Well, it isn’t exactly tearing down an entire wall but actually part of one. After my Hallway Makeover, it is next on my list of “to-do” projects.
My hallway leads into my Family Room. The wall that I want to remove is to the right after the hallway ends.
Here you can see the wall dividing our family room and Kitchen.
To the left are the doors leading to the backyard. We get a lot of afternoon sun through these french doors.
The Whitewashed Brick Fireplace is directly opposite.
I don’t want to remove the entire wall because I like division between the rooms. I am thinking of removing approximately 3 feet to the left of the opening (towards the green sign). It will open up the space while preserving the division of rooms. I actually think that removing it won’t be difficult but the trim and where the floors meet will present a challenge.
I also need to complete Painting My Kitchen Cabinets. As you may recall, I already painted the bottom in General Finishes Millstone. They were kind enough to send me a quart of Antique White for the top cabinets and I need to get that project started.
Painting the top cabinets in a brighter white and opening up the wall into our sunny family room will really brighten up our kitchen. Bonus: I also may be able to see the Nats games on the TV while I’m cooking dinner 🙂
It really never ends!
Marie, The Interior Frugalista
Suzanne, you will not regret it. We did exactly the same thing a few years ago and it was the best decision! Like you say, the remaining wall provides the division but you gain so much light opening it up. We also painted our upper cabinets white while the lower ones are dark and I haven’t tired of the look. Good luck and have fun with these two BIG projects!
Suzanne, if you just make the walls 1/2 walls, you would still be able to see into the kitchen and you wouldn’t have to worry about the floor needing to be patched. You could also put small tables against a half wall.
Hi Linda – awesome idea! I need to ponder it a bit now!
My neice had a similar space. She opened up the wall and now has a granite counter between the kitchen and diningroom. Wonderful conversation area as well as serving area!
That is a great idea!