For those of you in the Bloomington or Spencer Indiana areas, I thought I would revisit some of my past projects through a series of before and after articles. It’s always fun to see how different things are after a project is finished. Photos only begin to tell the story.
A couple years ago, I opened up the wall for this client between their dining room and kitchen. This is a very common project that people consider. I’d say that they often overestimate how much it costs to remove a wall. It’s probably the most dramatic change you can make for the dollars you spend.
This particular project did not involve a load-bearing wall, making it simpler to deal with. However, a load-bearing wall isn’t as problematic as you might think most of the time. I removed the wall and had a large wood countertop installed to act as a serving bar. A countertop like this isn’t cheap. If price is a concern we could just use painted trim or perhaps a laminate counter. There are many options to consider.
There are many places where opening a wall or removing it altogether might make a dramatic change in how you use your home. If you’d like to discuss some ideas, let me know here.
(Read more about this project at this post).