All of the drywall and electrical work is finished in the breakfast room and pantry, and they actually look like real rooms now! So I thought it would be a good time check out the progress and see how far this room has come. The floor is a mess, and I’ve only gotten the walls in the pantry primed, but let’s take a look!
The room originally felt really disjointed and disconnected from the house, with the small step down into the room, the dark, old carpet, and the stained plywood ceiling.
Now, even in its unfinished state, it feel much more open and bright, and it flows much better with the rest of the house.
It originally had a wall that separated it from the kitchen, with two awkward doorways into the kitchen.
That wall was taken down during the kitchen remodel, and I added a kitchen peninsula that now separates the two rooms. Of course, for now I have plastic up to try to control the dust, but the rooms are very open to each other now.
This is the doorway into the garage.
It’s still there, but it no longer feels front-and-center on that wall.
And then looking towards the back of the room, you can see the original awkwardly sloped ceiling.
That ceiling is now completely contained inside the walk-in pantry, and instead of being awkwardly sloped, it’s now just an angled ceiling. It’s not really visible in these pictures, but I actually love the way it looks now. The angled ceiling looks intentional, like a planned design feature, whereas the sloped ceiling looked like a DIY project gone wrong.
The wall with the garage door always bothered me because that door was just right smack dab in the middle of that long 22-foot wall, just floating there as the centerpiece and focal point of that wall.
Now that the new pantry wall is there, the door is offset on the breakfast room wall. Being in the corner of the room will let other things take front-and-center position on that breakfast room wall.
And then on the opposite side of the room from the garage door, and more towards the back of the room, there used to be a door that led into the sunroom.
That door is now gone, and it’s a solid wall with plenty of room for pantry storage. And that wall is where my freezer will go.
And this is the opposite wall inside the pantry…
I have all of my electrical wiring hooked up, but I don’t have any actual lights installed in the pantry yet. I’m waiting until I paint the ceiling before I install lights. So I’m still relying on my shop light for early morning and evening light in there.
This room already looks completely transformed to me. I have a feeling this will be my favorite room when all is said and done.
My breakfast room is finished! Click here to see how it turned out, as well as all of the DIY projects that went into this room…