Here is our master bedroom. I know, I know it needs a lot of work! But it has a fireplace that works which we love and a private staircase which is awesome! This weekend we finally started working on it! Yay! The sponge painted walls, wallpaper border and matching plaid curtains just isn’t our style:). The first project in our master bedroom is to add his and her closets on either side of the fireplace. The original master closet was a huge room (8×20) behind our fireplace. Now in a perfect world we would be able to keep that closet…who wouldn’t want a gigantic closet! But we needed the old closet space to expand the boys bedrooms which adjoined the closet on the other side. The master bedroom was very large so we could certainly sacrifice the nooks on either side of the fireplace for closet space. We also took down the built in bookcase that was here. This was a hard decision for me because I love built in furniture but the TV cabinet was built for a tube TV and the bookcase had been built about two feet out from the wall leaving a lot of wasted space. It made a lot more sense to take it out and add built in furniture in other areas of the bedroom and rest of the house. We are still undecided with whether or not to keep a TV in here:)
Master Bedroom – Before
Jason framed out the two closets and installed solid pine doors. We have solid pine doors in the rest of the house and we found that we like the feel of a solid door and the soundproofing that they provide. In our last house we replaced all the doors with the cheap, hollow doors but they felt cheap, looked cheap with the fake wood grain, and we heard the massive amounts of noise that kids make coming right through. The boys bedrooms are on the other side of these closets so the more soundproofing the better!
Our plan is to add built in bookshelves and custom molding to either side of the fireplace to make it a feature wall. Later master bedroom projects include repainting the whole room, adding window shutters, changing out the ceiling fan, replacing the carpet with wide pine floors, and accentuating the ceiling with decorative ceiling planks. I can”t wait! Stay tuned for more!
We finished our master bedroom & the master closets! Click on the links below to see what we did.
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