Well i don't have any "before" pictures readily available. what we did is widen the original pass through from living room to diningroom and added columns. it was just a 60" wide doorway. and i added all the wainscoting myself, as well as the electrical. we added carpet in the living room and had the hardwood redone in the dining room. the fireplace used to be boxed in to the ceiling and covered with plaster. we tore everything out to expose the original fireplace. now we just need to decide what to do with it.