I’ve been dying to show you guys these photos of the dining room, office and den at our fourth flip – the new open floor plan turned out so great!! (If you’re just tuning in now, you can check out finished photos of the kitchen here and the master suite here, and a recap of the entire renovation here.)
When you walk into the house the first thing you see is the dining room, which is a fun balance of chic and cozy thanks to the capiz chandelier and fireplace.
I’m so glad that we ditched the formal living room in favor of turning it into a dining room – and that meant that the old dining room became a home office!
You can see from the photo below what a difference opening up the walls made, and of course removing the old carpet so we could refinish those awesome oak floors.
I think I could get some work done in this office! :)
The two photos below really show what a difference that big opening between the dining room and den made – look at all of that light!!
And creating that opening also let us close up the funky doorways between the office/kitchen and hallway/den. Much better.
All of the sunlight kind of keeps this photo from being all that great . . .
. . . but I just had to show you the new view from the front door! (Yes, that wall really was all up in your grill the second you walked in the door!)
And now onto the den. We had an open house over the weekend and it was awesome to see the house flowing exactly as we had envisioned – there were no weird bottlenecks, and all of the rooms had such a great connection.
I especially love the wider opening between the kitchen and den, which was achieved by moving the washer/dryer to the new laundry room and relegating the water heater to the attic.
Much better than before!!
We chose to keep the paneling instead of replacing it with drywall, and I think the overall look works – I was worried that it would feel a little too traditional or outdated but I think all the modern touches throughout the house give it a nice balance.
Probably the best change that we made overall was replacing that window (above) with a huge glass slider so that the den is now connected to the backyard (instead of just being able to access the yard through the kitchen). The floor plan just didn’t make sense before!!
So there you have it!! Did everything turn out how you thought it would? I’d love to hear what you think!
Scope out all four of our flips here.