1950's ranch remodel- should we make open floorplan?
I'd finally picked the cabinets and counters for our kitchen remodel. Now, dh thinks we should either take the wall out or make it a half wall so it's open between the kitchen and living room. We have a 1950's ranch with the typical floor plan- walk in the front door into the living room, walk through into the eating area with kitchen to the left, with a big wall dividing the kitchen and living room.
I'd like an open floor plan, but am worried since the house isn't huge like we see in the magazines it will just look cramped. He was thinking of putting an island or bar where the wall is, so I'm also afraid of losing cabinets when we take that wall out.
What do you think? Is it worth it? Has anyone done this and do you have pictures? I've looked online but can't find any for houses that are only 1400 sq feet! Thanks for any advice!