|Dan's study is done. This shot was taken from our|
newly remodeled hall (now master suite) bathroom.
Thanks to rainy weather (which gets tiresome but we try to be thankful in all things), Dan's study is pretty much done, except for finding homes for a few more books and some odds and ends. This was a "found space" project which is part of a larger plan for a master suite.
The space was "found" at the end of the hallway. Originally, the floor plan looked like this....
|Click here to see the floor plan for the entire house|
When we first bought the place the hallway looked like this...
|Spacious 5 foot wide hallway with a linen closet.|
We did some evaluating awhile back to see if we could make a master bedroom suite. We ended up with an alternate floor plan which used the back of the hallway to make a study for Dan.
|The proposed plan for a master suite.|
We've made some progress on that project and now the hallway looks like this...
|Details about building this bookcase can be found here.|
Behind that bookcase is Dan's new room.
|The wall behind the desk on the right|
is the back of the bookcase in the hall.
|He build the desk and cubby shelves quite a few years ago|
but had to cut down the desktop to fit the space. He elevated
the cubbies for more room & I glued corkboard in between.
|On the opposite wall where the linen closet used to be|
there was just enough room for his drafting table.
|The soffit above his drafting table. (Please don't|
notice that the ceiling still needs to be painted)
The soffit solved several problems, the biggest being that the linen closet's builder cut out gaps in the crown molding to accommodate closet walls. Our choices were to either replace all the crown molding, or build the soffit. The soffit not only defines the space, but made it easier to install the mini-pendant lamp.
|You can see all of Dan's woodburnings at his blog.|
The last thing to be built was more bookshelves. Besides being utilitarian, they help define the space, making it more like a room. In the first photograph, that's the back of these bookshelves on the right, looking like a pony wall.
|The built-in bookshelves are dual purpose, and also|
strategically situated over a structural bump in the floor
Cost for the entire project was very nominal. Besides materials for the bookcase in the hallway, he purchased a few 2x4s for the soffit, the light, materials for the bookshelves, and a small rug to protect the new hardwood floor from the wheels on his chair. The room is small, just a tad under 5 foot by 8 foot, so he uses the one chair at both desk and drafting table. That rug, by the way, is *RILEY APPROVED* ....
|Dan's study is now Riley's favorite napping spot.|
For the master suite, we have the bathroom done and now Dan's study, with the bedroom yet to get started on. This time of year, we'd rather be working outside on preliminary steps for the new barn, weather permitting. We'll probably do the bulk of the work on the bedroom this winter, unless it doesn't stop raining.