The large project next up is the kitchen remodel. While we are meeting with various cabinet and counter top companies we decided to reconfigure the entrance.
There are many things we want to change with the original configuration.
One surprise was finding lathe under the interior walls plaster. This made the job a lot dustier and created a lot more debris. We no longer felt that we could dispose of everything weekly and picked out a Bagster to get rid of everything in one swoop.
Since the hardwood flooring did not flow under the partition wall we decided to pull it up and switch to slate tile. There is some sadness to be felt from removing the hardwood but the tile will be a good fit for the spot and the reclaimed flooring will be reused in other places in the house.
The new configuration has no doors and makes entering the house a lot easier.