The same wall viewed from inside the house is the dining room wall next to the kitchen destined to be removed in some way during the renovation.
Even before the contract with the contractor was signed Charlie and I began to carefully take down and label the tongue and groove paneling that goes to judge’s rail height on the bottom of the dining room walls.
After carefully measuring (which in the long run meant nothing) we removed only those pieces that would be unnecessary once the wall was removed.
There are lots of parts to an exterior wall: the framing, the insulation, the drywall/paneling (on the inside), sheathing, tarpaper/Tyvek, and siding (on the outside).
We saved removing the outside sheathing layer until just before the carpenters were ready to remove the wall.
Then the framers came and removed the wall and studs (a temporary support wall was built in the dining room).
Once the opening was created the carpenters added a half-wall that will back up to the peninsula cabinets in the kitchen.
The house seems so much bigger and spacious with these large openings between the rooms.
Have you made any changes lately?