One of the first things that Jacob and I did when we moved into our house was build a GIANT desk built in underneath our bay windows in our office.
Well… that’s gone now (I demolished it a few months ago) and we are going in a new direction for that space upstairs next to our bedroom! It will still be an office, but with a larger focus on hanging out and a desk big enough for us tucked in a corner.We are super excited for our vision- a big wrap-around bench underneath the windows (where the desk used to be) with a coffee table and two comfy chairs across with views of the trees. In the meantime, check out what we’ve done so far:
The next big step in the remodel of the office was fixing the supports for the roof. When our friend Carl build this room, he used 2x3s 24″ on center (supposed to be 2x6s 16″ on center). So that means major sagging due to a lack of support. We decided to install a big, beautiful reclaimed wood beam along the roof ridge and then put in 2x4s 16″ on center tying in to the beam. We are doing 2x4s rather than 2x6s so that we have enough room to leave as much of the beam exposed as possible.
Now that the beam is in, our next steps are to put in the new joists and then insulate the ceiling. From there, we will drywall everything (hiring someone for the mud part of it) and then get to work on the wrap-around bench. After that, it’s painting and then installing the wood flooring continuing from the bedroom into the office!
Besides it becoming an awesome room, there is another super cool thing that will happen as a result of finishing this project- we are going to refinance. Our house is worth a lot more than it was when we bought at the bottom of the market, and we want to pull some money out so that we can do some major projects (like a deck, siding, and double-paned windows). That’ll be super excting!