remodeling phase two - fixing old mistakes

When my a/c unit upstairs failed a while back I had a home warranty. They replaced the unit, but had a clause "no cosmetic work." The unit they put in didn't exactly fit, so I was left with a big hole and the unit sticking out about 2 inches.

Before

from the stairs

air conditioner viewed from the front

from the bedroom

air conditioner viewed from the left

from the other side

air conditioner viewed from the right

the closet behind the air conditioner

To fit the unit into the space they are going to have to cut open the wall in the closet behind it and then rebuild there.

the closet

closet before work

Under construction

There are now three holes instead of one. The big one in front and a similar one in the closet are covered by fiber board. They will be painted at a later date.

The hole near the floor in front will be the new air intake vent. It will be a filter frame (20x10) which means I can use a filter that is a common size available in any hardware store. (The current filter is 14x18 which I've had to special order.)

from the stairs

air conditioner viewed from the front

from the stairs - covered without vent

air conditioner viewed from the front

from the stairs - with the filter frame/vent - now all that's needed is a coat of paint

air conditioner viewed from the front with filter frame (vent)

from the bedroom

air conditioner viewed from the left

from the bedroom - covered without vent

air conditioner viewed from the left with filter frame (vent)

from the bedroom - with the filter frame/vent - now all that's needed is a coat of paint

air conditioner viewed from the left

the closet

closet before work

the closet - covered

closet before work

It looks like I won't lose any closet space, it fit in the opening after the studs were cut out.

Now to paint. I've got a few dried up cans of Sears Easy Living Ivory Linen in both semi-gloss and satin. I'll assume that's the color of the walls and see if I can get more.

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