Sunday, January 22, 2012

Rob's River House Part 2 Week 3 & 4

The demolition is almost completed.  All that's left is removing the old windows in the bathroom. The above window is being removed and replaced with a transom window that will be placed up to the ceiling line.
The skylight is in the shower and will double in size.  This will give the shower area great light and a view of the river.
The entry french doors are relocated forward into the third floor landing to allow the doors to the Master Bath and Ladies Walk In Closet to be in the bedroom.  Before both  of these doors were located out of the bedroom in the hall landing area.
Master Bedroom ceiling is framed .  It is now a balanced ceiling.  Wait and see what we will do with it!
Ladies Closet framing begins.

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Rob's River House Part 2 "The Master Bedroom Renovation"--The Demolition

Prepping Bedroom
Demolition Begins!
 WEEK 1 and 2
Bathroom Gut
We have removed all the  bedroom furniture and have begun the  bathroom demolition, which is the first step. We need to make certain we can even out the 2 floor levels by moving/removing old pipes. Waiting for the plumbers verdict.

His verdict is in and the pipes can be moved --the floors will be even!

We are also applying new insulation,removing  the existing window from new shower area and putting in a bigger skylight. The bath tub will be removed and a built-in shower bench will replace it. Everything in this room has to be gutted out.  We are putting in new heat, a heated floor, new plumbing and a new transom window.  In an old house you never know what is in the walls and this one had some bad wiring and plumbing.

 Rob doesn't know it yet, but he is going to love his new bathroom!!!

The bathroom Color Scheme is Gender Neutral--  white,gray,beige and crushed cream glass.
Shower Floor:  Mosaic
Shower Walls: 8x24 Ceramic beige brick applied vertically  with  a single row of  Mosaic every third row.
Bathroom Floor: 8x24 Ceramic brick staggered, bordered on short sides with a single row of Mosaic.
Cabinet Sink Mirrors: 4 rows of Mosaic trimmed in a decorative Pewter bead.
Cabinetry:  White
Plumbing Fixtures:  White Porcelain and Polished Chrome

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Rob's River House Part 2 "The Master Bedroom Renovation"

I am starting the Master Bedroom renovation at Rob's River House.  All I can say at this point is "This was really in need of help." The room was cluttered with mismatched furniture and a bad color combination.  The flow of the room was chopped up with several misplaced entries,unorganized closets and an outdated bathroom.
 I am going to WALK you through the entire renovation.

The Master Bedroom is on the third floor of the house. There is a 27' wall of windows with sweeping views of the Hudson River.  The third floor consists of His and Hers Walk In Closets, Mather Bath and Bedroom.
After meeting with Arichetect Mary Scott ;Mount Kisco,NY , Contractor Mark Germinaro of J.Germinaro and Sons ; Montrose, NY and Tim Mulroy of Windhill Builders;Franklin, NY  we came up with the plan.
Before: Her Closet
MASTER CLOSETS: Complete Update with new carpeting, lighting and closet built-ins.
Bedroom Before
Bedroom Before
1. Even out ceiling with center beam and 12 applied beams creating a decorative cathedral ceiling.
2. New recessed lighting and sconces.
3. Built-In Coffee Bar Unit with under counter refrigerator behind automated pocket doors.
4. Built-In TV Cabinet with equipment storage and Wall Mounted Flat Screen TV.
5. Eliminate 2 doors and relocate French Doors to  bedroom entrance.
6. New bedroom furnishings to include: Upholstered King Bed, 2 Transitional Nightstands,Glass Table Lamps,Bench at the end of the Bed, 2 Chaises with Glass Occasional Table, Oriental Carpets, New Drapery and Bedding.
1. Gut renovate and eliminate tub.
2. Create a large steam shower, with bench,rain shower,and 2 additional shower heads
3.Create a private water closet with pocket door
4. Double sink cabinet with center storage tower.
Before Master Bath Sink Area
Before Master Bath Area which will be shower

Let's get started!