|Forum topic by PSUlion01||posted 12-03-2012 05:03 PM||812 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-03-2012 05:03 PM
Sorry if this isn’t the right place for such a question, but perhaps I can get the answer I need or a push in the proper direction.
Our house has the dining room coming off the living room, in an L shape. Unfortunately, there’s not a lot of separation between the two spaces, which I think contributes to the lack of character in the space. I’ve been thinking about framing out two small walls on the left and right side of the doorway (I hesitate to even call it that, as it’s just an open space between the two rooms). I’m thinking a craftsman style in the room, with wainscoting, crown, different trim, and the new walls to help separate the space from the living room.
My questions are:
1) Is this a bad idea for any reason that I might not be realizing?
2) If I’m going to do this, what’s the best way to go about it? Do I frame out the walls with 2×4’s, secure to floor and beam, anchoring to the wall/drywall, then just drywall over it? Do I need to remove some of the existing drywall so the new piece appears more seamless?
3) Any suggestions on different styles, or any other constructive criticism?
Pic attached (don’t mind the mess or my son…we just had his 1st b-day party). Also attached is the same pic with a (poorly done…really poorly done!) mockup from MS Paint. I may try to model this in Sketchup once I get a better idea of things, but this is a start…
Thanks in advance!