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Open Layout Dining Room and Kitchen – Budget Friendly

Posted on October 10, 2014 by KylieMawdsley

Our Open Layout Dining Room

This is an older blog post but has been updated! 

Our dining room is like a revolving door of colour and furnishings.

You are now entering the madness…

When we bought our home (3 years ago) it had a ridonculous layout with a ridonculous wall between the kitchen and dining room with a pass-thru in the middle – great for puppet shows but that was about it.

dining room before the wall is removed

This is what it looked like when we first saw it. And yes, that is probably the smallest picture that has ever been hung on a large wall – WHO WERE THESE PEOPLE!

The idea was fine, but the function was terrible. Once we moved in, we put a larger table on the kitchen side of things and never used the dining room.

So, after a bottle of wine (or 2) and some sweet talk ‘we’ decided that it was time for the wall to go.

wall coming down

Of course, you know that Tim just loooves doing this kind of stuff…ya right – I lent him my tools.

dining room before the wall is removed

And now, the grand reveal!

Feature wall in Benjamin Moore Tawny Rose, Gentle Cream, open layout dining and family room. Kylie M INteriors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. ARtez photography

Benjamin Moore Tawny Rose feature accent wall,leather couch, artwork. Kylie M E-designs

I was in the mood for something warm when I painted the end wall Tawny Rose by Benjamin Moore. It’s been there for about 6 months and is still going strong – IT’S A CHRISTMAS MIRACLE!

By removing the wall (which really wasn’t that hard – says me, who didn’t have to do it) we were able to create an open layout kitchen, dining and sitting area with an open office space – yahoo!

Black painted wine cabinets, kids art gallery wall. Benjamin Moore Gentle Cream. Kylie M Interiors

Here’s another before photo, looking from the dining room to the kitchen…

oak kitchen before

And after…

Oak cabinets painted Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray with MIneral Jet formica countertops. Vinyl tile flooring

Read more: A $3500 Kitchen Update with Oak Cabinets

Paint oak cabinets, Benjamin Moore Chelsea Gray with Mineral Jet countertop, OPen layout kitchen and dining. Kylie M Interiors Edesign, online paint colour consulting. Artez photography

Professional photos by Artez Photography.

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    1. Thank you Susan! i’d love to tell you about a secret place to get fabulous couches for free, but unfortunately it was just a guy online selling it for a great deal! If you’re looking for something just let me know and I’d be happy to keep my eyes open for you as I’m always online looking for good deals 😉

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