Welcome to my Dining Room Progress Thread :)
I'll post regularly (when there's stuff to share) and keep you all up-to-date!
We live in an itty bitty bungalow. It's so small, in fact, that it doesn't have a dining room. So we're transforming our front bedroom into this very important room.
Unfortunately - because I was out of commission for a few weeks and so couldn't help (darn surgery) - progress has been snail-paced. Over the last few weeks DH has slowly been pulling down the plaster & lathe in the room. Next week our electrician will be in to remove the knob & tube in this room and re-wire it properly. Jason the Electrician-Guy is the best! Then we can start to insulate and drywall.
We're also making some structural changes to this room. Take a look at these pics:
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The easiest thing to explain... we're going to be building a larger opening/doorway through to the dining room (represented in red above)... but it'll be shifted to the right of the current doorway by about 2 feet.
The reason we're shifting the doorway to the right about 2 feet? That's where the new wall will be. Yep... we're making the room smaller. The reason? The bedroom on the other side of this room is our teeny tiny bedroom. We're going to make it 2 feet larger.
Anyway... we're really looking forward to this part of our renovation if for no other reason then that we get a larger bedroom! But of course it'll also means that we'll have a place to gather for dinner rather then the living room. I also like that it will open up the house a little - the new larger doorway will connect the living room with the dining room with the kitchen. Our house can't be "open concept", but this new doorway will at least lend itself to that feeling a little.
Naturally DH will have to find a new place to store his golf clubs :eek: :D