Here to give our friends and family who have been asking us for pictures another construction update. Our living room is getting a face lift. You see, we have a very large living room upstairs and a family room where we spend most of our time downstairs. Lots of living space in two different rooms, if you will. When we purchased the house, the casual dining area was connected to the kitchen, but I had hoped to end up in a home with a formal dining area, with the kitchen out of sight. Since I didn't feel like furnishing two large living areas, I decided to split the space upstairs and put my dining room set on one side and the living set on the other. As time went on, I was happy with this choice, but wanted a better way to define the different spaces. What do you think of the 'room divide' I came up with? My goal was to define each space, without enclosing or taking away square footage from any of it.
The set up
|Unfortunately, this is the only picture of the space I found|
Constructing the room divider
|The arch I had built to mark the distinct spaces|
Before and after
|View from 'dining room' before|
|View from dining room after|
I'll be back to address other changes we've made to this room soon! It's been an exciting week of construction, and we're looking forward to what week two produces.