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Thread: Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 2

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    Craft/Sewing Room - Update # 2

    This is an update to my previous post: Craft/Sewing Room - The Before Pictures. The work will start later on this week or early next week, and I've finally got the space all cleared out; there are just a few minor things left to move. The photos below show the area before work starts, and I've indicated on the photos what changes I'm making in the room.

    I'm adding a new wall, with a door, to separate the furnace and the laundry area from the new room. As there will not be a lot of clearance in this new space where the washer and dryer currently are, I'm moving the W/D over to the left where there will be a larger area for me to dump laundry on the floor to sort. The furnace/laundry area will continue to be a storage area.

    The existing door from the family room into the new space will remain. I'm adding a wall of closets in the new space. I'm also adding a wall of new upper and lower kitchen cabinets with a space in the middle for a chair. There will be a large cut-out in the existing wall next to the cabinet wall, where I will put a new sewing table (that I still have to shop for). The cut-out is on the same wall as the existing door to the family room and will serve two purposes: 1) It will allow me to see the TV from the new room while I'm working; and 2) I opted to cut a hole in this wall as opposed to taking the wall down entirely. This is because there is crown moulding in the existing family room and I would have had to rip it off the adjacent walls if I took down this wall. Since I didn't want to have to re-paint and re-install the crown in the family room, I decided to just cut a huge hole in the wall instead. The entire back of the house is floor to ceiling windows, and the sun shines down the basement stairs at the back and will, hopefully, extend into the new space once the hole is cut out.

    In case it doesn't, I'm having 6 pot lights installed on a dimmer, as well as under-cabinet valence lighting on the kitchen cabinet wall. The cabinets will be your basic stock white. I haven't picked out the counter top yet. The room size before any work is done is about 12' x 13'. I'll lose approx. 2.5' when the closets are installed, but I'm fine with that.

    I'm VERY excited about getting this construction done. I'll post updates as the work progresses.

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    Huge difference already. This is so exciting to watch. Thanks for sharing with us.

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    Craft/Sewing Room - Update 2A

    I'm not sure why, but my photos with the notes on them didn't load, so I'm going to try again.

    P.S. After uploading again, I see that the right hand side of the photos are cut off. (I would really like it if there was a way to specify the pixel width for photos, because this would prevent this problem and eliminate scrolling. ) Also, the last photo still didn't load properly, so I give up. In the last photo, the grey wall is where the kitchen cabinets will be. The stud wall is where the large cut-out will go.
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    Last edited by Canada Kate; 01-03-2012 at 07:59 AM.
    1951 Singer 301A - "Jean"
    1958 Singer Featherweight - "Verna"
    2009 Janome 4100QDC - Nameless


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    Looks like it will be a terrific space! Can't wait to see it in its final pizazz.

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    This is going to be awesome! Keep us posted.
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    It will be wonderful!

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    It looking great. Can wait to see it done. You must be sooo excited

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    Looks like this will be a great space. Obviously a lot of time and thought have gone into the planning. Thanks for posting the current pics. Please post the "after" pics once the space has been completed.

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    Good for you, we all need are private spaces, Good luck and keep posting can't wait to see the rest
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    Its going to be great to it when its finished. Great to see your sewing rooms journey

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