{renovate: kitchen remodel} open living

Friends, we made some major progress/changes last weekend on our kitchen remodel and renovations! 

A little back story: we'd been talking about a kitchen remodel for years, but was finally prompted us to move on this little project was an idea that came up over pancakes on Saturday morning. A brilliant idea, really. Why not tear down the wall between the kitchen and the living room? Really open up the space? And friends, that's exactly what we did.

Last week, when you walked in our front door, this was the view:
Today, that view now looks like this:
Whoa. Right? So different! 

From inside the kitchen, before:

And, now:

Old house rooms tend to be very closed off, and our house is no exception. There were so many instances where we had friends over and I felt like I was stuck in the kitchen because 1. there was no seating in there for others and 2. the old little tiny door didn't facilitate conversation. So, we've taken care of the door, and next we'll take care of seating! :)

Up on the schedule this week ... the electrician. We adding tons and tons of light. YAH! :)


  1. Whoa! What a difference!! I can't wait to see how it keeps transforming! :) Good luck with all the renovating... I'm jealous!

    Much Love,

  2. Wow. Tearing down a wall makes me so nervous. Looks like you guys did a great job!

  3. Wow, that's going to make such a difference when you put everything back together.

  4. Awesome, Jenn!! So exciting! Such a big difference. I would have totally been scared to do this, but I'm glad you weren't...just shows that you gotta go big or go home!! Love the amount of light and way better flow you are going to get:)

  5. Looks fantastic. So happy for you and sending you wishes for as quick & stress-free as possible completion. :) I am so looking forward to seeing what you have planned.

  6. I lovelovelove it! I'm so very excited for you guys!

  7. Wow! What a change! It's so bright! Can't wait to see the rest of the progress.

  8. Woo hoo! You're already getting a lot more natural light in there. Looks awesome and SO much more open. More more more :)!

  9. Oh my gosh. You have got to be so excited! What a huge change already. Can't wait to see more progress!

  10. WOW! That is a huge difference!! You might lose some cabinet space but I wonder if you can add an island now? Either way, what a huge impact!

  11. You sure are brave to try something like tearing down your wall. And I can say that it paid dividends! You opened up lots of space! What are you planning for your kitchen flooring? I suggest you install herringbone or any wooden flooring so it would complement the look of your kitchen. Well, that’s just me. Hehe! Good luck in remodeling your home! =)


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