Comments on: The Treehouse: Open Floorplan http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/ The Intersection of Design & Motherhood Sat, 15 Mar 2014 10:15:29 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 By: SconeLady http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-780298 SconeLady Fri, 15 Nov 2013 18:11:08 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-780298 Fabulous plans! We began watching your blog space when you moved to France, and your progress is brilliant to watch. The SconeLady is definitely a fan.

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By: Naomi http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-772720 Naomi Sat, 02 Nov 2013 22:54:32 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-772720 We love open floorplans, too. I’m glad you found a good place for the Halloween plates, though- they are truly adorable.

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-772407 Erin Sat, 02 Nov 2013 06:07:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-772407 Wow! Just wow! That wall of windows is incredible. I wouldn’t cover those at all. It really does look like your family lives up high in a magical tree house! I would love working in a kitchen with that warm cozy view of your family room and dining room.

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By: Lisa http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-772250 Lisa Sat, 02 Nov 2013 00:50:13 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-772250 Apparently I like
To ask dumb questions so here goes… If the wall is not a supporting wall why keep
The pillar?

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By: Audrey - This Little Street http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-772169 Audrey - This Little Street Fri, 01 Nov 2013 22:30:35 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-772169 love the space so much more now that you took that wall down – looks great! can’t wait to see the rest of the changes!

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By: kalani http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771951 kalani Fri, 01 Nov 2013 15:57:48 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771951 I’m so happy for you!
When we were house hunting last year there was so many times when I’d walk into a space & just know a wall needed to come down! We wound up with a 1908 craftsman & we tore out a non permitted bathroom that was disgusting & opened up the wall between the kitchen & dining room. It does make such a difference! The kitchen was small, dark & closed off & now it is just the opposite. I do wish we had a laundry room that was seperate. I think yours will turn ouy great. I’m loving your ideas!

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By: Yvonne http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771330 Yvonne Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:02:40 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771330 Last year we took the wall out between our dining room and kitchen and opened it all up plus remodeled the kitchen with new cabinets/granite/appliances- LOVE IT! So much more modern, bright, community encouraging….

Isn’t it funny to think about the ways houses were built for people’s lives long ago and how differently (and similarly too) we live now?

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By: Jessica http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771325 Jessica Thu, 31 Oct 2013 21:51:28 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771325 We just took down a wall too! There was a wall the separated 2 living room spaces with closet space. But it was a lot of space eaten up by unnecessary closets and I much preferred an open floor plan.
Wall came down & its better than ever. The living room feels spacious and open! Plus there’s more light in the first living room. Best decision ever!
Good luck – looks really good!

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By: sarah http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771260 sarah Thu, 31 Oct 2013 20:33:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771260 i’m completely in love with your space, and so excited to see the projects that you’re taking on. we have a very different sort of house (midwestern colonial built in ’62), but did something very similar. when we moved in the spaces were all separate–there was a living room, family room, hearth room, dining room, and kitchen that were all individual rooms with walls and doors. the kitchen and dining room were adjacent, and right in the middle of the house. we took the wall down between them (load-bearing, so a beam was needed), and opened a doorway up between the dining room area and the family room. immediately we had lovely light that flowed through from the front of the house (dining room) to the back (kitchen), and the flow improved dramatically. eventually we redid the kitchen, and as a family who spends the majority of their time in the kitchen/dining room and family room, we’ve made our house work that much better for us :) it looks like your house is now becoming so much more of a home for you all!

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By: heather http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771220 heather Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:54:23 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771220 Saw your note about possibly taking out upper cabinets… I’m living in a house now that came with virtually no upper cabinets, and while it makes for a nice modern, open space, it is very challenging to find good places to stash all the stuff! We’re going to change all our lowers to drawers so that they’re easier to reach into for stuff instead of digging around on your knees reaching into the back of cabinets, but we also had to put in a pantry at one end of the kitchen since it’s pretty hard to tell which can of soup is which when just looking at them from the top. You need some storage at eye level for some practical purposes. Eventually we want to re-do everything too, but kitchen remodels are time consuming and expensive! Good luck with yours!

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By: Robin http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771145 Robin Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:53:22 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771145 Fantastic changes! It IS amazing what tearing down walls can do.

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By: Steph http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771122 Steph Thu, 31 Oct 2013 18:33:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771122 Looks good! I can see the finished results in my mind and it’s FABULOUS! : ) Seriously, it’s going to be beautiful! Keep up the good work!

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By: juliagblair http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771033 juliagblair Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:36:45 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771033 SOOOOOO IMPRESSED!
Walls are falling
Birds are calling
We are here to stay!

Love you all!
Gr B

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By: juliagblair http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771032 juliagblair Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:35:18 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771032 SOOOO impressed! Walls are falling, falling, falling/

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By: Amy3 http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771031 Amy3 Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:30:02 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771031 I’ve never done anything similar to this, but I can see how even that small change makes a big difference in your house. I love the openness you created by removing the wall!

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By: Erin http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771025 Erin Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:19:26 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771025 In our previous house, which was a little bungalow, we took down two walls. One was load bearing so we had to create support in the ceiling. What felt like a tiny home soon became much more fun and functional with all the open spaces.

I love that you have dove right into renovations! It’s fun to see and inspires me to make some changes in our current home.

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By: Amy http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771023 Amy Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:17:43 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771023 wow. what a difference. that wall needed to come down. it’ll be great with a big fantastic island where the folding table is now. definitely the right decision. definitely

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By: colsen@live.com http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771015 colsen@live.com Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:59:09 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771015 Wow! I don’t even live there and I feel like the room can breath now. I like it so much better! The windows on the opposite side are fantastic. Awesome job.

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By: Jess. http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771014 Jess. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:55:25 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771014 Also, those paper plate cameos? Killing me! Just so, so clever.

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By: Jess. http://www.designmom.com/2013/10/the-treehouse-open-floorplan/comment-page-1/#comment-771013 Jess. Thu, 31 Oct 2013 14:54:30 +0000 http://www.designmom.com/?p=41648#comment-771013 When we were first married, we lived in a tomb, basically. When I go back to that neighborhood, I can still feel how miserable I was there. I’m glad for you & your family that the wall is down and the happiness is getting back up! xox

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