Have you ever added on? Sometimes, a few extra square feet can make all the difference!
As part of the plan to make the kitchen a true rectangle shape, we were taking about six square feet out of our back family room, which meant a portion of the wall between the family room and kitchen came down. It wouldn’t be a kitchen renovation without knocking down a wall or two!
Before knocking out the current back wall of the kitchen, we had to build a temporary support structure wall in the middle of the room to support our second floor while the wall along back of the house was knocked out.
Then the back wall of the kitchen came down.
Our contractor built a new outside wall, about two feet further back than the original, to make our kitchen bigger!
The temporary support structure came down once the new permanent back of the house was up.
Our kitchen was bigger, and a huge part of our renovation was complete!
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