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diary of a
home office makeover:
part one of Office
Space: Diary of a Home Office Makeover, we made the first steps
towards improving our eyesore of a second bedroom turned home office, by
rethinking the floorplan and doing a little sensible furniture
rearrangement. The diary continues ...
|As long as we were going to be shuffling everything around, we
decided now would be the perfect time to replace the hideous
commercial-style nubbly carpeting with the same pretty red Mexican tile
that ran through the rest of the house.
the original office
space: ugly, disorganized, and with a dirty, matted,
We’d never tiled before but
had read up on the how-tos, and the process seemed easy enough,
especially for such a small area. We figured it would take two days,
tops, so we’d start the following Friday night (yes, it’s a sad sad
thing indeed when you decide to ring in the weekend by tiling your floor
rather than hitting the clubs, checking out a fab restaurant, even
catching a movie. Even scarier is when you realize you're really, truly
looking forward to these oh-so-exciting plans for your Friday evening).
The timing would work out just perfectly, since my baby brother was due
to arrive the Sunday after. We’d have a brand-new beautifully tiled
office floor to show off!
started out fine. We consulted all sorts of references, from our
ancient Time Life home improvement books (snagged at a library
book sale) to websites galore (see sidebar.) We made careful notes
regarding what we’d need for tools and materials; we took
measurements of our room so we’d know how much of an area we
were actually working with. We were organized, confident and ready
for the challenge.
of installing a ceramic tile floor? Check
out these excellent resources for step-by-step instructions on
do-it-yourself tiling ...
provides overview, video, detailed directions, and a handy
breaks down the tiling process step-by-step, providing tons of
photo-illustrated instructions for setting tile (no grouting
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