So here it is, the tour of the main floor of our new house. A lot of it is beautiful - we (my hub and I) both agree that what it really needs is a whole lot of elbow grease. I'm going to document the hell out of our renovation process, hopefully you can learn along with us and help me out whenever I hit a design stump! We will have some professional help along the way though for the most part, we plan on doing a lot of the work ourselves. This is just a general overview, with each room I will provide more detailed photos on the before and a more in depth description of the changes we will be making (as well as the during/after shots). Enjoy!
I'm a visual person - thought a floor plan would help.
This is the front entry way. Currently carpeted (on top of the original deep red lino) in blue with one wall tiled entirely in mirror.
The entry offers access to the upstairs, living room or office areas. This is a shot of our living room - a large space that will also include a dining area. The original hardwoods were covered since the 60s and are still in excellent shape - the fireplace leaves a lot to be desired as it doesn't really fit the style of the house.
This is the other end of the large room that will soon be our living/dining combination space.
This is the view from our dining area into the back entry (and through to the kitchen). I'd like to open this door up but that is the load-bearing wall so that plan might just wait a bit.
Ah, our ugly kitchen. This is the first room on our to-do list, I will be posting more pictures and descriptions of our plans.
This is a view of what was originally a formal dining room and will now become our office.
This is a view of the wall between the office and the kitchen.
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