Monday, 20 August 2012

Wall today, gone tomorrow!

Our biggest decision was whether to remove the wall between the kitchen and the living room.  After a year of discussion and my persistent repetitive plea of “Ms. Gorbachev, take down that wall!”, Mia relented and the wall came down.  Chris, our neighbourhood contractor, did a great job saving the crown moulding in the living room and the mantle we left will match the load bearing beam in the kitchen.  It will also hide the duct work we must re-route to maintain heat to the upstairs bedroom.  The alternative was to demo the whole living room ceiling to get a flat transition between the kitchen and living room which would have been messier, more expensive and would have ruined a perfectly good ceiling.  Mia loves the wall down and her fears have been allayed.  The space is lighter and feels more airy. We are selling pieces of the wall to anyone interested in a souvenir of the historic event.

The duct in the middle is still waiting to be moved.

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