Happy Friday, friends!
I am sorry I’m getting this post out so late today. My blog server has been down today, and I have just now (7:00 pm) been able to get on here and write this post.
Last week, episode three of Notes from Home ended with Cy knocking down the last stud in the wall and the ceiling possibly dipping. If you missed last week’s episode, click on the image below.
I’ve been DYING to share Episode 4 of Notes from Home with you!
Most of the footage you see in this episode is from the very first week that we bought our home. We were exhausted, overwhelmed, and sweaty from the heat! When we were trying to figure out what to do about the ceiling, Luke caught a good glimpse of what Cy and I are really like when working together. Nothing was scripted in that part of the video. haha!
Cy is trying to think of how to make it work logistically, and I’m just worried about design and how it will look visually. :)
I snapped some pictures on my phone that first week that I wanted to share with you in this post
As you can see below, we added an exposed beam to help support the ceiling.
We busted up a ton of brick steps…
We pushed the right side of the sunken den back to make it larger…
Originally, in the sunken den, the entry way steps and the hallway steps were right next to each other, and it was very awkward.
So we decided to build a platform to cover up the original steps and build new ones that were centered on the fireplace in the sunken den.
Here is a picture of the steps that I just took a few minutes ago tonight…
Sania and our cat, Journey, enjoyed sitting on our new steps!
We also tore out the soffit in the kitchen, which made a huge mess!
In the picture below, you can see where there used to be doors that went outside to the right of the fireplace. The owner actually boarded that door up on the other side, and you can see more of that in this week’s episode.
Cy removed that boarded up door, and you can see below how it opened up into the room that will now be Jonathan’s studio. We are going to close up that wall with some soundproof insulation so we hopefully won’t be able to hear him recording in his studio all the time. haha!
We also put new drywall up throughout the whole space. I have plans for a wall treatment that I will share with you soon!
We got rid of the window to the right of the fireplace. I really hated to loose that natural light, but I didn’t like how close the window was to the fireplace and how it made each side of the fireplace look unbalanced. I’m a symmetry gal!
Plus, we are going to be adding some huge exterior glass doors to the right of the sunken den that will be adding a ton of light to the space, so I think it will be okay.
Now it’s time to watch Episode 4! I hope you enjoy it!
We have gotten such a great response from this digital series, and we are SO THANKFUL for your support! We are going to invest in some equipment to help us make better quality videos, (which Luke is really excited about,) because we are having a blast creating these for you!
Thanks again for all of your support!!
Love you guys!