Guess what? Our wedding is in 3.5 MONTHS!!
That’s all I’m going to say – and hope that it’s enough to justify my absence 😓
We had a wonderful Christmas in our cozy little home with lots of time with our families, a New Years Eve spent with best friends at a cottage, and a cold January spent wedding planning (panicking).
So now that we’re all caught up let me show you phase 3 of our home renovation: turning our ‘bonus room’ into our master bedroom / master ensuite / mud room / laundry closet.
Our bonus room is hard to describe. When we were deciding if we were going to purchase this home, the bonus room was just that to us : a huge bonus. The house already has two bedrooms in the loft and two on the main floor, but there was no distinct master bedroom. This bonus room was an addition by the previous owner and runs off the kitchen. It already had a laundry closet and a powder room in it as well. They used this room as a recreational room; but we felt as though one living room is enough for this house (check out phase 1 of our renovation here and our custom wall unit here!)
Here are the listing photos from our house. Pretty, right?
This bonus room is the perfect opportunity for a large master bedroom, especially considering we are removing one main floor bedroom in phase 3 and converting it into our dining room (stay tuned for Fall 2017!). Tom had a week off work this January and ripped the whole room out in one day, added 3 more vents to the room, framed out our new rooms, insulated, and roughed in the plumbing for our ensuite.
There are so many things that go into renovations that eat up days and days, and go completely unseen! But he’s been working hard and I’ve been planning away (day dreaming) about what this space will look like!
Here is the floor plan of our home before:
And now for some really rough looking progress pictures!