Befores and afters

Well, I can't think of any excuses to put it off any longer. The kitchen table is in place, we've hung a few things on the walls, and I had this long weekend to clean. So, finally, 6 months after moving in, I give you: New House Photos! To recap, we tore out most of the whole first floor and rearranged everything. Here are some before and after photos. 
What used to be the dining room, is now the kitchen:
Before & After
Those big, pretty doors aren't gone! They found a new home in the back room, leading out to the porch.
What used to be the living room, is now the dining room (plus the pantry and a little more kitchen):
Before & After
What used to be the kitchen, is now the living room:
Before & After
Before & After
The kitchen was our main focus and everything else kind of fit in around it. It's where we spend most of our time. There's plenty of space for visitors to gather. I can keep an eye on Walter, wherever he happens to be. He spends a lot of time drawing and coloring at that little red table while I cook dinners. 
Kitchen remodel
We eat most of our meals at this table. Nate designed and built the bench seating. The benches lift up so we can store things inside. I still haven't filled them. 
Kitchen remodel
And this is Walter asking, "Are you done taking pictures yet?" 
Are you done yet?
Yes! I'm done. Thank you for helping me, Walter! Now let's mess it up again.
Kitchen photographers


Gramma said...

Wow!!! WOW!!!! and Wow some more! Can you walk around and remember how it used to be because it is so different? The photos really show off how bright and cheery the whole thing is and the arches....I do love the arches. And look how happy the Mom and child are with everything!

Kristin said...

I just noticed that you have a third stool and matching chairs now! Hooray!

Becky said...

LOVE it!! You guys did an amazing job. It's a beautiful home!

Barb Bredel said...

It's the prettiest new/old house I've ever seen! You three rock!