Second Floor Renovation: Framing & Drywall
Last week I announced our Second Floor Renovation and you can read all about the plans, view the before and demo over on this post. At a high level we are reconfiguring our entire primary wing to account for clothing storage, laundry, a new bathroom and overall better usage of space. In addition, splitting a big room into two!
Today, I’m sharing progress photos of the framing and drywall process. It can be a little hard to imagine, so I’ve provided captions below each. This process took about a week and was fascinating to see how quickly it can all come together while considering electric, HVAC and plumbing! Up next: the beginnings of some finishing details. Be sure to follow along over on Instagram – @megleonardco for behind the scenes and story updates.
The entrance to the second bedroom framing is up, which is now split into two.
The left opening is the doorway to the left side room, with a peep of the closet and the right is the doorway to the right side room, with the closet being against that wall.
The entrance to the primary wing with framing planning going!
The boards on the floor outline where our two built-in wardrobes will go.
The ceiling drop and bathroom framing have begun.
The new bathroom wall and pony wall framing has begun.
A view of the shared bedroom and bathroom wall from the bedroom.
A view of the new hallway from the bedroom, with the bathroom on the left!
Pay close attention to the ceiling – you can see the angle created to play off the bedroom ceiling and more details in the shower.
A view from the shower, out.
Biggest update here is that all of the old plaster walls and ceiling have been demo’d to be replaced with drywall.
The hallway and wardrobes have taken shape, and plumbing work is complete for the laundry and water closet!
A straight on view of the laundry space, looking towards the water closet. The window you see on the right will be moved to the right into the hallway.
Laundry plumbing is ready to go!
A view of the hallway exiting the laundry, with the wardrobe hallway leading to the primary wing on the right and the main hallway + new bedrooms straight ahead. Note – you can see where we removed the nursery closet on the left that will be filled.
A view if you turned into the primary wing hallway, with the wardrobes on the left and right.
The window that was once in the bedroom has been removed to account for a shower wall – with all plumbing also ready to go for the shower and sink!
A view from the bedroom. We explored the idea of some angles along this wall, but decided it would be best to go straight up, which is why you see that big patch of drywall removed on the ceiling.
An updated view of the hallway shaping up.
Wardrobes shaping up and all of that tough plaster is gone!
Drywall has begun in the two new spaces!
The first room’s closet shaping up!
A view from the right bedroom out to the hallway.
The window has been moved into the hallway to allow for storage space in the laundry area and is the perfect accent to add light to this space!
Back in the laundry space – the machines will be stacked against this wall.
All set for the pocket door into the bathroom with all the walls shaping up!
A new, smaller window is in the shower space to allow for privacy, but bring in natural light. You can see on the bottom portion how much taller the older one was with those pieces of wood!
A view into the water closet! So happy to have a separate space to house the toilet.
I’ll be sharing the progress of all the finishes coming together! From flooring, trim, to the bathroom and paint. Stay tuned and let me know if you have any questions. Thanks for following along!