Monday, May 11, 2009


When we moved into our house almost three years ago we puzzled over what to do with one particular room. The previous owners used it as an office, although it appeared as though it had once been an outdoor porch that they then covered. That wasn't so bad in itself, but somewhere along the way they decided it would be a good idea to put down this hideous aqua indoor/outdoor carpeting. By the time we moved in the carpet was torn in places, probably due to the dogs who seemed to frequently use the doggie door, and the whole place just looked grubby. It served several purposes for us over the course of our time here. For awhile I used it as my office. It's been an all-purpose junk room, too, where we've just thrown all things chicken related. And come to think of it, it's also been a chicken incubation room.

But last winter we decided it was time to do something about it. We got a futon two Christmases ago with the intention of making the sunroom into a guest room, and this winter we decided to kill two birds with one stone. So Jay started putting down laminate flooring, and this weekend the project almost came to a close. We just need to touch up the paint around the door.

The total project involved tearing up the old carpet, replacing the backdoor since it had a doggie door in it, replacing the trim around the door, putting down vapor barrier, putting down the floor itself, and then installing quarter-round. It was all Jay, all the time, and tonight the kids finally got to move in!


Anna said...

Wow...this was alot more than just rearrange some furniture and add toys! You guys did a great job and I love the flooring! I think you'll be glad you went that route for years to come!

Jenny said...

Love it! It looks terrific!!!