Attic renovation

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Re: Attic renovation

Postby O2Annie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:47 am

Attic album start to ...

I think I have finally figured out how to link an album that I can update with progress photos.

There are photos from before we insulated to present.

At this point we have about 10% of the floor left to finish and then we will move in.
After we get a "feel" for the space we will decide on trim work (suggestions welcome!)...

Enjoy the pictures - let me know if the link is not working!



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Re: Attic renovation

Postby O2Annie » Wed Sep 13, 2017 1:52 am

Oh - I also made 2 storm windows a few years ago for the pair of windows in the larger alcove.
Today I got frames made for the 2 storm windows by the stairs - once those are glazed I can put them in and start working on the sash. The sash are in pretty tough shape but I do believe they can be saved.
Once those are done I will move on to the 3 front storm windows... the window restoration is definitely my "favorite" :) since that is what I have become most familiar and comfortable with.
AND I am anxious to show my "smart" nephews (who we are FOREVER indebted to since they did 90% of the work on this attic for free!) that the windows CAN be saved. They like to throw out sarcastic remarks about "these cool new things called double paned windows..". They enjoy watching my blood boil ;-)

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Re: Attic renovation

Postby phil » Wed Sep 13, 2017 3:05 pm

the pics worked fine for me and it really shows how you have transformed the space to something nice and usable.

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Re: Attic renovation

Postby Gothichome » Thu Sep 14, 2017 1:07 am

Anne, that attic space looks wonderful. I like the little added touch of trimming out the angles, keeps an original feel to the room.

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Re: Attic renovation

Postby O2Annie » Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:04 am

Gothichome wrote:Anne, that attic space looks wonderful. I like the little added touch of trimming out the angles, keeps an original feel to the room.


Thank you! The trimming on the angles is the original corner beams peeking out - They are huge boards, and to get the drywall to cover them would have required building the walls out another 2-3 inches. Since we were leaving the rafters exposed I was hopeful that those corners exposed would help to tie everything together. I am NOT any sort of decorator but we took a chance that it would look OK and it definitely does. I am glad you noticed and commented on them :D

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Re: Attic renovation

Postby awomanwithahammer » Sat Sep 16, 2017 10:11 pm

What a wonderful space, Annie! What purpose do you plan for it?
Bonnie


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