You’ve already seen part of the dining room from the kitchen’s before photos (which I updated and added a bunch of new pictures to, so go take a look!), but here is a better view: It’s a good size space and has great natural light, so I think a lot of time will be spent here at the table my dad and I are building. Those windows will eventually become french doors for the deck we plan on building in the spring, which will give us even more living space in the warmer months.
So in addition to removing a wall in the kitchen, we’re also taking out a wall that separates the living and dining rooms so the space will be a lot more open. Here is the other wall we’re removing (light fixture helps for point of reference).
We can only take out about half of this wall because the stairs leading to the basement start about halfway through it, but that’s just enough space to totally transform the rooms in to one large living space.Here’s a slightly better picture showing what will be visible once the wall is down. Also note that all the walls and trim will be painted white (the greenish-yellowish hue on this wall is the reflection of the grass outside).
Also note our hardwood floors that have stolen my heart. They were covered up with shag carpet for decades and in pristine condition underneath. The seller ripped it all out and refinished the floors before putting on the market and I am so glad he did. They are perfect and not at all like some of the other homes we saw built in the same time.
What do you guys think? Can you imagine how open the space is going to feel once it’s all finished? The contractors should start demolition next week! I’ll be sure to keep you updated. Also, I’m posting lots of progress pics on Instagram, so be sure to follow along!