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House Progress: The Mother Lode, Part 2

As promised, here are the pictures from our addition. We turned our 2 bedroom, 1.5 bathroom into a 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom house with this addition. The addition is not terribly large (less than 500 square feet) but it consists of two bedrooms: the master and an office, a small laundry room, a master bathroom, and a hallway that includes a small amount of mudroom space. We aimed to make efficient use of space and not build something that feels totally different from the small spaces of our 1940s house. We also had building challenges with our weird property lines and set backs, but that’s another story for another time. Once we got into some real planning for this endeavor, we realized it was important to tackle everything that would make us consider moving in the foreseeable future. We feel like we accomplished that.

There is so much I want to explain about this whole process, but I’ll have to think more on what exactly to include (I feel like we could write a book!).

So, without further ado…

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This is a progression of the master bedroom end of the addition looking into the house.

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The office

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The Laundry room. Almost not worth showing and the room looks crooked, but we still haven’t done much in there…yet.

The Master bedroom.

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Our heavenly master bath.

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House Progress: The Mother Lode, Part 1

Last year we tackled an ambitious project. A very ambitious project. We pretty much re-invented our house. Much of the existing house was renovated. And then we added a sizable addition. All the while life continued on. We knew it would be a tough and draining endeavor, but we underestimated just how tough and draining. One year later, though, we can say it was totally worth it. And we never want to do it again!

One day I’ll get around to posting about the process. For now, pictures. Lots and lots of pictures. In fact, this post will come in two parts. Part 1: the existing house. Part 2: the addition.

Enjoy!

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Spring 2016                              Summer 2017

Spring 2016                            Summer 2017

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Spring 2016                                Summer 2017

 

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Spring 2016                               Summer 2017

Spring 2016                                Summer 2017

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Spring 2016                                Summer 2017

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Spring 2016                                    Summer 2017

Spring 2016                                Summer 2017

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