The dining room shows off some of the bigger changes in the house. A structural wall was taken out between the kitchen/dining area and the recreation room. A large supporting beam was put in and a large room was formed, joining the kitchen, dining, recreation and lounge room together.
If you’ve followed this blog for a while you’d know that we had a beautiful pressed ‘tin’ wall in the dining room. I say ‘tin’ because this was actually some kind of plastic, not actually tin. What you may not know is that we also had a feature air-conditioning duct in the top right of that wall. Larger than an average size painting, this thing was an eyesore and a conduit for the entry of mosquitos to our home. The mosquitos were breeding in the corroded water pipes but that is a story for another time.
While the previous owners (who had renovated the house back in the early 1970s & had owned the home since then) had left us with a few replacement tiles, there wasn’t enough to cover the hole that removing the air conditioning duct would leave. The duct had to go as not only did it bring in the mosquitos, it also bought in cold air in winter and hot air in summer - a heating and cooling nightmare. The air conditioner was removed (we have split systems) and the hole blocked up. What remains is now a white wall with no mosquitos!
We are so happy with how open the room is now. It has much more light than before and is just beautiful. A happy place to be. A place where we can gather and enjoy each other's company at the beginning and end of each day.
Summary of Changes
Remove air conditioning duct
Remove pressed ‘tin’
Remove carpet and replace with tiles
Sand back stickiness and repaint
Add new light fitting
New dining table and chairs
Builder - Ebert Constructions
Tiles - Taps Tubs Tiles
Blinds - Bunnings
Light Fitting - Bunnings
Table - Mark Tuckey
Chairs - Kmart
Aboriginal Art Painting - Judy Watson Napangardi