Before pictures of the house (and demo)

A lot of people have been wondering what the house looked like before the living/dining renovation, so here are some pictures of what it used to look like! 

Living Room, Before: Look at all those strange walls and nasty carpet.

Living Room, Before: Look at all those strange walls and nasty carpet.

From the other side of the pony wall. Don't mind all the boxes and bags we started moving in when the picture was taken :)

From the other side of the pony wall. Don't mind all the boxes and bags we started moving in when the picture was taken :)

Finding the studs and any live wires. We weren't sure what was behind the walls, so the demo started a bit cautiously...

Finding the studs and any live wires. We weren't sure what was behind the walls, so the demo started a bit cautiously...

Popped off the trim and top ledge...

Popped off the trim and top ledge...

Checking out the electrical...

Checking out the electrical...

Getting our first glimpse of what it would look like without the wall!

Getting our first glimpse of what it would look like without the wall!

And TA-DA!

And TA-DA!

Now with that other strange section of the wall dividing the living room from the hallway taken down.

Now with that other strange section of the wall dividing the living room from the hallway taken down.

Started demo of the built-in shelves

Started demo of the built-in shelves

Lovely.

Lovely.

I think we had it left at this stage for a couple weeks...

I think we had it left at this stage for a couple weeks...

And lived like this for a month or so.

And lived like this for a month or so.

The 4x4 post you see in the last picture (behind the futon) went all the way down into the crawlspace. We had a framing company come to do some other work on the house, so we asked them to take a look at the post and they were able to easily remove it. 

Stay tuned for our next blog post about how we decided on the new flooring material!