The Final Floors

After the main portion of the renovation was finished certain parts of the new sections were only roughed in.

The conservatory floor is still sub-flooring covered with a rug.
The conservatory floor still has sub-flooring covered with a rug.

After the bathrooms were tiled, two areas of floor remain unfinished.

Conservatory ground plan
Conservatory ground plan

The larger area is the entire conservatory including the closet: 248 square feet.

The kitchen floor (top) connected well to the vintage dining room floor. Hoping for a similar result between the dining room and conservatory.
The new kitchen floor (top) connected well to the vintage dining room floor. Hoping for a similar result between the dining room and conservatory.

This space is connected to the dining room and gets the same red oak hardwood flooring. We’re going to try to minimize a change in height between the two rooms.

The hall and closet in the master suite need wood flooring.
The hall and closet in the master suite need wood flooring.

The second area is upstairs adjacent to the master bedroom — the hall connecting the closet and master bathroom as well as the closet itself. This space is 139 square feet.

The master closet needs to be floored before it can be fitted out as a custom closet.
The master closet needs to be floored before it can be fitted out as a custom closet.

The bedroom wood is vintage pine so we must decide what type of wood to use there. New pine is soft and dissimilar to the vintage variety.  Either we’ll use more red oak or look for salvaged pine.

The master suite hall and closet still have sub-floor but that will change in the next month or so.
The master suite hall and closet still have sub-floor but that will change in the next month or so.

This is the next major project which includes ordering the flooring, installing it, sanding it, and polyurethaning it.  Some parts of the project will be DIY and perhaps other parts will be farmed out.

Who’s ready to start a new year of DIY?

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Author: Jo

Welcome to The Glade, where the second generation of renovations has just begun and the mania about our home, music and other passions fill our days and nights. We’re Charlie and Jo in the music world; Mary Jo and Charles to family; and JoJo and Charlie to each other. We are renovating a midcentury house in a Victorian historic district where we want to live there the rest of our lives. It's a 1946 house located in Maryland. We were married in this house. Thus far (pre-blog) we refinished cabinets, added a window seat (still working on the cushion), rearranged a wall in the guest house due to sink/vanity replacement, planted a vegetable garden, and other quick and not-so-quick fixes. So this latest zeal for construction is the result of my having lived here since 1997 and feeling a need to ready the house for the next chapter and beyond.

7 thoughts on “The Final Floors”

    1. Just getting accustomed to having a closet that’s not stuffed will be amazing. The closets we removed from the bedroom were so full I always hung my daily clothes on the door therefore the bedroom always looks a mess. Jo

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