When I get back this wall will be gone! It will be a huge 12 foot opening. Originally we wanted to removed the entire wall but it is the only load bearing wall running east to west in our house. We had an engineer out to look at it and quickly realized it was WAY more than we wanted to take on ourselves.
We hired a framing crew to remove the walls but Austin will finish them out himself with beams and columns. We had a beam in our McKinney house. Mike, my father in-law, designed it for us on a napkin at dinner one night. He then came back and helped Austin build it.
Don't you love them! It was my favorite thing about our home. I hated to leave those beams. They were beautiful. I know Austin will be able to build something new and fun and I can't wait to see the project unfold.
These pictures were from our McKinney home. My talented friend Christen at Blue J helped us stage our home before we listed it. She has an eye for design, sings like an angel and is the very best hostess! Her instagram, @blue_j_home, is full of beautiful pictures of her own home and is my favorite place to find inspiration.