If you guys have been following my blog for a while, you know that we bought a 1970’s 1400 square foot ranch on five acres last June. We love our location and our property, but the home needed a lot of updating and more space.
So last fall, we began adding on to our ranch to create more space for our family of six.
We wrapped the addition in hardy board siding, and this is what it looks like now…
Please remember that the exterior of our home will take several years to get it to look like we want it to.
This Spring, we will be painting the entire exterior of our home an off white color.
Eventually, we will be adding a front porch and a two-car garage to the left of the house, both with gabled roofs to match the addition.
Now back to the inside of our home.
This is what our den has looked like for a couple months…
The place where you see the stairs is where a small bedroom used to be, but now it is the entrance to the upstairs and the master bedroom downstairs.
Now that the weather is warmer, and we don’t have to worry about the non-heated addition space, we decided to go ahead and tear that wall down.
So Cy went at it with a hammer this week, and I LOVE how it really opened up the space!
Now you can see our staircase right when you walk through our front door!
I know it looks hideous right now ladies, but it’s gonna be fabulous when we are finished!
Can you picture gorgeous wood stairs with me?
The two doors in the picture below will be removed and patched up with drywall, so we will just have solid walls there.
We are also going to frame out the new opening in the wall with some beautiful thick molding. It will add a lot of architectural detail.
Here’s what it looks like if you are standing behind the stairs. (Ignore my hideous closet, please.)
Our den will get an entire new look as well, including the fireplace. Yay!
So, here is the difference tearing down the wall made…
I am thrilled with the results!
Have you ever torn down a wall to create a more open feel?
Do you have a wall you would like to tear down?