Day by day, the ranchburger has been undergoing a transformation, and I have almost fallen behind with the updates. Medana has faithfully sent photos, and we have been sourcing items via email, searching for the best prices on cabinet knobs, a free-standing tub, and other items. Next week, the painters will arrive, and I'll have more news to report. Let's see what's been going on this week.
The living room now has a beadboard ceiling. I opted for recessed lighting rather than a chandelier, so we would have an uninterrupted sight-line from the foyer to the sunroom (the living space is in between).
The beadboard continues in the sunroom.
And looking into the sunroom, we have a view of the patio and back yard. The previous owner loved to garden, and I am looking forward to carrying on the tradition (the man in the red shirt is my long-time painter, Donnie Hamilton).
You may recall the carpet in the master bedroom.
The carpet was removed and wood floors were installed. I opted for site-finished rather than engineered wood. It was less expensive and I was able to choose a custom finish.
The "hers" closet was an unexpected and wonderful feature of this house.
The carpet was old and stained, so I ran the wood floor in here, too.
The entrance to the closet opened into the main hall, and it was visible from the living room. Not a biggie, but Murdock suggested that it would be much more convenient for me if we tweaked the entrance. We removed the door, drywalled over the hall space, and cut a door into the master.
Let's move to the guest room. Behind the folding doors is a closet--do you remember the earlier saga of the fake chimney?
The doors were removed, and a vented gas fireplace will be installed. Carpet was removed here, too, replaced with wood. (The draperies and sweet chandelier will stay.)
If you've been following the renovation, then you know that I've been going back and forth about the Master Bathroom. Since we were replacing carpet in the master bedroom, I decided to run the wood into the bath. I had no idea what a huge difference it would make.
When it came to the fate of the Master Bathroom's wallpaper, I asked my friends to vote on Facebook. I decided to keep the wallpaper and faucets. Here's a peek at the wood floors. (The draperies stay, too.)
Here's the before:
We ran the wood flooring into the cedar closet, too. (This space opened into a smaller, 70s closet, and it is being turned into a water closet--I'll have an update soon about that.)
Moving back to the master bath, here's how it looked when it was staged for resale.
In the shower, the brown and tan tile (metallic border) was removed. I am keeping the ORB shower faucet. Next, I will need to find a neutral subway tile.
Over the weekend, I decided to remove the old whirlpool tub and replace it with a free-standing model. Since the wallpaper is staying, my GC will add wainscoting on the lower walls.
(NOTE: Through the window, you can see the balcony off the mancave--so happy that the wisteria (?) is turning green and running up the trellis. However, the whole area reminds me of Motel 6. My GC has some ideas for a spruce up, and I'll share them later on.)
I opted for a tub and faucet package for a super price. Free shipping and great ratings sealed the deal. The British style "telephone" faucet only came in chrome, and when I checked prices on unfinished brass and antiqued brass (I didn't want ORB), they were almost more expensive than the whole package deal. I'm thrilled with the new tub. My Facebook friends weighed in on mixing metals HERE.
That's it--for today. There's a flurry of activity at the house, so I'll have another update soon. The kitchen cabinets are being "set" and the marble counters are being fabricated.