Boarded up grand openingAfter the original slider was removed, the 15' X 8' opening was created. Every night the opening had to be boarded up, then taken down in the morning.
Original KitchenI got talked into painting the yellow tile countertops. Terrible design fix as they chipped badly. I don't recommend doing this. Stove in-between the two cabinets & divider wall. Opposite side was original dinning room.
Original Kitchen sink & counterRefriderator was on the wall where the stove is now located. Counters & sink location remain the same however we raised the height.
Bones of dinning room & kitchenRemoving the "keyhole wall to dinning room, the wall between dinning room & kitchen and raising the dropped kitchen ceiling to be equal height with rest of open concept great room & kitchen
View from new dinning roomRaised entry way removed. Extending stairway steps to meet flush level first floor.
Tim working hard for the $Shoring up the second floor by jackhammering into the foundation and then digging horizontally under foundation where feet of concrete was poured.
Exterior shoring up in 2 placesOn each side of the 15' window wall DWC team, again, dug down & under the foundation, pouring more concrete to support the second floor and secure 15 X 8' French slider doors and window wall.