontop of the subfloor. The knee walls had decent insulation. Then back to the closets.

After framing, insulating, drywalling, mudding, and some electrical work, finally trim work. It was a damp and chilly weekend here in Maine. Not good for painting so I'll wait till next weekend to touch up some spots.

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