Our renovation covered our entire 1st floor! Literally, every square inch of the 1st floor was harmed in the making of this beautiful home! Today, I’m going to share the Living Room Reveal and Lighting because it’s the room that is the most complete, and I’m just too excited to wait any longer!
This is the real estate listing of the living room from when we moved in this past February. And keep in mind, this photo was taken with a wide angle lens, so it was even more narrow than it appears in the photograph! (notice that there is NO ceiling light! Ceiling lights are must for us!)
And this is what the exact same view looks like today!
If you look again at the before picture, take a look at the wall on the left side of the picture that the TV is up against. We tore that entire thing down! I’ll go into more details in another post, but here’s a shot of what it looked like mid-demo.
The wall that the toilet was on is now a gorgeous bookshelf with columns!
And here’s a shot if I’m standing at the back of the living room (with the window behind me) looking towards the front of the house from the day we moved in:
Ugh, that brick wall. I’m telling you, removing that was probably the worst day of the whole renovation for me. Not only did we remove that, but we opened up the whole doorway into the front living room. And, of course, that wall on the right side of the picture is the toilet wall that came down.
This “wall” that we removed included the half bathroom, a coat closet and the world’s tiniest pantry. Here’s another angle that shows how closed off the living room used to be from the kitchen (on the other side of this wall).
Now when I stand in the same spot, this is my view:
This is also the point where I start revealing peeks of rooms that aren’t completely finished yet (ahem, pantry doors will come eventually). But it’s just so nice to have an open floor plan!