I am a big fan of the open concept – unfortunately my house was built 35 years ago – before that was the style.
We have done or had done a few things that have dramatically opened up our main living areas including the living room, dining room and now the kitchen.
Before we even moved in – we took out a partial wall that leads to our front door from the living room. This was of course, before I started blogging – so no before pictures. This is the best I could do with the computer programs I have…
It really did open up the space. That was done 8 years ago and I still love it. We left as much of the wall in because there are light switches near the front door and this was a relatively easy fix that didn’t require any electrical work. There is still a distinct entry way but it feels and looks more spacious. Now people don’t have to travel down a dark hallway before entering our home!