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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

I Knocked Through a Wall--Which Option Should I use to Fix It?

So, when we moved in, there was this little shelf in place:

When we were touring the house with the inspector, I was like "What's this weird hole/shelf here for?" And he was all like, "There used to be these types of phones that you had to plug into the wall. . ." I liked our inspector. He was sarcastic. I might have told that story before on the blog. It's a good story.

Anyway, it existed to set the phone on. Because there was only one phone jack and it was in the living room. That wall is between the kitchen and the living room.

But, it really annoyed me. It's not at eye level. Unless you are between the ages of five and eight. Considering that only three of the six people in our house qualify, I felt it needed to go.

(Also, woah, my kitchen has changed a lot since then!)

Rather than knock it out and fix the drywall, I thought--why not make this hole bigger? So, David and I worked on that.

And we got to this point. It hasn't changed in a while. Because we can't decide if this should have shelves or not have shelves, and if it has shelves what they should look like.

So, I used the magic of Photoshop to approximate what shelves would look like in different configurations.

Option 1 is two high shelves that are even near the top.

Option 2 is three shelves which divide up the space into five parts.

Option 3 is two shelves, one near the top and one near the bottom.

These shelves are the width of the wall, so I'm not actually planning on putting anything on them. Unless I do option 1. I've toyed with the idea of two identical fake plants in that scenario.

So, thoughts? Which one do you like the best? Or, should I just leave the openings plain?
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