This is where the new staircase will be with two wall openings so that we can see downstairs.
Better view of where the stairs will start
We moved the wall between the kitchen and living room back about 2ft. We had to make more room in the kitchen to fit the island in.
This is a view of the living room(on the right) and dining room (left) from the kitchen. The half wall on the far left is where the stairs will begin.
Now standing in the dining room looking into kitchen
Closer view of the dining room, which seems so huge right now. We are replacing that tiny bedroom window with a bigger one so that it feels more open. I cannot wait to see that faux Restoration Hardware fixture hanging from that ceiling! I think this will be one of the first houses that we live in that will have drywall ceilings and not tile! That is exciting to me!!