Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Drumroll...Renovation Plans are In!

Okay, here are our renovation plans. The first set is the exisiting space. Our master bedroom is at the very top. The new space takes over an adjacent bedroom (the nursery) and makes it into a bathroom and master closet. We had been planning to do this project for the last year, so it is by no means a radical grieving decision. There will be room for future babies if needed. I will probably never be able to let them sleep in their own rooms anyway!

Now starts the design phase. We have to pick out flooring, bathtub, sinks, faucets, colors, even a toilet! Who knew that could be such a big decision. We are going to have to brick in some existing windows and create new ones. That might sway our painting decision if we can't get the new brick to match the old brick outside. So I will take your votes into account, but please don't be mad if we have to paint the brick. Take a look at the plans and let us know what you think.

Old Space
New proposed space

17 comments:

  1. oh my gosh! that is going to be so beautiful! i loooove the bay window!

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  2. That is going to be so nice! Can't wait to see the pictures.

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  3. WOW, I can't wait to see pictures of the end product.

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  4. Hi, I'm one of those friends of a friend of a friend... Anyway, here is my 2 cents. Depends on your motivation because in terms of re-sale it's never a good idea to lose a bedroom. Not sure how many are in your house but that's a general rule. But if you aren't too worried about that or there are 3 other rooms hiding elsewhere in the house then I say "go for it" because the plans are amazing and it would truely be a magnificent master sweet!

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  5. Perfect!!! Your description was good yesterday but I am a visual learner so now can really "see it!" Love it. You know what your house renovation present will be from me . . . and they won't be wire! Hehe! Great job! Love, J

    ps- if you need a girls trip to Lowes or whereever to look at sinks, tubs and toilets - I am in, just give me a call.

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  6. Looks like it's going to be most wonderful! I can't wait to see the finished product! And, I have to say that I simply covet your guest bathroom! I consider myself a damask fool right now so I drooled when I saw that post! Hee, hee!

    Lots of love!

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  7. I think it looks great! I am so excited for you; I know it will be fun making all those decisions. Jennifer will make most of the decorative decisions I feel sure! Richard will like the demolition and probably lots of the finishing work. Wish I could be there to watch the progress. I love your house and this will make it even neater. And maybe someday a nursery space in your room will work great.

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  8. I just wanna know if I can come live there? It looks great and I can't wait to see pictures of it when its actually done.

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  9. Wow! How wonderful and exciting! Can't wait to see before and after pictures! Make sure you take some! :)

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  10. I think that looks wonderful!! Every woman needs a closet like that!!!

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  11. Oh it look great! I'm sure whatever you decide will be beautiful! Cant wait to see more pics!

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  12. Hi Jen, I am loving what u guys are doing. Everything looks great so far with the house. I love seeing the infimous smile on your face!! U guys have a wonderful weekend and I hope to talk to you soon! I love you and I'm praying for yall. Heather Stokes

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  13. Hey, I'm a friend of Mark & Layne's (and fellow Aggie), have been following you both and praying for you lots, even crying for you some too!

    I love your new blog. It is wonderful of you both to share your lives this way and to let others see how you are coping and moving forward. I also love your new house plans.

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  14. To clarify the previous comment, I am not stalking you ("following you both"), just following your blogs. :-)

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  15. wow...that looks amazing! i can't wait to see the finished product! you are going to have so much fun decorating everything!

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  16. the new plan looks like it should have been that way all along! great job! can't wait to see what you guys pick out -- call me if you need me!

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  17. Hey Richard and Jennifer, being a Real Estate Agent I say you are making a wise choice with the renovation. Master suites are what buyers are looking for; also, large closets, double vanities and all the extras that I see in your plans. I also noticed a powder room, which is perfect. You are adding great value to your home. Take care...Lisa Pedigo

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