Home Office Update


We are steadily moving along with the home office. I get excited when things go smoothly! The electrical boxes have been replaced, the future closet has been framed, all the insulation has been installed. The walls have been put up except the window wall, which we plan to plank.

If everything goes well this coming weekend we plan to finish the closet and plank the window wall. So stay tuned!

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The electrical box for the future closet light.

 Installing insulation in the interior walls for sound proofing.

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Walls going up!

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Closet Frame

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Pass through access for longer items, furniture, etc.

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Thank you for visiting the Phillips Place! Have a wonderful day!

“Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work.” – Booker T. Washington

6 comments on “Home Office Update”

  1. Hi there! We are about to close on property with a 1983 mobile home that an elderly man is living in now. It is a mess and needs so much work! Would you mind sharing what your budget and costs are? We are deciding whether to keep it or not. Thanks!


    1. Hello Kathy, First of all, remember we are doing all the work ourselves. We’ve budgeted for 10,000 to finish the inside. We have estimated for about $1500.00 per room, which includes nails, screws, wood, paint, etc. Along the way we’ve had to purchased some tools. We wore out Dale’s old saw and had to replace it and had to upgrade on a drill. We started our renovation over 5 years ago and we renovate when we have the funds. We predict we’ll be done within a year. Hopefully! 🙂 Oh another thing! When we purchased our home the furnace went out! To replace the furnace that cost about $2000.00 so be prepared for that too. Kathy I hope this helps, wishing you the very best!


  2. Elizabeth, you mentioned you are going to plank the walls of your office, what are you using for plank? We have used white pine tongue and grove in sunroom addition but am wanting to use something less expensive in a bedroom and bath on one wall, Your home looks great!


    1. Thank you Shelia! For the office we plan to use 3/8 inch BC plywood. We used 1/2 inch BC plywood for my dressing room on the exterior wall and 3/8 inch BC on the interior wall. We used a table saw to rip into 5 inch planks. Before we applied the planks we covered the wall with tar paper, for extra insulation. My husband said you could use any kind of plywood, depending on what look you want. I know it can be confusing, there is such a variety of plywood. I believe we are using the pine BC plywood. If you want a rough look, I believe you could use an exterior plywood, which is what we used for our floors. We originally wanted to use cedar but to expensive! Lol! I hope this helps! Let me know how things go and if you have any more questions please ask. Thanks Elizabeth 🙂


  3. It’s coming along so nicely! I can smell the new wood from here…can hardly wait to see how it turns out. I’m sure it will be charming.


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