We recently downsized and moved from TN to OR.
Cramming into a tiny 1460sf home has been a challenge to say the least.
This little 1950s rancher had a big, ugly fireplace in it that took up a 12' span on a much needed wall. There was no room for furniture to be place that would seat more than three people.
We decided to take it out and are currently in the midst of this project.
I can hardly wait to go furniture shopping.
Will it affect my homes value ? I really don't care. What I DO care about is that now when friends and family come to visit we will all have a place to sit, watch movies and relax.
The fireplace was in poor condition. Quite scary once we tore into it. It had failed mortar, no NO liner in the concrete block chimney and there were visible signs of heat and or fire creeping through those cracks.
I'm glad it's gone. Good riddance. I'm not going to live in a home that's dedicated to what a potential buyer may want. It's not their home, it's mine.