Thought I would show you the remodel of my husband’s company office. What we had to start with was kinda scary. Two pretty small rooms and the only unit with it’s own bathroom. Didn’t look like much but we could see the potential.
The drop ceiling added in the ’70′s was the first to go.
Next came removal of the dividing wall. Don’t worry, we had a contractor friend who helped us where we needed it. The wall was not load bearing so down it came.
The channel in the ceiling was for running the electric to two ceiling fans, two pendant lights over the desks and a cable system over the conference table.
Our contractor friend handled the electric, built the bookcase under the windows and smoothed out the walls in the bathroom where a previous leak had caused bubbles in the plaster. He and DH(Darling Hubby) also hung new drywall on the ceiling. Did I mention he didn’t charge us an arm and a leg? Here he is taping the seams. Everybody say “Hi Ray”.
Oh don’t think I didn’t get dirty. Here I am on top of the closet. Mud tray in hand, hat to keep crap outta my hair, exhausted. Just how many freakin’ screw holes are there?
Once all the tapin’ and muddin’ was done it was time to paint. DH wanted something contemporary and modern but young, fresh and hip. I pulled the color scheme straight from the company logo.
Using the bright orange (Island Orange, American Traditions, Lowes) on the end wall made the room feel more cozy, less like a bowling alley.
The ceiling is 12 feet high. To keep the room from feeling like a giant warehouse I chose a light blue (Ocean Sigh, American Traditions from Lowes). Kind of makes you feel like your outside with sky above you.
I kept the walls neutral with a pale grey. The floors were refinished and came out better than expected.
It took us six months of weekends to finish, but well worth the effort.
What’s your biggest remodel project?
Just a quick update: This building no longer exists. It burned to the ground October 25, 2010. Thankfully no one was injured. While DH had vacated this office for a small office at home more than a year ago, it still kinda breaks my heart thinking of all the time and energy we put into this place. My first BIG remo and I’m so proud of what we accomplished.