Here is our living room before anything was done to the walls.  The only thing done when this pictures was taken was the carpet being ripped up.  This is basically standing in the front entry way looking in at the living room/dining and you can see the kitchen as well.  The place already has great windows and great light fixtures.  Things that we don’t have to even begin to change right now!

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This is looking at the living room from the kitchen area.  I love the great big window that overlooks the front porch.  I can’t wait to get some funky drapes up there!!!!

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Here is the kitchen from the back entry looking into the living/dining area.  We are changing the wall between the kitchen and dining.  I can’t wait for you to see how it looks now!  We’re putting in a bar area so we can have the kids eating there!  We plan on doing new countertops and new cabinets.  The floor in the kitchen will also be the laminate we ordered for the whole house.  Oh I love it!

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Kitchen.  See the little bitty window.  What the heck do I do with that?  Curtain?  Nothing?  Blinds?

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My least favorite thing about this house is that the laundry room is basically not a room.  I hate this, but I’ll try and do the best with what I got!  With four kids I dream of a big laundry room wtih lots of storage and washing supplies and place to hang clothes and store clothes etc.  🙂  Oh well!  At least the rooms I spend the most time in during the day (kitchen & laundry) are basically the same room!!!  I’m thinking about putting a curtain there and not doors.  What are your thoughts?  Maybe with some hooks on the side to pull them over while I’m using the machines.  Thoughts?

That’s the pantry to the left.  I had thought about taking that door off, but am pretty sure I’m going to leave it.

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There’s that window again.  Gosh I wish it was bigger!  Also that little cabinet to the right of the window will be taken off and we’ll put shelves up.  Maybe 3 or 4 of them.

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This is the major change that was done.  We took down the arch and it goes straight to ceiling now.  I love it. We lowered the bar and moved it in closer to the kitchen so we can make a bar area.

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We added a chair rail here.  I’ll show you soon!  And when I say “we” I really  mean Grandpa Ivey!!!

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Here are my super sweet kids being good at the moment watching the work go on!

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