If you look to the right in the following photo, the framed out square on the upper level is in the smallest bedroom–it was an attic crawl space entrance.
The gutted 3 bedrooms, hall bath and hallway.
Standing in the 10’6″ x 8’9″ bedroom, the crawlspace entrance was above the left outlet. This is a cozy room and will be used as a home office.
The next project will be hanging doors in all the bedrooms and closets.
Baseboard will be added in each room too.
All walls are primed and ready for painting.
John will build a desk the length of the south wall with book shelves on the east wall.
With this style flooring there are about a dozen patterns that should be kept in the same course. By doing this, it appears as though each course is one continual 12′ or 16′ board. This takes extra time but worth it.
Lastly, John is now working in the hallway where the 3 original bedrooms, linen closet and hall bath all meet.
The top of the stairs in the hallway required prep work. John secured the 1×4 T&G sub floor with 2″ screws, where it meets the bullnose.
The hallway includes a small foyer that leads to the hall bath and the original attic staircase, which is now the staircase to the new master bedroom addition. The sub floor had a hole in it so John repaired it with scrap 3/4 wood.