I revealed our kitchen and now I would love to show you our living room which connects to the kitchen. We wanted one big open space at the back of the house. So we started off with a floor plan like this:
This is our floor plan now. Much more functional for our family. I love having the kitchen and living room at the back of the house.
To get this open look at the back of the house we had to remove the wall between the old kitchen and the family room.
This was the kitchen we had stuck in the middle of our house. We had lovely painted counters and cupboards. It was really satisfying knocking out the cupboards!
Another before shot of the family room. The range now sits where the fireplace used to be. Since we removed a load-bearing wall, Matt had to install a beam and a post which is part of the kitchen island.