Almost There: Our new room is in bloom

The half wall in the loft is gone and the family room below is about to be closed off. New bedroom, here we come!


I’ll admit that I haven’t been good about blogging over the past week or two — a bit too wrapped up in reno work and work work, but here are a few “before” and “middle” photos (“afters” are still to come) showing the progress. (See here for the “early befores” from my post a while ago.)

There are still bedding and paint colour decisions to be made, but after nearly three months of sleeping in a room without four complete walls, I have to admit that I am ready to grab my sleeping bag and move on in!

The joists are in place!

If you are in the market for a contractor, you might want to take a look at this article by Mike Holmes in the Ottawa Citizen. It outlines some things to keep in mind when choosing a contractor to work in your home.

My personal advice? Make sure you have a contractor that you feel comfortable with. Communication is key when you are investing your money — and your future — in your home.

What do you look for in a contractor?

Here's the floor, but the false chimney has to go.



  1. Sue Cathcart-Mills says:

    You must be so excited! It looks great now and it will be amazing. It must feel weird to walk out on to what was once a big drop. Congratulations on your added space.

    cushy air mattress and sleeping bags, you could totally sleep their tonight!

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