After 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.
I 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.
Refriderator was on the wall where the stove is now located. Counters & sink location remain the same however we raised the height.
Removing 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
Removing bookshelves on each side of white-washed brick fireplace w/arched opening.
Raised entry way removed. Extending stairway steps to meet flush level first floor.
Shoring up the second floor by jackhammering into the foundation and then digging horizontally under foundation where feet of concrete was poured.
On 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.
Support frame until extended wall is built.