Fast forward to a couple days after the wood floors went in. I had just climbed into bed and was already half asleep when my husband hesitantly starts a conversation.
"I probably shouldn't even bring this up...", he begins.
"Oh no, what is it?", I answer
"Do you think maybe we should remove the half wall?", he asks.
"Of course I do! Are you kidding me?..."
I was thrilled that every single one of you who responded to my dilemma agreed that removing the wall was the right thing to do! Thank you for your honest opinions by the way! When I checked with my contractor, he assured me it wouldn't be a huge project but commented that removing the wall would have been cheaper before the floors went in...obviously. By some miracle, my husband agreed to the extra expense and before long, we had the guys in there tearing it down!
No turning back now...
And now the kitchen/family room area is opened up.
I think I will have so many more options for furniture placement now!
(The flooring guys are coming next week to fix the floor boards.)
Yeah, I am glad we did it!
Here is a quick Before and After!
So, I think my husband is beginning to trust my design decisions. He agreed that removing the wall was the right thing to do but admitted that he really couldn't envision how it would look until the floors actually went in. I totally understand because before the wood floors, the family room had carpet and the kitchen had tile. The wall made sense then. Oh well, at least we did this BEFORE the floors were stained!
I am hoping that was the only afterthought
we will end up having with this renovation!
Have you ever had any project afterthoughts that cost you extra money?