renovation :: change in plans for our ‘unfinished’ room
Wednesday, January 5, 2011 by {darlene}
The future Boys’ Room.
Remember our Interior Home Improvement Goals? Well, this room is the big one on the list for this Spring. We need to get cracking on this one because… shame… my 3 year old is still in a crib. The poor, adorable, growing critter needs a big-boy-bed. Bad.
Friday {yippeee!!}, I will be sharing my idea board for the boys’ room, and I am very excited about it. But first, I thought you should know where we came from with this room.

A few years ago, this room did not exist.

When we first began our renovation/restoration project on Fieldstone Hill, this room was a part of the plan. However, it was going to be “unfinished.” We added the space because we ultimately knew it was a wise choice, and here is why:
  1. To maintain a historic look, the addition looked much better as a two story addition.
  2. It is ALWAYS cheaper to build up.
  3. and, It is ALWAYS cheaper to add space before you put your roof on. Not after.
  4. It added a lot of bang for our buck on a cramped second floor of our farmhouse.

So, we added this space {the four top windows of the addition}, which was always intended to be a future playroom:

Well, partway through the project {ahem}, baby number 2 was on his way! {tip: I do not recommend this. end of tip.} Sooo, we made the decision to go ahead and finish off the space. Most of the pictures above were taken after we already made that decision. Hence the lighting and the closet framing.

The majority of the cost in deciding to finish off this space came from any finishing of closets {and boy, did we add closets}, any trim and any flooring that we needed to add.
The plastering of the walls and the wiring was also a cost, but not as much, since the plasterers and electricians were already doing the large job of the addition.

It was a wise choice to add the room while we were building. It was an expensive choice to finish it and add a zillion closets.

but, it was still a good change in plans.
and now, this room will serve as an amazing room for two of the cutest boys in tarnation, if I do say so myself.

Stay tuned! Tomorrow I will give you a peek at the finished, unfurnished room. I am getting excited to finally get to work on this space!

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