Here are a few before and after pictures of our living room and dining room. When I was looking at these I couldn't believe the difference that some paint and opening up a wall will do! I am glad we lived in our house a while before doing this because I wouldn't have thought to open it up had I not lived in it a while first. We are really enjoying the more open floor plan. There are still a few things we have to do and put away. And we are hoping to get a new chair soon because the poor recliner is on its last leg but my dear husband loves it so much!