Bunkie Renovation

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toischebonne
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Bunkie Renovation

Post by toischebonne » Wed Aug 21, 2019 12:55 pm

I have an old post office on our property and I feel like I have a million questions to ask. This is what is behind the walls. Directly behind that is the exterior wood. Is it worth it to remove all of this material? Or should we just frame over it and lose some interior floor space and start fresh?
Another question about the ceiling - are there any videos about doing a vaulted ceiling? I think it would really help open up the space, as it's only just over 400sq ft.
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Re: Bunkie Renovation

Post by Shannon » Wed Aug 21, 2019 1:58 pm

What is the end result you are trying to achieve here? Living space ? Storage? Heated? Drywalled?
It looks like you have insulation in the walls behind the green boards?
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Re: Bunkie Renovation

Post by toischebonne » Wed Aug 21, 2019 7:07 pm

It will be a bunk house for guests. No plumbing, but electrical. Heated with a small wood stove. There is insulation in the walls, but a lot of it has been ruined with wasp nests/mice. Was hoping to either drywall, or more likely shiplap the interior. The exterior walls seem to be rough cut 2x4’s, 28” on centre.
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Re: Bunkie Renovation

Post by A. Spruce » Wed Aug 21, 2019 8:20 pm

From what I can see in the pix, things look pretty rough. I would strip to bare studs, including removing the insulation. From there you can inspect the studs for rot or pest damage and repair them. If the insulation is still viable, it can be reused, otherwise replace it with new. Add or repair any plumbing or electrical while the walls are open, including phone or data lines if needed. Finally, install drywall and finish as desired.
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Re: Bunkie Renovation

Post by Shannon » Thu Aug 22, 2019 10:11 am

Yup that’s the same plan I would suggest!
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