This was a very difficult reconstruction in that the customer wanted to knock 3 rooms into one large space. The kitchen at the back was small, with a dining room in the middle, and a separate front formal living area. It was a dreadful layout as there were many dividing walls and doors. As you can see, we removed all sheetrock, studs, electrical and the entire ceiling to expose the joists. We installed two sets of double LVL support beams above the ceiling line to make a completely flat ceiling. We added an extra raised section for effect. The result is superb with a beautiful large modern kitchen and island, loads of cabinets for storage, a coffee bar and pantries, and room for a large table. All the flooring was replaced to make a cohesive flow. The customer was extremely delighted!