Then we removed the wood paneled walls, dropped ceiling, light fixture, door frame and floors. Revealing THIS:
Even after these huge changes, we decided there wasn't enough light. We decided to replace the old door and window with a sliding glass door and feature window. Here's a close-up of the old door:
|U-G-L-Y you ain't got no alibi|
And here's a close-up of the new door:
The top horizontal section is actually a completely separate component but it looks like one piece. Good job designing, Yankee:
And here's the light filtering through during a beautiful sunset. Sigh, I'm in love!