Before I get to the house, I must wish a very
Happy Birthday to my wonderful husband, Nate!!
We’re having some friends over tonight and I’m going to cook him up quite the birthday dinner feast, complete with a butterscotch cake. So, I will have recipes for you soon, assuming I don’t forget to take pics :)
Alright, so I left off last time after giving you a tour of the first floor of our house. Today, I’m moving onto the second floor!
Again, here’s a friendly floorplan to help you ground yourself while I’m giving my tour:
Right now the second floor has 4 bdrooms (one is miniscule- the top left) and one bathroom. We’re going to turn it into three bedrooms and 2 full baths, and then put another bed/bath on the third floor (currently a walk-up unfinished attic). One of the bed/baths will be a master suite with a walk-in closet!
Ok, so remember those stairs that you could go up and down to the kitchen? Well if you were to turn right on the landing, you’d head up to the second floor. Here we go.
Gotta love that carpet. Again, hardwood floors are underneath it throughout the house!
Here you are at the top of the stairs. Directly ahead of you is the bedroom that’s in the top right of the floorplan. Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take a pic of that room…and in my opinion it’s the nicest room. Oh well.
If you turn to the right, you’re facing the bedroom in the bottom left of the floorplan. Here it is:
It’s a decent sized room but I just couldn’t capture it well. It’s going to be combined with the room next to it to turn into a giant master suite.
If you come back out of that room and look across the hall you can see the bathroom and the corner of the bedroom I didn’t get a pic of:
If you come out of the room and turn right, you see what was being used as the master bedroom. It will become the hall bath combined with the master suite:
Ironically, the master bedroom is the only bedroom that has carpet over the hardwood, but after we renovate it will be the only bedroom with hardwood…I think. I feel like kids’ rooms are better with carpet but look prettier with hardwood.
If you come out of the master bedroom and look across the hall, this is your view. It’s the best view to kind of get a feel for the size of the hallway upstairs:
Come walk across the hall and check out the existing bathroom. Please try not to be jealous of the wallpaper ;) The sink is actually in really good shape so I’m thinking maybe I can reuse it in the guest bath upstairs:
The two bedrooms that border the bathroom are actually going to expand into where the bathroom is, and the bathroom will no longer be there. The two new bathrooms will be on the bottom right part of the house.
I’ll share the new floorplan when it’s final.
And finally, let’s head up to the attic:
You walk up some stairs to a landing, turn right and continue going up the stairs. Here’s your view at the top:
As I said, we’re going to finish part of it and put a bed and bath up there. There’s going to be a huge dormer put into the back (left of the pic) with several windows.
If you go to the other side of the attic where the fan is and turn around, this is your view…and Nate’s favorite pic of all the photos I took of the house:
That concludes my house tour. I hope you enjoyed it!
I’ll update you with the floorplans when the architect is done…and I’ll show you a pic of the backyard when I take it, because it’s super cute :)