The Grand Reveal

Before I get carried away with all the stitching and knitting planned for this year, I thought I would get caught up with some of the changes from 2009.  This was the year we finally took down that wall I wanted gone when we bought the house in 1999.  Have a peek:
           This is the wall I wanted gone, from both the living room and the kitchen views.

    and here is that back wall you see in the first pic – it separated the dining room from the back door. 

Here is the view after that first weekend of construction in August:

   we took out the wall between the kitchen and dining room, and about 1/2 of the back wall.  

In the front entryway, I took off the door to the small coat closet, and we opened that area up as well:

      There was no change in the actual dimensions of the closet, but we removed the framing for the door, and that made it appear larger.  Look at that lovely lino, and how small that patch of lino is.

There was rewiring, as we moved electrical outlets, phone outlets, light switches, and we removed both a cupboard and the fan hood above the stove:

 

After many rounds of drywall mud, much sanding, painting, repairing the holes in the ceiling where the walls came down, having the ceiling painted, having the laminate installed, and cutting and laying tile for the entryways, this is how things ended up!  Feel free to imagine some fresh flowers, candlelight, and reveal-type music here.

  I found this pot rack on ebay, and it fits perfectly!

      

   I love the tile we chose for the front entry and  back doorway.   Did you notice that we extended the tile in the front entryway? Now 4 people can get in and out!

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8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Marianne
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 15:14:32

    Wow that looks roomy! Love the changes you made! Beautiful remodeling Kathy! Is it how you envisioned it?

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  2. Rachel
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 15:26:29

    Congratulations on completing that project Kathy – That was a LOT of work! I love the pot rack you found, and what you did with the closet was clever.

    Reply

  3. Patti
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 19:07:52

    It looks great Kathy! Such a huge improvement and it was definitely worth waiting on.

    Reply

  4. Kathy A
    Jan 12, 2010 @ 22:45:15

    wow, what a great improvement. You must be thrilled.
    I see you are a teapot collector like my DIL. I even caught a peek at your stitching chair!!

    Reply

  5. Dan
    Jan 13, 2010 @ 07:10:54

    That was a great deal of work. It looks great.

    Reply

  6. p
    Jan 15, 2010 @ 07:35:55

    its lovely, warm and comfy.. love the closet !;-)

    Reply

  7. Brigitte
    Jan 26, 2010 @ 11:27:04

    Wow, it’s looking great. I also love the open space in a house, we have that too.

    Reply

  8. Steve
    Jun 20, 2010 @ 15:53:58

    Wow Kathy, it looks like a bigger newer place, well done!

    Reply

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