In fact, the couple's proudest DIY, as they tell Apartment Therapy in this House Tour, is the openness they were able to achieve by removing the walls and doorways between kitchen/dining and living room. "We were able to change the flow of the house while leaving structure in place and avoiding costly/labor intensive changes to the floors and ceilings," they say. They may not be crazy about the popcorn ceiling and the tile floor, but because "it is so characteristic of the age and style of architecture [in Austin]" they "choose to focus on other details instead." We love the spirit behind that!
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