The Dining Room:
During (left) and after (below)
I'm surprised Boeing hasn't called to use our air-tunnel dining room to test new products. Despite the fact that it is inches away from a wood-burning stove, it's the coldest
— and draftiest
— room in the house.
The first step we've taken is replacing the old windows with new Reflections by Simonton that totally rock! Now our windows are trapping more heat than our 100-year-old un-insulated walls.
The next phase of construction includes stripping the walls back to the block, building new stud walls, insulating, and then installing perimeter sideboards to hold tableware items and showcase knick-knacks.
Mark is planning to celebrate his love of molding in the dining room with a trim package that includes chair rail, crown, and picture rail. If we could afford the space, we'd take out the bedroom above so we could include a coffered ceiling.