Thursday, September 13, 2012

Downstairs Bathroom Part 2

You remember this picture from the last blog, right? This is/was the back wall of the bathroom.

Well, here is that wall now. A little elbow grease and voila! You can now see straight into the back bedroom.That pile of wood on the back wall is the sheathing off the reverse, or bedroom side of the wall.
One of the things we want to do with this remodel is to restore the size of the back bedroom In the '60s they took 2' out of the bedroom and added it to the bathroom and furnace closet. Which resulted in a bedroom too narrow for a double bed. And its such a potentially lovely room with a tiny fireplace and a view over the woods out back. Reputedly it was the office of the sea captain who once lived here. Anyhow, we're taking the 2' feet back out of the bathroom, and putting it back into the bedroom.
Here is a view of the removed wall area from the bedroom side. (Remember I said it was a potentially pretty room, obviously not right now.) You can see the 2' of original plaster and lath in the ceiling and back wall.
Another construction anomaly. Here is a piece of tree trunk holding up our lovely chestnut beams under the bathroom floor. I guess it was a good idea at the time. As you can see another area of the house with a crawl space(if you're a small child, or maybe a dog) under the floor.

I wish I could somehow leave this view open, its the back of the bake oven and fireplace. Wouldn't it be lovely to have a shower somehow cascading down the rocks? Oh, well dream on. As Cy pointed out it would also cascade across the floor.
That's all for now, time out for the Sutton show in 2 days. You remember, pack pack pack, load load load. See you soon.

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