My husband came up with the idea to install larger glass doors & windows to “visually” open up a very long & narrow family room that borders our backyard. This meant removing & reconfiguring the cabinets along the outer wall which led to our decision to completely reconfigure the kitchen working within the existing walls.
Soooooooo…………. since we had to get new cabinets we decided to redesign the the entire kitchen which means I got to design the kitchen which, if the vision in my head turns out anything like I hope, my kitchen will become my own personal bakery/cafe.
Meanwhile, the entire downstairs back wall of the house was pretty much removed. The picture at the top shows the “new” wall framing. The 3 larger openings are for the new windows. (I’ll find a before picture eventually…maybe). This shows our family room on the right and the kitchen is on the left and a bunch of “stuff” cluttering up our backyard patio.
The picture below shows a before framing picture. Take note of the temporary “support frame” they had to build to prevent the upstairs from crashing down. There’s all kinds of electrical wires, cable, gas & waste lines exposed. Super exciting, except the part where it was over 100 degrees and for obvious reasons we could not use our air conditioner.