One of my favorite things is seeing a space stripped down to the studs.  I instantly start visualizing exactly how the space will look when it's put back together. I have noticed that there are two kinds of people when it comes to space and design: some have an exact idea of how something will look and can easily visualize the changes.  The second group have a harder time needing a lot of pictures, drawings, and other examples to really see the vision. I would definitely characterize myself as the former.  It's a great skill in some ways, but I've had to learn how to extrapolate and explain what's in my mind so it can click to the person I'm explaining it to.  That is another reason I'm really excited to take some drafting and CAD classes.  I think it will really seal the deal when explaining some of my ideas.  What do you think?  Which type of person are you?

View from Living in Room into what became the Master Bedroom and Closet

View from Living in Room into what became the Master Bedroom and Closet

Here you can see the brick chimney chase that was running through the middle of my house.  Part of this area eventually became the new Stairway.

Here you can see the brick chimney chase that was running through the middle of my house.  Part of this area eventually became the new Stairway.

The Upstairs Bathroom- part of it was used for my Master Shower and Water closet, the other part for the Half Bath 

The Upstairs Bathroom- part of it was used for my Master Shower and Water closet, the other part for the Half Bath 

Wall removed to open up the Kitchen to the Dining Area

Wall removed to open up the Kitchen to the Dining Area

Kitchen area

Kitchen area

One of the most significant changes, moving the Stairway from the back of the house to the front

One of the most significant changes, moving the Stairway from the back of the house to the front

Watch Your Step!

Watch Your Step!

Basement

Basement

Basement

Basement