Hallway Transformation

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The hallway is undergoing a tremendous transformation.  When we began the project, the hallway was divided in the center with a wall and doorway, which led into a room and then a bathroom.  This caused the only access points to the back half of the house to be through a doorway in each back bedroom.  Obviously this creates a problem, as no one wants to have to travel through a bedroom to get to the kitchen, nor do your guests want someone traipsing by their bed in the middle of the night to get a glass of water.  

We decided to knock out the hall bathroom and dividing wall, and create a breezy, open foyer. By reconfiguring one of the bedrooms, we were able to keep a guest bathroom without taking up space in the hallway.

When we purchased the house, this was the view down both ends of the hallway

Below are some progression photos of the hallway while demo was taking place:

After the demo, the back end of the hallway had to be rebuilt a bit, by replacing the floor, adding steps into the living room, and raising the ceiling to match the height of the front half.



Once the ceiling was framed, we had new electrical run, the house got its first HVAC system, and drywall was installed on the ceiling.

Old wallpaper was scraped, walls were patched, and new door trim was added.  I knew that I wanted to keep some of the tongue and groove boards exposed, so we had board and batten added to the bottom half of the wall, leaving the top half "shiplap."

Left: Day we purchased house | Right: Two Weeks Ago

So far, the hallway has been trimmed out and primed.  Paint should be going on this week!  We are using Benjamin Moore Simply White for all of the tongue and groove boards, as well as several other rooms throughout the house.

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