Over the last several years that our family has grown we have faced the dilemma to remodel where we live to make more room or move to a larger home. Now we can still fit where we are, but it's tight. We can see it only getting worse as the kids get bigger and bigger. We went furniture shopping to see what could fit into our living room and after we found what we wanted we got home and measured. It turned out the couch was just 4 inches or so too big for the room, running into the fireplace. Let's just say that out of the 6 years we have lived in our house the amount that we use our fireplace very little. It was time for it to go! I guess we've made the decision to remodel and not move... yet :)
Here is what the room looked like before.
The demo of the fireplace
Oh and while we were at it the built in bookshelf went into the trash heap too. Time to open up the dining area.
With the bookshelf gone you can see right into the kitchen
Cutting out the fireplace. Grant got to help :)
The last piece to go
Our empty hole
We found a local guy who does construction to come in and redrywall and texture!
Here is the corner all painted. Just need some carpet and new baseboard and you would never know there used to be a fireplace there :).
It really opened up the room. I'm so glad we finally took it out!