A few of you have asked to see a bit more of our whole house remodel so I thought I would share some pictures of our new living and dining room combination.
When we bought the house nearly 3 years ago, these two rooms were separate. They were perfectly serviceable as they were, but they simply didn't work for how we live. We like a more open floor plan and the walls which separated the living and dining rooms made them feel dark and isolated from one another.
Before we remodeled, when you walked in the front door you were immediately greeted by a large wall. This awkward arrangement forced guests to funnel left to a hallway, or right into the living room. It wasn't the best concept when you had a large number of people over, simply because it created a big bottleneck.
Above is how the living room and entry looked just before we went to settlement, and before the previous owners had completely moved out. You can barely see the front door on the left and how the entryway led right into a wall.