Home Office Progress

I wanted to mention we really have good neighbors to lend a helping hand.


Dale installed the subfloors and they look great!

After the subfloors were finished my husband then prepared the rough opening for the future closet, which will be access from the hall. Dale used new 2 x 4’s for the opening.

During the demolishing stage somehow my husband broke the window. Ha-ha! That’s okay! We were talking about installing a bigger window anyway! I like to paint and work on craft projects and I need as much natural light as I can get.

Next was making the rough opening for the window. The original window was 60 x 32, the new window size is 60 x 48. Dale framed for the new window but left the tin until the window could be installed.

After the window was installed, Dale sprayed foam insulation to seal the cracks that we could see. He then added an electrical plug and added a 2 x 4 to a corner wall for support for future shelves. Finally, insulation was applied between the studs and foam board for extra weather and sound barrier. Now it’s ready for the future wall!

Laying subfloor.

Subfloors complete.

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Future closet.

Opening for the future closet.


Cutting the tin for the new window.

I just wanted to mention we really have some good neighbors. I can’t tell you how many times the neighbors around us have given my husband a hand. After all Dale and I are only one and a half person! Ha-ha! Okay! I wish sometimes I had the strength of a man! I might be a little petite but I give it my all and sometimes more, but I know my limits and so does my husband. So at times we ask for help and people are always more than happy to lend a hand.

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New window

Sealed cracks with spray foam.

Installing insulation.

Foam board.

 Ready for the wall!

I am happy we ordered the window without the individual pane look. The larger size window brings a lot of natural light into the room and we get a nice view of the outdoors!

We purchased the window from Lowe’s (ReliaBilt Vinyl Double Pane Single Strength New Construction)

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“May your walls know joy; May every room hold laughter and every window open to great possibility.” – Maryanne Radmacher Hershey

Have a wonderful day! The Phillips

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.

2 thoughts on “Home Office Progress”

  1. What a fine job you two are doing on your cottage! I loved reading back from the beginning and watching it be transformed. Isn’t it wonderful to be married to your best friend and partner in projects? I am looking forward to more of your talents; keep up the good work, and congratulations on owning an adorable place crafted from your hearts!


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