Odd Mudroom

Old 06-12-14, 08:02 AM
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Odd Mudroom

We're selling our home at the moment and the back room of the house has been an issue for everyone that's looked at it. The house is a Victorian and the person who owned it before us added a second bathroom, hallway and mudroom. The problem is how it was constructed. The floor is fine. The walls however were poorly constructed. Instead of building a wall where the siding of the house was, they just left the existing wall how it was and put in a mirror where the window used to be so you can obviously tell where the back of the house was. The ceiling is slanted and looks like clapboard siding. The walls that were built to create the rooms were left straight instead of being cut to fit the odd ceiling so there's a bunch of triangular gaps that were just filled in with foam caulk. So the area gets fairly cold in the winter time despite there being a radiator out there. If the bathroom hadn't been built, we would've just torn the whole mess down and returned it to being part of the large back porch. Is there anything we can do to make this area more livable or is this a job for a contractor?
Old 06-12-14, 11:14 AM
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If you cover the existing ceiling with drywall you could tape and finish the corner where the existing "notches" are. If you are extra ambitious you could fir the ceiling down to straighten it from the existing slant.
Old 06-12-14, 11:21 AM
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I'd remove the siding and replace it with drywall, insulate if/where you can. Shouldn't be too hard for you to diy, especially if you are motivated to do the work. Pics might help us better understand what you have to deal with and bring better advice - http://www.doityourself.com/forum/el...-pictures.html

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