Here is the next room. The dining room. It has a pass through from the kitchen to the dining room. It has the original butler pantry cabinet that we restored back into its original spot. There was evidence of it being closed off where you had to pass through a door from the kitchen into the butler’s pantry. There was a sink and the cabinet, and then you also had to pass through another door to enter the dining room. Now, it is open.
Realtor walk through pics:
I didn’t realize the importance of taking good pictures back then. The dining room was mint green with a border. The fireplace was odd. I never thought it fit in a formal room. We eventually switched it with another one. We put this one in Alex’s room and moved the more ornate one into the dining room.
Here are some pictures of how it was for a while in the interim until we refinished the floors and completed all the exterior work. In between working on these rooms, we also redid the two other houses on either side of us. Each of them came up for sale and we bought them for a good price. We took a break on our house and spent 9 months each on those two houses, then coming back to ours. For pictures of those remodel you can click on the tag 94 Bungalow and 1808 Bungalow.
The floor was really bad and we had it covered with a rug for most of our years here. Then, I refinished all the floors and it came out beautiful!
Here are the after pictures. This room was easy. We painted. We caulked the wainscoting and repainted it. We refinished the floors and painted a new color. Then switched out the fireplace for another one in the house:
Thanks for looking! The next room will be the living room.