Red Door Lodge Tour – Bedrooms, Bathrooms, and a Hallway, Oh My

by Karen

Thank you for the feed back on our bold and spicy entryway. I’m currently in wallpaper removal hell, it appears that drastic measures will need to be taken – but more on that tomorrow. I figure that I’ll celebrate Wednesday by giving you another tour of our mutant wallpapered house. Today we’re going to take a look at the three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and the hallway that is the gateway to all three bedrooms and two of the bathrooms.

To help orient you, here is a crude sketch of the floor plan. As you can see, it is not a huge house by any means, but it is more than enough space for our family. We really like the simplicity of the floor plan – there are no odd corners and no wasted space. So with that in mind, let’s begin the bedroom and bathroom tour. I’ll be upfront – you will probably be underwhelmed…there is some work that is to be done.

The bedroom hallway is a standard hallway. I thought about doing a gallery wall of frames but I am worried that it will close the space in even more, seeing as it isn’t very wide to begin with. The light fixtures are original to the house. While there is a bit of 1983 charm to them, I’m pretty sure we will change them out at some point – just no boob lights. ::shudder::

The master bedroom. The only source of natural light is the windowed door leading to the back porch so we will keep this room as bright and cheery as possible without dipping into Teen Disney territory. Just a standard room – the ceiling fan is new, which is a $$$ saving plus.

Ahhhh, the master bath. Arguably the room the house that needs the most work. From what we can tell, everything is original to the house. The high points include separate his and her closets, two sinks, and a nice stall shower. The low points are not limited to old cabinets, ridiculously long vanity, horrible lighting, gray (?) toilet, and a vented (?) door. We’re working up the courage to combat this best.

Weston’s room is just a simple bedroom.

But what we’ve been calling his bathroom is not simple in any sense of the word. Blue bathtub (with no shower!), blue toilet, and a blue sink. Look at that fancy toilet seat cover. If that isn’t high class, I don’t know what is. And to top everything off, the entire room is wallpapered. Including parts of the ceiling. Oy. We haven’t even begun to think about this bathroom yet…can you blame us?

The guest bedroom. Again, just a simple bedroom. It does have a large walk-in closet though. Actually, all the bedrooms and the study have great closet space. Apparently that is something older adults go crazy for so yay…go us!

Hahahahaha. This is the bathroom on the other side of the house, next to the study. There are ducks. Lots and lots of ducks. And guns too. I’ll save a picture of that wallpaper for another day. All isn’t bad though, the bathroom does have a new tiled floor (yay!) but there is a brown formica countertop (boo!). I can’t think of a better place to end this post than on a brown formica countertop so with that, I bid you good day. I’m feeling pretty good, how ’bout you?