our house

The hallways have been a work in progress for some time now and we are finally finished with the hallways. We removed the suspended ceiling in the long hallway and replaced it with a two-by-four frame with stapled six-inch wide wood look planks ceiling tiles; we removed the twelve-inch ceiling tiles and two by two grids in the short hall and replaced that with a two-by-four frame with the same wood plank look ceiling tiles. We used dry-wall mud compound to fill in and smooth any imperfections in the cinder block walls, which had a plaster covering with horizontal grooves cut into the plaster and finally we placed light texture paint with a bright white flat paint to finish the walls.


The hallway to the apartment had a cinderblock wall to the right, water damaged and missing stapled twelve inch tiles above, and a sheetrock wall to the left.


We removed the ceiling tiles and most of the two by four grids which they were attached to and would build a two by four frame for the new ceiling. We removed all the drywall in the hallway and the adjacent room and would rebuild all three door frames, one at each end of the short passage from the original house to the apartment and the third to the children's den.


We installed the ceiling tiles and we are using a two light bulb fixture which is similar but slightly deeper than the five we utilized for the thirty feet of the long hallway. We are using the same bed molding and colonial door casing and base molding that we have used in the three bedrooms along the long hallway and the children's den.


We rebuilt all three door frames along the apartment hallway, as we have along the entire downstairs, and the far end of the short hall leads into the apartment kitchen. We built an eight inch wide door frame out of parallel two by fours at the apartment end of the short hall to mimic the width of the entry at the opposite end of the hallway, which is an opening in the cinder-block wall, have installed a colonial six-panel solid pine door, which we have used to replace original door throughout the bedroom area of the lower floor. The entry from the long hall and the children's den will remain without doors.


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Our Home Index Page
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 1
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 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