The have been some big, big changes around here. In fact – they are huge! We’ve already dropped a few hints and if you follow us on Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, we couldn’t help already sharing a few sneaky previews.
Remember our kitchen?
Remember our dining room?
Notice a difference?
Yep, the big wall that supports half of the house has gone! We still can’t quite believe it.
Every time we enter the room we’re not expecting it to be any different and then jump and realise that the wall has gone. It feels so much bigger! Yep, I know it IS bigger, but it still feels so much bigger than the sum of the two previous rooms.
We first shared our plans for removing the wall with you in March, but we’d been planning to do ever since moving in, so it’s still a really surreal feeling for it to have been finally removed.
The new steel beam is humongous! At around 300 kg I couldn’t help feeling really sorry for the poor guys (including Jan) lifting it into place, but let’s face it – I would have been absolutely useless!
There’s obviously still a lot of finishing off to do, but we’re already so happy with the result. We really didn’t use the dining room as much as we should, but we’ve already noticed that we’re spending much more time at the back of the house.
We’ll be sharing more details on the process as well as a cost breakdown and some of the nitty-gritty details and plans for the room next week.
For now though, there is a lot more cleaning to do. I have never seen so much dust in my life – it’s everywhere! Even the upstairs bedrooms are covered in it.
Have you knocked down any walls in your home? Do you prefer open plan living like us, or would you prefer to keep your rooms separate?