Before I jump into today's post, I want to catch the new readers up on a few things that have happened in my life recently. This week's agenda: Our house!
My husband Adam and I purchased our first home this past Summer over our 2nd anniversary weekend.
You can read about the journey using the following links:
To take a tour of our home, click below:
Our previous, barely noticeable, interior progress:
And now..the fun part!
Our home is finally showing some major improvements, progress, and is starting to feel like our home! Adam and I hired our neighbor (who is responsible for building the addition to our home back in '04) to do a little work for us. Remember, Adam and I are new homeowners and very new to the DIY "house edition". We are more than ready to get our hands dirty but we will save the big stuff to the professionals :)
And that's just what we did!
We had Terrance come to our home to knock walls down, add new sheetrock, change the electrical, all to create for us...
A Dining Room!
Adam and I currently do not own a table and chairs to fill the space but we are so thrilled with the results. Here are a few before photos featuring a few walls, a coat closet, and a pantry that are now GONE.
Front door with coat closet
Coat closet and looking down main hallway
Main hallway looking in pantry and office
Main hallway from back guest bedroom with office on left, pantry on left, bathroom on right, and Colden down center :)
Inside office looking into office closet
Front right corner of office, soon to be walkway to living room
Goodbye coat closet, hello future dining room!
Plastic coverings everywhere
Bye bye pantry.
View into new dining room which used to be the office corner and closet
And this is the part where the blogger got "lazy" and forgot to snap photos of the progress with all of the trims and wainscoting installed, just what was she thinking? ;)
Adam and I LOVE the decision we made to do this, we just love it! Since we do not have any kiddos yet and there is currently no bun in the oven, we thought this change fits our lifestyle perfect. And for those who know me..you know how messy my kitchen gets when I cook, who wants their guests staring at that while eating?--Not this girl! So excited to have a real dining room!
The past week and weekend were spent taping, cutting in, painting, touching up, and cleaning. Friends, get excited--more posts coming soon with the "After" pictures! (Here are two little hints of what you will see. Click here and here.)
Let me know what you think of the progress thus far.
Do you think it was wise to remove an office/very small bedroom to create a dining room?
Would you have made the same move or kept the extra room?
Have you made any similar changes to your home?
If so, what were they! I would love to hear and gain more ideas.