Living Room/Dining Room Remodel – It Begins…

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We’ve been living life on the easy side these past several months, enjoying our little family…..life was simple.  Since putting new shingles on our house last Summer, the Summer of 2012,  we’ve not yet tackled another major renovation project in our home.  We’ve done some little things here & there, but nothing earth shaking.

That’s all changed now.  One of the first projects dreamed up when we first bought this house was tearing down an odd wall that had been added at some point in our home’s history which divided an otherwise spacious front room.  This wall…

Front Room Remodel

Our living room for the past 4 years has looked like this…

Front Room Remodel

Front Room Remodel

Front Room Remodel

This space has really been very cozy & we’ve loved our living room, red carpet & all :).

But, on the other side of that wall, there’s a fireplace…

Front Room Remodel

Here’s some more shots of what we’ve always refered to as the “fireplace room”…

Front Room Remodel

Front Room Remodel

Front Room Remodel

Because this room is so dark & just an odd space, we’ve never used it for anything more than storage.  Because of that, I feel like we are gaining an extra room in our house!

Once we have the wall out & we are left with one big open room, the plan is to move our living room area over to the space by the fireplace.  The other half of the room {where our living room was before} will then be our dining room.  I am SOOOO excited to see how it all turns out.  I’ve been arranging furniture & decorating this space in my head since the first time we looked at this house.  So fun!

Here’s a glimpse of the progress so far…

Front Room Remodel

The living room furniture is out……the wall is still intact just long enough to help contain some of the mess from the lathe & plaster removal…

Front Room Remodel

And a little bit of insulation starting to go back up…

 

Front Room Remodel

The mess is never fun to live through, you just have to keep focused on the finished product……it will get there……eventually.

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