Calm down, that is not where we are now but I think it is important to see the process. Yes, there is just like my post about wearing curlers. To get to the state of gorgeous, first comes stages that are less pretty.
The half wall and columns are gone.
The closet is also gone and the trip hazard has been filled in.
Here's a better view of the resolved 'floor just ending.'
Now we move onto the first phase of installation.
The fantastic wide plank hard wood floors are installed. Next comes cabinetry...
Here's a portion of the custom media cabinet...
The family room served as the holding zone until the cabinets were completely installed.
Except for this large one in the front hall. What the heck is that?
Tomorrow I have a guest post by Yelena from House Painting Tutorials on wall stripes. I've used wall stripes many times ~ vertical and horizontal. Sometimes it adds just the right amount of pizazz or texture I'm looking for. Later in the week > more on the great room.