My husband and I were on the hunt to find an old house that we could make our own. In early 2009 we found the perfect house. Well, actually, it was anything but perfect. It was a giant mess, but it was in a great location and it had the space we were looking for. So we took the plunge and stared the renovation immediately. The entire house was gutted to make way for new electric and plumbing. Since all the walls had to go, it was a great opportunity to reconfigure the space so that it would work for our family.
Like most families, we spend the majority of our time in the kitchen. We knew we wanted a big, open, casual kitchen. Before the demolition took place, the kitchen was a small room with tile everywhere, even covering the ceiling. There was a small door that lead to a huge dining room with tons of natural light. Working with our architect, we decided it would be best to take out the wall in between the two rooms and switch the areas. Since we’re not formal people, we knew we didn’t want a huge formal dining room. We just wanted a large table to gather around with our family and friends.