Soooooo......we decided to take an extra bedroom (which the City didn't let us count as a bedroom anyway) and turn it into the dining room.
In the Dining Room, the wall to the kitchen was load bearing. So we had to put in a new beam and move the radiator, to create the open space. But it was worth it!
|Dining Room (aka bedroom) Before|
|Walls removed and new load bearing beam installed|
We updated all the electrical, eliminated knob and tube wiring, and replaced the original light switches with reproduction mother-of-pearl push buttons!
We also added beautiful new light fixtures
And we repaired the broken stained glass window.
Now the Dining Room is fully integrated with the Living Room and the Kitchen
We repaired and refinished all the antique red birch floors. Don't they look fantastic at 90 years old?
And last, but not least, we restored the beauty of this china cabinet with a light, glass shelves and repaired all the plaster & wood. We kept the original glass knobs to the doors and drawers.
We're so happy with this light, bright space. And with the open floor plan, there is lots of room to arrange furniture and create a cozy space for the family!