Home Office Under Construction

Now the down and dirty begins!


Once we cleared the room we had a blank slate. The first thing my husband did to the room was move the air vent to a new location, so we can add a closet to the front wall.

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New vent moved.

Before you can see the pretty you have to see the ugly.

He then removed the damaged wood under the window and replaced with new two by fours. Dale also added two by fours to the wall on the bathroom side for extra strength. Originally the wall had one by fours and we plan to install shelves there later.



NOW the down and dirty begins! Dale removes all the chipboard and as you can see it’s a dirty job. Not fun!

Dale is standing on the ground.

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Creative third hand.

2 x 6’s were laid horizontal under the existing floor/wall for extra reinforcement and to support the new floor.


A 3/4 inch ledger was added to hold the foam board.

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Foam insulation.

Caulk has been applied to the edges of the foam board.

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Floors are now ready for the plywood!

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Dale sure is glad that’s over! Ha-ha! It’s all downhill from here.

Thank you for stopping by.

“Dirt used to be a badge of honor. Dirt used to look like work. But we’ve scrubbed the dirt off the face of work and consequently we’ve created this suspicion of anything that’s too dirty.” -Mike Rowe


Author: Elizabeth Phillips

Life style blogger. Wife to Dale Phillips, Mother to two daughters Irene and Mary and a grandmother of four. Love photography and all forms of art. Love reading books, magazines and the bible. My all time favorite is enjoying a cup of coffee with a friend. Good conversations happen when drinking coffee together! Most of all I love hanging out with my husband, he is the coolest guy I know.

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