January 2015:We finished the cubby hole for the kids and the small, two-piece bathroom.
January 2016: We tackled the front room and turned it into a guest room and fixed up half of the large open space.
January 2017: We finished the back portion of the attic and the second half of the large open space and the guest room is now our room!
For 10 years the attic has been used as storage, and has stored a lot of
Here are some befores and afters of the entire project over three years.
This is standing on the second floor looking up to the attic stairs.
The skylight (not shown) is redone with a new window and everything is newly trimmed and painted.
Looking east into a kitchen/bathroom and "second entrance" which led to the roof. You can kind of see the doorway on the left-hand side of the picture. The window was replaced with a bigger, nicer one. Actually I think it was one of the very first windows we did.
Roughly the same spot. We took out the door and the cupboard and drywalled the crumbly chimney. The "second entrance or exit" was closed and there are now two new windows in it's place.
Nice kitchen eh?
Now it's a cozy little spot for reading books and playing lego.
And the "bathroom." The back portion where you see all those pipes was made into the little cubbyhole I wrote about in this post.
Now it's actually a bathroom.
That table on the right is my cutting/work table for my sewing etc. I can sew under the skylight in natural daylight, although at certain times I almost need to wear sunglasses!
Our own private sitting area.
This is the bedroom before. Isn't that carpet nasty?
After. This is now our master bedroom and we have our own sitting area and bathroom.
It's small, but cozy!