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Column Dilemma - how to solve?

Kate Day
last month

Hi everyone,

We move into our new house next month and are trying to make a few updates before then. One of the biggest problem areas for us is this archway with half columns between the living room and the sunroom. It’s very craftsman style, which is great - but we’re hoping to leave a little more modern.

We thought we would just close in the wall so that the column was included into the wall, but think it would block a lot of natural light coming into the living room (which is already pretty dark).

Does anyone have any thoughts?

If we take the columns out completely (they’re not structural), we’re unsure if there is hardwood underneath the wall, which opens a whole other can of worms!

Thanks in advance for your opinions!

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