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Tearing Down the Walls

Now that most of the house is up to par, we’re moving on to our first big remodeling project: opening up the kitchen and living room to make the kitchen feel bigger and to make the rooms more open. I am SO excited for this.

Here are the general plans: open up the living room wall between the stairs and the living room, making the kitchen wall into a half-wall complete with a breakfast bar, tiling the floor, tiling the counters, painting the cabinets, opening up the door between the kitchen and the dining room… and more!

Nate is really enjoying planning and carrying out the project and I am really enjoying dreaming about what it will look like while playing surgeon’s assistant. Last week Nate ripped down the drywall on the walls we were going to remove. This past weekend, Steve, Nate’s GCC friend, came to visit and they set out to remove the living room wall and put up the header, an OLD, weathered beam that washed up on shore by Dad’s hatchery. Nate and Steve worked and worked and worked… and then lifted the HUGE beam up against the ceiling. It’s great to have some strong men around to make our house look awesome! We are so thankful for Steve’s help; couldn’t have done it without him.

Here are some pictures of the process:

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