As most renovations go, it all started with Pinterest. We moved into our home ready to tear things apart and make the most of every space. Our entryway was a two-story open concept, and while it was grand, I suppose, it wasn’t very efficient. When I came across a post in which a family transformed their two-story foyer into a lofted playroom, their idea sparked another: a lofted library!
The last day of an open space looked like this.
Since Dave and I aren’t building experts, we hired a construction company to do the framing and reinforcement work. Step 1 was exposing the joists.
Using the existing beams, they attached and framed the loft structure from the staircase to the opposite wall.
When the crew asked how many books we planned to store in the new library and I answered 348,304,983, they decided to reinforce the weight with support beams. They ran the post through the first floor columns and into the crawl space.
The last step of the day was nailing the sub-floor to the joists.
And a quality control test by Safi…
Day 1 was exciting, but we still had a long way to go. Oh, the mess. Oh, the drywall dust. More to come. Until then, I’m gonna go clean something.