Saturday, May 7, 2011

I need your remodeling opinions!

A little over a month ago we put our 866 sq ft starter house on the market. We had 3 showings scheduled - one was a no show, one said cute house but too small but all of them said the price was too high. We bought when the market was higher 7 years ago and know we can't move down on the price as much as they want us to so we've been doing a lot of praying and both my husband and I have gotten some answers, basically that we need to be content with God's plan, it's His timing, not ours. So... this leads me to something we've been thinking about for awhile. We were in a house awhile ago that had a very similar sized kitchen and living room as ours and they had recently cut a hole/pass through in the kitchen wall into the living room and both my husband and I really liked how it opened up the two rooms to each other.

Now we haven't checked to see if it's structural or mechanically possible yet but we're thinking about cutting a large hole in the wall or taking it out all together. Right now the lonely fridge has it's home on the wall. (It was doggie dinner time) If we took the whole wall out it would be up to the end of the white wall - that's where the hallway starts so it's not a huge section but enough that we're thinking it would really open the rooms up.

So we're thinking the fridge can make it's home in the eating area... since that's the only other wall in the kitchen!

This is the other side of the wall in the living room. Ah my bare room, since the house is off the market now I'll be getting some of my collections and things back out. My shelves and walls are just too bare. And the rest of our couch is in the basement!

This is all there is of the living room... yep, that's it. We're thinking if we took the carpet up and it was all one big room our table could go by the big windows.

What do you think?


  1. If it works structurally etc, DO IT! :D You should check out Her house is open like yours would be, and I LOOOOOOVE it!!

  2. Oh I checked out her blog, LOVE it!!! Thank you so much for leaving comments, lets me know that someone is enjoying my sporadic thoughts and posts!