I wrote a post a few years ago Tear Down That Wall! and I am finally here to share that the wall has been torn down! Well, at least part of it has been taken down. We decided to create a pass through from the kitchen to the family room. This way the flooring did not have to be messed with and it created a more useful space.
Breaking through from the kitchen to the family really opened the space. It makes both rooms feel so much bigger and brighter. I love having the extra counter to place items on and for entertaining, it is perfect.
Here is the “before”…
The opening was created between two outlets on the kitchen wall so other than an old phone box, there was nothing major inside the wall that had to be moved. Once the opening was created, my husband went to the lumber yard to purchase all of the lumber and molding we needed. After he cut and nailed it into place, I used caulk and paint to finish it up.
We already painted our cabinets a brighter white and added the subway tile. We have one more piece of molding to place back. Our next project will be installing the floating shelves. Once those are up, we can place all of our plates, etc. up and out of the way (you can see how they are placed on a rack for the time being).
And here we are today!
Now I would like to replace our countertops and have new flooring throughout the space to make it more cohesive. Time to save those pennies 🙂