We have taken the space and divided it into three spaces. A room that will eventually be at least a half bath but for the time being will be an office cubby. There will be a small walk-in pantry. And then the larger room for a more formal entry to our home. Because, although it is a side door, it is the only door anyone uses and the house needed a more welcoming and defined entry area.
The new wall dividing the office cubby and the pantry:
We chose laminate wood flooring for this space because of the durability and the abuse it will take. Fingers crossed that it was the right choice.
The entry area:
We would like to do some sort of bench with coat hooks or cubbies along this wall. Still discussing the best configuration and design.
Bead board on the ceiling and crown molding to echo some of the details found else where in our home. Here's a little closer look:
Remaining to-do list:
- install the doors
- purchase hardware for the doors
- measure for trim and window casings
- purchase supplies for trim and casings
- paint and install trim and casings
- paint front door
- figure out configuration of bench/coat cubbies/cabinetry for north wall