Dining Room #1: addition / remodel: BEFORE

Blog entry by JeffS posted 02-01-2010 08:24 PM 3183 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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I just discovered this site, via lumberjocks. I have been working on our massive dining room project for over a year now! Here’s the history:

My wife and I inherited an antique dining room set from her grandparents, but we did not yet have a dining room. When we bought the house, we had plans for turning the front living room into a dining room, as we also had another room serving as a family room elsewhere in the house. So, time to get cranking on the dining room project!

As you can see, it is a ranch house with a 5’ x 20’ recessed front porch. The front door opening right into the front living room.



The plan: close in the front porch, thereby adopting the extra 100 sq ft for interior space, and split the old living room in 2, making a dining room and new foyer.

Of course, I had to start this in the middle of winter. Always need new challenges :-)

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posted 02-11-2010 05:26 PM

This is going to be a great blog.


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