house post alert: let there be light! and there was.

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.

830 Belgrade Floor Plan
see the grayed areas? point of discussion for this post!

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:

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here’s the nook… you can kinda see the top of the trees.
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the old kitchen – nook in the back and small kitchen windows on the right
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small peek of the existing door. nook is to the right.

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.

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amazingly huge windows with a beautiful view of the back yard. this nook is gonna be awesome.
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great view towards our neighbors house! but really…. lots more light.

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2 thoughts on “house post alert: let there be light! and there was.

  1. How about turn the nook into your master closet? And put your seating area at the end of the bedroom. The larger size closet might help on your return as well.

    • Hey Will – we did think about this, but decided against. Mostly because I wanted to make sure that we got more light into the space. Thanks for your thoughts, though.

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