first of all, i figured out how to convert pdfs to jpegs so i can post them right in here! it took a whole five seconds of using google. so, in all of it’s glory, see the plan below. it’s the same one that i showed last time.
in the last post, i said we were going to work around all of the windows that were there. and surprisingly, the house made it really easy to do that. however, once we demoed, doubt started to settle in. questions arose like
- do we really want a door out of our master bedroom?
- is there really enough light coming into the space?
- is the little nook going to be weird?
as a refresher, here’s some pictures of what the windows and door looked like before:
if you like seeing the tops of trees, that’s about all of the view you’re gonna get in this bedroom. it may not be so bad, but when the front (not master) bedroom has a lot more light pouring in, it doesn’t make your master bedroom feel too impressive.
so, nick and i talked and decided to remove the doors and change the windows out. if you look closely, you’ll notice that in the master bedroom, there’s a couple of windows that are grayed out. these are the ones we changed.
i struggled with this. it meant that we were definitely going over budget. nick pointed out something important – we’re not going to make improvements once this reno is finished. get everything you really want now.
so with that said, we did it. we took out the door and added the windows. and i am thrilled with the result.