We were very unhappy with the size of our small living room. On the other side of one wall was a third bedroom.
Since we are empty nesters we decided we didn’t need the third bedroom so we decided to knock out the wall and eliminate it all together.
It seemed pretty straight forward, but once we got into it, we had a mess. There was drywall everywhere. The big problem was how to fix the ceiling and floor where the wall had been. We hadn’t counted on that. So instead of the ten days we thought it would take we were into three months.
We had to repair the drywall on the ceiling and make it look natural. As for the floor, it was a hardwood floor and for some reason it did not continue under the wall. So now we had to find wood to match. We were very tired and very disappointed as we continued through this process.
It was tiring and at times we considered letting a remodeler finish the job, but that wasn’t really feasible since we were already about nine hundred dollars over budget.
We finally pushed through our frustrations and decided to carpet over the hardwood. We also decided to texture paint the ceiling to hide the difference in the drywall. After three months and two thousand dollars over our budget, the job was done.
I have to admit it was worth it. We now have a large open living room that we use every day. Our friends and family love it as do we. Our grandchildren can now play in the same room as the adults which make it all worth it!