So we were like all: Tear down this wall! And they did.
So now we have no middle divider wall, floors, or ceiling to create a completely open concept layout. The demolition was the scariest part of the renovation. One day, everything was there, the next, everything was in the middle of the living room as I thought: OH MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE?! Even when my Mom saw it, she uttered some expletives. But slowly it has been cleaned up.
I'll be getting up close and personal on these bare walls, so stay tuned!