• October 5, 2006

Wide Open Spaces

We try to decide if we should enclose our hallway?

Restoration Diary

The wall between the back hallway and the sleeping porch was so inadequately framed that it had to be taken down. Too bad we paid to have that wall plastered! We thought we would be enlargening the doorway opening by 6 inches not rebuilding a wall!

And yet, without the wall the fairly small sleeping porch and even smaller back hallway seem…so large.

So open…

Light fills the normally dark stairwell and back hallway.

David and I kind-of like the idea of leaving the space open – not rebuilding the wall or putting in the French doors. Just goes to show that you can have a plan, but once you get into a project you are sometimes confronted with other possibilities.

The lack of framing between the addition and the existing house also continues into the attic. Check out the ceiling.

I can move the whole ceiling by pushing up on it with a board. There is no support between the original house and the sleeping porch.

2 x 4′s have been put in to temporarily shore up the wall.

Comments { 3 }
  1. Eric

    You should absolutely make a closet out of that.


  2. Carol

    We have little closets in the eaves of our 1 1/2 story bungalow that we walk into hunch-backed to get the plastic boxes of clothes and blankets. They originally put heart pine flooring in there and a small square door for access. Its not geared for hanging clothing (not tall enough, and if you did, then you couldn’t get your body through). If I were you, and I could start from scratch (and if you are kind of tall) I would configure some built-in drawers or multiple compartments that you can access from the finished rooms, instead of crawling back there.

  3. rpf

    Heather, you should make closets out of your knee wall area. Its like a secret room you found for free. The great thing is it will give you a place to put all your childhood treasurers when they arrive.

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