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Monday, 3 September 2012

Eleanor's House - Jack's Bedroom

In my first blog about my home I showed a sneek peek of a corridor in our house that we had great plans for - it has now been transformed into a bedroom for our 12 year old son, Jack.

The corridor was 1.8m wide and 4.2m long with a porch of the end adding a further metre. A challenging shaped space especially when wanting to fit a double bed, storage and a desk in.

This is the existing porch which we enclosed in and removed the orginal victorian door and surround from (we are saving this for a later project somewhere else in the house).

The above porch not only gave protection from the NW winds but it also has amazing views across the harbour up to Mount Kaukau opposite.  Perfect for distracting a studying teenager, so this was the best area for a desk - north facing - great all day sun.

Just incase you are wondering how we now get into our house after removing the door the house also has another main front door on a verandah to the west side of the house!

Here is the internal view of the door before it was removed.

...and the corridor looking into the house.

With the entrance ramp and door removed, a new double glazed window was installed.

An internal doorway was added in the hallway - watch this space to see what we have planned for this....

et voila.....a bedroom was formed.  Beautiful blonded solid ash timber stairs lead up to a platform bed,  together with in-built timber joinery - all of which was built by our very talented joiner, Terry - Thank you.

Jack now has somewhere for everything - his desk area is not installed yet so I will post images once it's in.

He also has a world map on his wall - planning his big OE. (world map available from esdesign).

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