Original condition of space when Ugly Duckling started. Two guys before us worked all day to remove a small amount of drywall - then left and never came back!
Original space from dining room looking into kitchen
Original space from living room looking into kitchen
Original switches which will have to move as this wall will disappear
Dining room doorway header which will be removed and replaced
Kitchen door header which will be removed and replaced
Kitchen side switch box (back-to-back with living room switch box)
Complicated electrical situation due to: 1) aluminum wiring needing upgrading; 2) switch and receptacles needing to be separated to different circuits; and 3) repurposing removed wall heater circuit to add more receptacles.
BEFORE - Position where existing switches will be moved
AFTER - hard to believe it all fit!
Drywall demo and switch move completed
Electrical rough in completed
Big changes! Final wall layout completed with 15 foot header installed