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i know i said we were going to have hardwood floors down by now... but we decided - after careful contemplation - if we wanted to do it the "right" way, we'd need to do one more thing on our list first... tear down & rebuild the wall in the entryway.
a little history on our house... back in the day it was a smaller house with a little general store attached (which i think is kind of cool). one of the previous owners turned the side that was once the general store into an efficiency apartment to rent out. when we bought the house it was separated into 2 living spaces. So when you opened the front door, you were immediately greeted by a wall (right in your face) - with a door to your left & a door to your right. it was horrible & awkward & really difficult to maneuver if we were carrying bags into the house (or even if more than 1 person wanted to come into the house at a time). *sighs with frustration*
but we have vision :D all along we've been planning to push the wall back a few feet to open up our layout & create more space... & we're finally to the point where we get to do that! i'm super excited. you can check out the changes in the picture above.
ps. yes we realize this also means we'll be renovating the bathroom behind the wall (eventually). it's a good thing we have this really nice other one to use in the meantime ;D