October 3, 2023


New Estate

Dwelling Gymnasium Cleanup Success (Plus, An Overview Of The Plan)

4 min read

I spent a number of hours yesterday getting the house gymnasium cleaned up in order that I might begin engaged on this room once more and eventually get it completed. Over the past a number of months, this room had been used as a storage room, workshop, and so on., whereas I used to be engaged on the grasp rest room rework, and after I was completed with the toilet, the unfinished residence gymnasium seemed like this…

Really, it seemed slightly worse than that. I didn’t keep in mind to take that image till after I had taken some issues out of the room. However you get the thought. It was dangerous.

I used to be decided to get the majority of it cleaned out earlier than I went to mattress final evening as a result of I didn’t wish to spend extra time right now cleansing up. I needed to have the ability to stroll in there right now and truly begin engaged on a undertaking.

So after a number of hours of labor (with loads of breaks as a result of the job was so monumental and overwhelming to me), that is what it seemed like final evening after I lastly give up round 9:30.

I’m fairly happy with my progress! 😀 And I’m very happy with the truth that I didn’t take the entire instruments and provides out of this room and simply dump them in one other room. I truly took the time to place the whole lot away as a replacement. I can truly discover my instruments now!

The most important tasks that I nonetheless have to do on this room are (1) ending the entire trim, and (2) end putting in the hardwood flooring within the closet space.

So far as the trim goes, the toughest a part of that undertaking is completed. All the trim is put in on the entire doorways, home windows, and the one cased opening across the closet space. And so far as I can inform, the entire nail holes have been full of wooden filler, and on at the very least one window, the wooden filler has been sanded. So the remainder must be sanded, after which all of it must be caulked, primed and painted.

After which the closet space nonetheless wants hardwood flooring put in. The explanation it doesn’t have hardwood flooring is as a result of this space was two separate closets. One of many closets (mainly the correct half of the closet space you see beneath) was for this room with a door on the correct aspect of this wall. The opposite half (the left half of the closet space you see beneath) was the closet for the room on the opposite aspect of that pink wall, which is the visitor bed room (i.e., the bed room we’re at present utilizing as our most important bed room).

You may see on this image beneath how this closet space used to look with the stable wall and a door into the closet on the correct.

So after I determined so as to add new built-in closets flanking the window within the visitor bed room…

guest bedroom - finished - closet and headboard wall 2

I had our contractor drywall over the door to the closet within the visitor bed room, and open up each closets to this room with a cased opening.

After that was accomplished, that left me with two unusual rectangles of hardwood flooring that didn’t cowl the entire new area within the closet. So I simply went forward and took all of that out, and now it must be changed.

The irritating factor is that the Dwelling Depot in my metropolis used to hold this equivalent unfinished purple oak hardwood flooring in inventory, and it might match up with the unique 70+ year-old purple oak hardwood flooring in our home completely.

However ever since 2020 and provide chain points hit, I haven’t seen it within the retailer, and the couple of occasions I checked the web site, it wasn’t obtainable there, both. So I could also be compelled to go so far as I can with what I’ve available, after which fill in the remainder with plywood. It’s not a really perfect resolution, however because the complete flooring goes to be lined with this foam gymnasium flooring, it’ll work.

home gym foam flooring

It’ll solely be an issue if we ever resolve to take up that foam mat flooring and refinish the hardwood flooring in that room. However I’ll let Future Kristi take care of that downside. 😀

For now, my rapid targets on this room are to (1) set up the ceiling fan and the lights within the closet space, and (2) end the entire trim. These two issues will go a good distance in direction of getting this room out of the “development” section and making it really feel extra like a usable room.

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