Working down the honey do list. Surprising how much you can get done with a big deadline (sunken wood) hanging over your head!
Next item on the list is take down part of the wall between the kitchen and dining area. Per LOML "it blocks the view". She's right, always so down it came. Outside of rerouting a few wires it came down easy.
Here's the before shot
Here's what it looks line with the Sheetrock down.
There was one oddity. There was a triple top plate on the little wall. When I first saw it I figured I had come across a bearing wall in a very unexpected place. On closer inspection I noticed that all that structure, well, wasn't structural! The truss is bearing on the outside wall and the triple plate is connected to, nothing. Maybe the wall studs were too short and the just had to make up a few inches at the top.
More pictures to come. This is just the beginning. This wall removal leads to some new lighting, shiplap on one wall, some ceiling fixtures, and a new wood floor.