When we first looked at this house, we joked that the great room was so huge we could cut part of it off and have another room.
That's just what we decided to do! That end used to be "play room," but with fully half of the kids in the house being teenagers, we're feeling the need for an extra bedroom these days.
Paul framed out the wall on the floor.
And then we stood it up to test fit it.
You can get an idea how big the original room is by the corner of our 10 person dining room table on the right in this shot. There's one window in the new room, and two more windows in what's left of the dining/play room.
Test fit looks good!
From inside the new room, looking through the dining/play room, toward the kitchen.
It was a group effort, with everyone from Jack to Josiah lending a hand or taking pictures. While not "homeschooling" per se, it is helping the kids see what goes into making a house.
Sam and Paul take some measurements to make sure it's straight.
Okay, this part was actually fun. I got to cut the carpet and padding, following a laser line. I think all my years of cutting things for sewing came in handy for this.
On the inside. Adding insulation and sheetrock after anchoring the wall.
It's looking like a construction zone in here!
From the outside.
Okay, guys, come over here and LIFT!
Hopefully, I can post some PAINTING pictures soon!
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