This Dining Room into Mudroom Renovation turned a rarely used space into a practical space that we use daily. I’ve been sharing sneaks peeks of it on Instagram, but I’m so excited to share it with you guys here!
I’m going to break this post down into 2 pages, because there are SO many pictures that if I didn’t it would take forever to load! Be sure to click through to the 2nd page, though, because that has pictures of my favorite part of this reveal!!
This is what this room looked like from the real estate listing when we bought the house earlier this year- a traditional, formal dining room:
We knew we would rarely use a formal dining room. It would end up cluttered with craft projects and other junk and maybe be cleaned out a few times a year for large family gatherings.
So we decided to eliminate the dining room altogether and this is what this exact same space looks like today!!
I know… WHAT?!? I promise you, this is the SAME room!!
This is probably going to be a really frustrating post for all of you to follow, because it was nearly impossible to get the after shots from the same location. I know everyone (myself included) likes before and after shots to be the same angle and location.
But because we tore down walls and built others in different locations, it really was nearly impossible! I’ll try to walk you through it, though!
In this before shot, you see the doorway that leads into the kitchen. That doorway is now the opening to my new pantry that’s located behind this coat bench.
If you walked through that doorway in the before pic, the garage door used to be to your left (beside the fridge). We moved the garage door to about where that farm tool is hanging on the wall.
The hutch and hanging little shelf on the wall is where we put our new powder room. If you saw the post where I revealed our living room renovation, I showed you where the powder room used to be.
Now, we have it exactly where I want it… as far away from the living room as possible!
This picture is taken when I stood in the old entrance way into the kitchen.
Again, we put the garage door on the wall to the right (you can use the wall outlet as a guide in the before and afters). We completely removed that wall on the left and took it up to the ceiling and flush against the wall at the front of the house.
I can’t get the after picture from the same angle since there is a wall there, now but this is what the front wall of the house now looks like. You can use the window and front door to help orient yourself.
And a few more beauty shots…
The next set of pictures are some of my favorites! It made the biggest difference in making the entire first floor feel open!