Today I am sharing the full main floor reveal with you guys. Looking at the before pictures, I can't believe that I walked into this house and said "I kinda like it" lol..like seriously..was it my pregnancy hormones or I had so much faith in us that I thought I could pull this off?! Well..either way we did it! It turned out exactly how I imagined it. We took out two major walls and converted the main floor into an open concept space for our growing family. The original kitchen was only 8'x9' I believe, complete with the green ugly wall tiles and asbestos floor tiles!..I shared the kitchen details last week, check it out here. I am so glad we were able to move the kitchen and make it so much bigger than it was before. We also converted the (old) kitchen window into a full entrance from the backyard while keeping the side entrance for the basement. We also kept the original doors and the hardware, which are just stunning! I will be sharing some more detail pics in a later post.
Above is the view of our main floor from where the old kitchen would have been..I am still in awe of what we have accomplished..I love this feeling of open space as it allows me to keep an eye on the baby.. plus now she has so much room to crawl around in! I am also glad that we kept the original pocket doors as seen in this post, since it does allow me to close off the living room if needed..because there are days when you do need a bit of privacy so I am glad I have that option.
I've also attached some pictures of the foyer in this post, which only needed a bit of cosmetic makeover, no structural changes were needed there. I do love that you can see right through the house from the front entrance. The stairs were in good shape, little squeaky here and there but very sturdy. They were a bit worn out though, and we tried staining them..but it turns out that the first floor had Oak steps but the second had Pine. The pine did not take the stain very well and it basically looked like we painted them black! So we had to just choose a different paint colour and just paint the stairs all together. Other than repainting and re-staining the stairs, we kept the foyer more or less the same. We did add some extra storage under the stairs, can never have too much storage right!