This is a reminder of what the diningroom and den area looked like before we started. This is looking from the livingroom. The kitchen is off the left side of the photo.
In progress:This is what it looks like now. Little wall segment on the left will shield the view of the kitchen countertops and dirty dishes. The door to the bathroom is gone. You can see its sheetrock ghost. Light has been relocated to the center of the room. The hardwood floor remains in the livingroom, hidden under the blue tarp, but it and the vinyl flooring have been removed from the diningroom and kitchen and will be replaced with ceramic tile, which gets laid this week.
Swiveling around toward the right is the extended wall between the den and diningroom.And here is the little nook, next to the front door and facing the coat closet. There will be a small bench seat with storage in that space. We purchased the "bench" last week. I think it is quite clever repurposing of a castoff item, but I'm not showing it to you just yet.