So the first thing we did was take the half wall out. Sorry I don't have a better picture but I guess I just never took a picture of it. The wall was between the living room and dining room. I always felt like it made the room look smaller. Your eye stopped at the wall, so we had it taken out. Love it!
It will really make a bigger difference when we get the hardwood floors done and your eye doesn't break at the carpet. The next thing we did was move the laundry room out to the garage. Since our kitchen is in the middle of the house there is no way to make it larger without taking in the laundry room. So that's what I did.
This is what the old laundry room looked like. It is
now called the butler's pantry.
After we did that the door needed to come out and make an arch to open the room up and make it look a part of the kitchen.
So that was the beginning. I will post some more later but right now I need to go hide Easter eggs.