Progress is slow at the coastal cottage, but with each step we are seeing noticeable change which is beyond exciting. With the framing and electrical run to the guest bedroom, it is finally time to close in the room and that’s the progress I’m sharing with you today.
We bought this sad little 1930’s beach cottage back in September 2020. It sat completely gutted for almost 10 years and those years weren’t good to this poor little house. This 900 sq foot cottage was nothing more than a shell and slowly we are working to create our very own modern cottage at the beach!
With the framing and electrical wrapped up in the bedroom, our next step was to insulate this little room and get the drywall up so that we would be able to heat the room now that winter is here. This will eventually be the guest bedroom but is our room while we work to finish the rest of the first floor before moving upstairs to the second floor.
B and I were able to insulate the exterior walls and ceiling in no time. This was a pretty easy task working together.
The drywall was a little trickier since we don’t have a drywall lift, but we got the drywall installed on the ceiling and on the three non-feature walls. The feature wall will be covered in shiplap which we don’t have ordered yet.
You’ll also notice that B framed in the TV niche. This was a decision we made because this room is pretty small and once the bed is in place, fitting extra furniture will be difficult. This room will eventually serve as a guest bedroom but we’ll use it as an extra sitting room when not in use by guests so we wanted a TV and didn’t want to room to feel too crowded since it’s already so tight.
Now this little room is starting to actually look and feel like a room. We still have a ways to go but it’s really exciting to see at least one room begin to really take shape and feel a little closer to “finished”.
Now that the bedroom is closed in, we are ready to move onto the biggest project; moving the stairs and opening up the wall between the kitchen and living area. I’ll be sharing all the details on this project very soon!