Goodbye 70’s Panneling

We weren’t totally expecting to start our new kitchen last week, but the workers move quick, so I really should have expected it since the upstairs is winding down.  Last Thursday they started demolishing our current family room/future kitchen. This room was pretty  much our giant storage room.  So many boxes, junk, and even some kitchen stuff that didn’t fit in our current kitchen.  It seriously is a disaster in there.  On Wednesday night they told us to pretty much empty the room out because they were starting Thursday.  I think I assumed they were just measuring, taking some stuff down, maybe starting to take down the paneling, but they full on starting to demo it.

The room had some lovely dark brown 70s paneling and I was so relieved to see what the room looked like without it.   I was shocked at how much bigger the room already looked just because the darkness was gone! So impressed.

I am not sure if I want to admit this but the one thing I will miss here is the beams.  I thought they were really pretty and all they needed was to be painted, but with us knocking down a wall in the future, it didn’t work to keep them.  The room would have looked off balance.  Our contractor also said that aesthetically the ceilings are not tall enough to have beams, and that they make the room look smaller.  He’s usually right so I trusted him and was happy they were knocking them down.

You can see how much the look of the room changed just from taking down the paneling, crazy right? This week they are knocking down the wall that separates our current kitchen from our future kitchen.  No words can describe my excitement for this, and my nerves.  We have a bunch of family coming in this week/ next weekend and I am still trying to figure out the logistics of how this will all work.

Before paneling was removed:DSC_0027DSC_0028DSC_0030DSC_0031After paneling was removed:IMG_4328IMG_4325IMG_4326IMG_4327

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