Yesterday, John began taping and spackling the ceiling in my future home office. This is the smallest of the three original bedrooms. The room faces south and it’s the perfect size for a cozy office.
This morning, he used the Sawzall to cut the Sheetrock exposing the 3′ x 4′ window overlooking the front yard.
The small drywall knife came in handy too…
The light is coming through…
The original part of the house did not have 2×4 walls. The rooms only had 3/4″ nailing strips nailed in the block with masonry nails. Literally, there wasn’t room for insulation. John put in 2×4 walls that allowed R15 insulation in the new walls along with the outlets, RG6 (TV wire) and CAT6 (communication wire).
When John added the 2×4 walls and packed them out, he created 6″ deep window sills in all the original three bedrooms. We love deep window sills usually found in old homes.
The window is now exposed with light flooding in the room. It’s finished with 3/4″ pressure-treated plywood.
My desk will be placed underneath the window.
On the project list is green giant arborvitae lining the road for privacy screening. Since the front yard is in full sun, I’m considering a front yard vegetable garden next year. I recently borrowed an inspiring book from the library called The Edible Front Yard and now have big ideas.
The driveway entrance puddles with rainwater and needs to be raised to meet the road (also on the “To Do List”.)
Deep window sills add dimension to a room and makes a home extra special.