So our living room gained a new entrance to our second bedroom the other day. The original entrance was off the kitchen; however, we decided to close that entrance off, and frame in a pantry and recessed spot for the fridge instead. Totally crazy, I know! But our kitchen is pretty dang small (barely 8 foot 4 by 8 foot 4, on two walls!) and the fridge took up a huuuge amount of space! Plus, we needed storage for our dry goods too! Win, win all around!
Anyhow, in 1951, our house was built with a screened in porch off the front left side. Well, in 1965 (according to a Zillow’s home remodel history), they decided to turn that porch into a bedroom. Sounds super, right? The only downside, was the fact they left the concrete pad as-is, with an awkward 3.5 inch step down from the rest of the house. Talk about a trip hazard!
Not to fret, we took care of that by framing in a raised floating floor. Hopefully, the neighbors weren’t too upset with all the .22 caliber concrete-gun nail bangs we were making that morning!