Saturday, February 28, 2015

Renovation Diary: Operation Sunlight


 I hope you are enjoying your weekend. 
I wanted to give you a little update on the ranchburger. In just a few weeks, the foyer and living room have been remodeled. The foyer's walls were bumped out. Arched openings were built at each end of the large room. To keep the budget in check, stock French doors were ordered--two doors were turned into "windows."


Before and "During" Photos:
 Above...let the sunlight in!
Now, the spaces are brighter, better defined, and feel bigger. 

I wanted simple, square columns, and my GC delivered the goods.


Beadboard ceiling to come.

The view is the focal point, thanks to versatile stock doors.  

Hope you are enjoying a sunny Saturday.
Thanks for visiting!


Photos: Bandwidth

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37 comments:

  1. I love the changes you are making, the arches and columns make me swoon and the bead board ceiling will be a lovely touch! You really have an eye for detail.
    I hope you are feeling much better, so sorry to hear about your fall. :(
    Take it easy and get well soon.

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    1. i'm taking it easy for sure. Thanks for your kind words. I'm looking forward to the beadboard ceiling.

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  2. Just beautiful ! What an amazing change - you really do have such vision...
    Hope you are feeling much better...take care of yourself.

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  3. I love the arches and the brightness, Michael Lee.
    I hope you're feeling better and that you're relaxing.

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    1. It's time to pick a paint color, so the room should be finished soon.

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  4. Wow! Look at that sunlight streaming in! It's gonna be gorgeous! ;)

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  5. Oh, I just love it! It's gorgeous! I'm so happy for you. Now have them hurry up - we want to see more.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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    1. I picked out paint colors today, so that's a sign that the project is almost finished. Yay!

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  6. Wonderful! The light and bright feeling will give you years of pleasure. So happy for you.

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    1. Sunlight is such a mood elevator! Thanks!

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  7. Hey, I wanted to say gorgeous LOL! It really is outstanding!

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  8. its looking wonderful! love the curved windows brightening the whole room now~

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  9. Oh it is so pretty - I love it all opened up. Can hardly wait to see it all decorated.
    Hope that you are feeling better and taking good care of yourself.
    Have a wonderful week ahead.
    Mary

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  10. What a world of difference! Love all of the light.
    Sam

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  11. Absolutely beautiful, what a great renovation!

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  12. What a view...and what vision you had/have. I thought it was lovely before...but now it is really grand!
    I do hope you are feeling better from your fall. I know that this is not a convenient time to be homebound, but you must heal.
    Fondly, Sheila

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  13. Michael, you are making great progress. I LOVE the arches! I need to scroll back and see if you made a decision on the exterior. This is so exciting! I love how it's coming along!

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    1. Hey, there. I was just thinking about you. After discussing the cost with my GC, I decided to go with #3--one large gable, two small. I really came to love the 3 eyebrow windows, but the "eyebrows" would have to be custom, and, since the house is so far from the road, the design could get lost. So, I went with the safer, more affordable choice. I think it'll be fine, especially with climbing roses and a garden. Looking forward to warm weather and digging, aren't you?

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  14. Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous .... let there be light!!!!! -Brenda-

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  15. Looking good! I love all the light and the arch ways.
    Hope you are feeling stronger, but taking it easy.

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  16. Oh, my, this is turning into one STUNNING home! You and your GC have great interior design aptitude!

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