As you can see from the floor plan sketches, below, we have plans for moving several walls…not to mention moving out some old floors and drop ceilings and relocating some plumbing.
Inspired by surgeons who Sharpie their patients to be sure they operate on the correct arm, leg, eye, we decided to have a little fun with spray paint. You know, just so we don’t forget the plan while the dust is flying.
The first floor wall separating the bedroom and living room will go. The wall you see here was the inside of the bedroom closet. Bonus: You get a great look at the shower that borrows about 18 inches from the closet.
On the opposite side of the bathroom way too narrow bathroom, the wall will move about 2 feet into the laundry room, making the bathroom a little less than 6 feet wide (rather than its current less-than-4-foot width). Note the carpet. Ben wants to keep it.
In the living room the fabulous Elvis paneling was nailed directly to the lath. And, we suspect the drop ceiling was installed only because the paneling was 8 feet tall…but the ceiling was taller. So rather than buy more paneling, they added a lovely drop ceiling.
In the living room, we will replace a small window with a much larger one (about 5-feet square) so that we can capitalize on the view of the pond.
For now, one small piece of fabulous paneling remains. I might frame it!