Updating house with half walls
Since design features in the 1980s and 1990s focused on function (e.g., pantry, kitchen island, walk-in closets), homes in the 2000s incorporated those features and then added new features based on lifestyle.The great room concept (combining kitchen, eating, and family rooms) became a standard design in the 2000s.So we bought this basic plank of pine that’s eight inches wide and four feet long to use for the top ledge. On one end we just sliced it a bit shorter, but on the other we actually wanted to notch it over the wall so in the end it would have the same amount of overhang on each side (we had to factor in that it would have to extend beyond the trim on the inside angle, so it’ll look crazy long until we add that a bit further down the page). This was either a very good omen for the rest of my trim cutting, or a sign that it can only go downhill from here. That’s just because there’s no trim on either side, which will end with just a slight overhang of the ledge under it to ground it like many of the windows in our house.So we both measured and marked the wood (twice, to avoid any weird little mistakes)… With a couple of nails on either end, we hammered that guy right into the frame and it was set (we’ll eventually prime and paint it white like the trim).
Fortunately our doorway was a standard jamb width of 4 5/8″ so I could rely on this pre-packaged door jamb kit they sell at Lowe’s for about . It was meant for a normal-sized doorway (aka a 3ft opening) so I had to buy another side piece to help extend my top jamb.Gone are the days when a mirrored wall was an instant sign of outdated design.Yes, mirrored walls are back, and they can evoke a variety of looks, from the clean and modern to the luxe and decadent.With low mortgage interest rates and rising home values and creative financing, many homebuyers splurged on upgrades and larger homes in the 2000s.Having a TV in a family room was normal, but to really impress people you had to get a media room.