our house

The progress on the master bedroom renovation and bath has been slow throughout two thousand and five and into two thousand and six and often interrupted with other projects that come along and needed to be worked on but we have finished the master bedroom and bath.


The master bedroom had a short hallway with plaster over cinderblock walls and an opening to the master bath hidden from view from the bedroom sliding glass patio doors, which open up to the pool area. Another of the many oddities of this house is that the hallway light switch was located inside the master bedroom. We removed the original four and nine sixteenth wide door frame and created a new nine and a sixteenth inch wide doorframe to match the doorjambs along the long hallway, which is the width of the cinderblock walls and dry board. In this process, we moved the doorjamb so that the hall light switch is now in the hallway.


The wall which we will place our bed on had (almost) floor to ceiling mirrors and from the mirror's reflection you can see the plaster over cinderblock with horizontal grooves which the builders used on some of the bedroom and hall walls.


We placed wood strips on the wall in preparation for sheetrock, cut an opening in preparation for a thirty-inch pocket door, and built a wall where the original entry to the bathroom was. To the right of this photograph is the (blue) box is one three-way switch for the wall sconces and a switch for the ceiling fan, and beyond that the new nine plus wide door frame.


The blue box in the lower left of this photograph is for phone and Ethernet cables and we placed four pairs of plug outlets along the wall. Two wall sconces will be located on this wall, with one three-way switch to be located just above the height of the mattress in the middle of our headboard of our spindle bed.


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The Great Room, Page One
The Great Room, Page Two
Rear Wall, Main Floor
Rear Wall, Main Floor
The Waterfall
The Middle Bedroom, Page One
The Middle Bedroom, Page Two
The Gazebo, Page 1
The Gazebo, Page 2
The Gazebo, Page 3
The Side Yard & Garden
The Master Bedroom, Page 2
The Master Bedroom, Page 3
The Master Bathroom, Page 1
The Master Bathroom, Page 2
The End Bedroom
The Pool Area
The Hallways, Page 1
The Hallways, Page 2
The Children's Den, Page 1
The Children's Den, Page 2
The Stairwell, Page 1
The Stairwell, Page 2
The Children's Bathroom, Page 1
The Children's Bathroom, Page 2
The Main Floor Den, Page 1
The Main Floor Den, Page 2
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 1
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 2
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 3
The Main Floor Kitchen, Page 4
The Main Floor Powder Room, Page 1
The Main Floor Powder Room, Page 2
The Gazebo, Page 4
The Gazebo, Page 5
The Front Porch