December 4, 2009

Let there be light!

The foyer is a bit useless to us.  I know that probably bugs some of you out there, but I just can't think of any real use for the foyer.  We don't have a driveway in or near the front of the house, so it will be a rare occasion if a guest comes to ring the front doorbell and enters into the grand foyer.  I still can't think of how to make the room truly practical...pretty, yes; practical...not so much.

Anyway, all that to say, we livened things up a bit by opening the doorway to the kitchen from about 2 1/2 feet to 5+ feet!  Before, the foyer felt so detached, but I think this'll help.  How exciting!!  

Doorway (view from kitchen) BEFORE

Look like he's done this before?  This was a first!  He did great!

Doorway (view from foyer) DURING

Doorway (view from kitchen) DURING

It lets in so much light and makes the foyer feel more alive, now flowing and connected to the heart of our house - the kitchen.  Suddenly I'm feeling better about that square footage in the front of the house.  :-)

Doorway (view from kitchen) AFTER

Doorway (view from foyer) AFTER

Don't worry, it was not a load-bearing wall
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