Sunday, April 29, 2012

Before & After

We had a huge turnout for the Open Houses this weekend - thanks so much to everyone that came.  It was so much fun to have people who have been reading the blog, come and see the finished product.  Richard said you all knew more than he does about the house - because of course he never reads the blog!

The question we heard the most was 'what did it look like before?'.  So I thought people might enjoy seeing some of the before and after photos.  After all, who doesn't like to see how much something has changed?

First up for a side by side comparison are the Living Room and Dining Room, because they look very, very different now.  So take a look.  We'd love to hear what you think!

But, before I show 'before' photos - I wanted to share this view of the Dining Room.  There is no 'before' shot - because you couldn't have taken this shot.  There was a wall with a refrigerator and a big steam pipe in the way.  But now, it's a big opening from the kitchen that lets in lots of natural light.

Dining Room Before - note the 1960's built in hutch with scalloped luan paneling and mirrored shelves & lots of dark wallpaper!

Dining Room After - Lots more floor space with the hutch removed and light/bright space!  An added benefit - with the hutch gone, you can center the table under the new chandelier.

Living Room Before - Sagging floors due to no footings under drafty bay windows

Living Room After

Living Room Before - brick surround with brick walls and hearth

Living Room After - Same view with brick removed and large opening to kitchen

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  1. WOW, looks so different!

  2. Absolutely stunning design! So much inspiration!

  3. Thanks so much for all the kudos!!! We really appreciate it! And it's been so much fun to do :-)

  4. Your dinning room does look so much larger and brighter since you removed the hutch. I so wish I could enlarge the opening to our kitchen, but ain't gonna happen, like how yours looks. Also the best thing you did was removing the brick, so ugly, and now you have a fresh bright new spaces that are so pretty. Great job! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration over at Sunday's Best!


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