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Still not entirely complete – please politely fail to notice fill patches on door frame and need for new carpet and mouldings outside door – but our new office is operational, and the ‘happening’ place in our home. The floor coverings are on the priority wish list, and, in the fullness of time, some new furnishings and accent decor would also be desirable. In the meantime, our old stuff will do just fine. Without further ado…ta da!

The space before:  

loft-space

 

And After:

new-office

 

Frank-the-cat loves his new perch, complete with heating pad!

Frank-the-cat loves his new perch, complete with heating pad!

 

Glass block detail adds interest (and light to new hallway)

Glass block detail adds interest (and light to new hallway)

 

Vaulted ceiling created high-altitude 'deep' storage opportunity

Vaulted ceiling created high-altitude 'deep' storage opportunity

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Here is a preview of our new home office space.  This is not at the cottage, but at our town home near Vancouver.

We have a large irregularly-shaped loft area, measuring roughly 18 x 10,  at the top of our stairs that has been a bit of a swing-space for storing-whatever-was-in-the-way-of-whatever-we-happened-to-be-working-on.  When the kids were small we had a couch here for reading. Then it became a computer and craft and toy area, but being at one of the main intersections in the house, it didn’t offer a lot of peace and privacy. 

Our kids are growing up fast but the space they seem to take up in the house has become entirely out of proportion to their sizes. Our hotel-style bedroom make-over gave us a nice new retreat, but we still needed a private work space.  Cottager had to talk me into walling up a part of our loft space  because I had concerns about the loss of light that would result.  But we managed to largely overcome that problem by choosing a french door and installing some glass block.  We are probably still two weekends away from having all of the finishing done, but here are a few photos of the early stages of the job: Framing and drywalling. Starting with a view of one side of the original loft space.

loft-space 

The framed office…

framed

And with the drywall up…

drywalled

This weekend Cottager is installing laminate flooring leftover from our downstairs reno and I am painting moldings and the french door. Tune in near the end of the month for the big reveal!

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