This weekend my husband and I did something that many would consider irresponsible, reckless, and just a little crazy.  We took some walls out of our house.  On whim.  With no solid plan in place.  That’s just more or less how we roll.  We’ve been talking about removing both of our entry closets since the day we bought our house.  On Sunday, my husband grabbed a sledge hammer and decided the talking was over.  We’re doing this.  It won’t be fast, and we’ll be doing it all ourselves.  My one and only goal is to get something, anything, accomplished with this project every week.  I’m going to keep a strict tally on how much it costs, and I’ll report back every Wednesday.

Without further ado, here is what we started with and where we’re at now.

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This is a panorama from the hallway to the front door.  From left to right, we have the AC door, closet 1 door, and closet 2 door (the one I made into a pocket library).
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As you can see, we don’t’ have much of an entry.  This is looking straight on at closet 2 (pocket library).
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When you open the front door, you walk right into the side of closet 1.  This is the biggest change that I wanted.  I want the front door to open into a visually appealing space.  Not a wall.

Here is what we’ve done so far.

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Closet 1 gone.
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All closet walls gone!

Most people would clear the closets out before they start tearing out walls and they would be right to do so.  That’s my goal for this week.  After I get all the stuff cleared out, I’m going to rip up the carpet, then maybe attempt to break up some of the tile.  I’ll tell you next week what my plans are for the space and some of the materials that I want to use.

Week 1 costs: $0.00

One thought on “My closet removal project: 1

  1. Demo day is both fun and scary. At least it’s cheap, but you can make mistakes in demo that can get very expensive. Looking great so far!

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