|Dead space being prepped|
But before closet door installs began, Joie had an IDEA!
At the bottom of the stairs, before entering the apartment or the laundry/workout room, there was a sizable area of dead space. So she asked Ryan to convert it into additional closet space for the master suite...with her help, of course.
The first step was to remove the "back door" into the suite and the old flooring in the wasted section of the foyer.
Next came building a new frame and drywalling that on both sides.
|Building new walls|
|Drywalling foyer side|
|Drywalling suite closet side|
|Et voila! Dead space becomes a closet with a shoe cubby|
Having successfully passed Ryan's Drywalling 101 class on the other side of the apartment, Joie tackled the challenging job of drywalling and soundproofing what would become the slanted ceiling of another new closet space.
FYI, the low space at the back became a usable storage space on the basement side.
|Gross to gorgeous!|
While Joie's efforts were focused in the suite, Ryan installed sliding closet doors in each bedroom (there were none before) and replaced the old, solid closet door in the shared bathroom with a louvred one to provide air-flow.