In a previous post you’ve seen us tearing the master bedroom down to the bare bricks and mortar.
Now it is time for an update!
Renovation of this room was super fast (the start of it anyway). Since we were fed up with sleeping in our folding caravan very soon we asked our builders to start working on the master bedroom first. This way we could sleep in it as soon as possible.
The state the bedroom was in after demolition:
The very first day they already did some carpentry on this room to accommodate the insulation.
And after the second day it was all drywalled! It already started to look more like a room.
And the funniest thing: the room sounded very different as well. Before it really sounded hollow, now it sounds more comfortable and less echoey.
But it was the new stucco that made all the difference!
Look at those super crisp walls and ceilings.
We opted to have the beams of the original structure shown, so it would feel more authentic and I think it looks very nice.
Also: look at this detail photo of the rounded corners that connect the ceiling to the wall:
I love how these rounded corners give an extra vintage feel to the room. The room itself looks like a tiny house now.
Sleeping in our master bedroom
After the appropriate drying time we dumped our mattresses on the floor so we could sleep inside the house for the first time. Best night ever!
Yes it was a bit spartan, but that’s a result of our minimalist setup.
Next up: trimming the windows, painting, remaining electrical work and a new wooden floor.
Before and after pictures of the master bedroom
No post like this is complete without a before and after shot of the room.
Dramatic difference on the chimney here. The stucco was still very wet as you can tell from the grey spots, but you get the point.
Almost done! The window frames still need a trim and a coat of paint. And of course the floor needs to be installed. But you can get a good idea of the room.
Result after stucco