Since our kitchen is pretty darn tiny, about 11x14, we decided that we were going to knock back this wall and make it a built in for our fridge and pull out pantry.... the pantry is probably my favorite part. The wall isn't large enough to hold a fridge and 12" door for a normal pantry (we'll probably have 6"-8" inches) so, through the magical world of Pinterest, I found this and fell in love.
But back to the hole in the wall. The hole actually backs up to the wall in our guest room. Here's the the view...
Eventually, we decided to go for it.
And the demo began.
Then, I was (finally) allowed to channel my inner Jackie Chan and kick down the wood boards through the other room.
|This is EXACTLY how Jackie would have done it|
We tried to salvage as many as the boards
|or just a HUGE lack of wall...|
And THIS is where we finished for the day. Phew!... the wall in ADDITION to everything we did earlier, we accomplished A LOT! ...(again, I use "we" very liberally)...
However, the next day was my birthday (yay! And please don't ask how old I am... I'm old enough to now not answer that question) and my friends got me the BEST. PRESENT. EVER.... a mult-hour brunch with bottomless mimosas.
When I came home 5 hours later, I was so
But if you think that is cool... look at this!!
We will still have to texture the little side wall there on the right (just light orange peel... nothing too crazy), and add molding... and baseboards... and paint... ... ... ok there is still a LOT to do, but the progress is so much fun!!
Have you guys ever knocked down a wall to make a built in or just to increase space in a large room? If so, did they allow you to Jackie Chan kick the wall? Because if they didn't, you didn't get your money's worth...