There are spaces in this house I still haven’t showed you yet.
Mostly because at the writing of this post—they aren’t cute.
They are trying so hard.
They are chasing after cute as hard as they can.
They are thinking about changing it all up for the cute.
But right now?
Not so much.
One of those spaces is a mini-hallway/entrance/laundry area/landing just off the door to the right.
If you are facing the new built-ins and look to the left through that five-paneled door you’d see this.
And the mystery I need help solving.
I’m not even sure what to call it?
A room with four doors?
A laundry area?
Let’s go all 360 degrees on this space.
When you walk into the mini room from the upstairs landing the doorway that leads to the navy bedroom is on the right.
You can see the rest of this room here.
It’s made the cute list.
Next to that door is a laundry chute with a linen closet.
The door that’s straight ahead goes into the bathroom.
You can see that bathroom makeover here.
That door is going to be walled off to create the en-suite bath for the master bedroom.
The master bedroom door is to the left.
You can see the bedroom before and after here.
If you continued on around—you are back where you started.
This is the view of the space looking out into the upstairs landing with the built-ins.
Does this all make sense?
Are you a little confused?
Here’s where the mystery comes in.
(total decorating aside: does anyone recognize it from the butler’s pantry at the farmhouse?)
It’s a peel and stick tile.
I like it.
I just want something a little softer. A little more original to the house. So we want to pull it up. And that brings us to two questions.
1. How many layers of flooring do you think are under this peel and stick tile?
2. Do you think there is wood at the very bottom of the layers of flooring?
I’d love to hear your guess. But before you do—here are a few facts.
1. Look at the height of that threshold. It’s at least 2 1/2 inches thick.
2. There are NOT wood floors under the main bedroom carpet. It’s just plywood.
3. There is wood floor in two of the rooms next to this mini room—the navy bedroom and the landing.
4. When I was growing up here there was a layer of laminate on this floor.
I’ll help with the guessing.
There’s at least one layer of floor under the peel and stick tile.
We started this past weekend and found this.
It’s the layer of laminate that was here when I was growing up.
So what do you think?
I’d love to hear your opinion.
How many layers of flooring?
Is there wood underneath?
Inquiring project minds want to know.
PS I should have an answer for all of us next week. I’ll let you know when our mystery is solved.