Discussing the Hallway Walls

Project: Loft Conversion, Episode 11, Part 1



Architect Greg Rochlin is on-site to oversee the fabrication of the hallway closet system-- a multicolored design pieced together in Formica laminate. Lighting designer Markus Earley returns with some snazzy fixtures and controls, and the stackable Maytag washer/dryer unit is installed in the closet.
Part 1: Discussing the Hallway Walls
Bob highlights the long curved wall in the loft's hallway. The wall provides a great deal of storage, and serves as a divider between the private and public spaces within the apartment. It was made in a shop off-site with plywood and masonite. The additional storage allows for fewer freestanding pieces of furniture.

Bob meets with TJ, the painter, who provides some pointers on painting with a spray gun. To avoid messes, he says, you must keep the gun one foot away from the spraying surface, move it at a consistent rate, and overlap passes for complete coverage. (For a gradient effect, spraying is superior to rolling).

TJ fades the paint by backing off with speed and stepping away from the wall. Bob reminds us to clean the machine, nozzles, and hoses before switching shades and colors.
Part 2: Oven Hood and Shelving Installation
Part 3: Mounting Plantation Shutters
Part 4: Discussing Built-In Storage
Bob Vila highlights the world of stylish city living by chronicling the conversion of a loft apartment in Boston's Leather District. This unit is getting a top-of-the-line treatment: cutting edge design, custom-made furniture and casework, sleek modern fixtures, and up-to-date appliances.

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