We removed 4 walls and opened up the kitchen to allow unobstructed window views. The house was very dark and the kitchen unusable. The drop down living room floor was raised. Laminate flooring runs throughout. We love the changes but are unsure about paint color and mill work. the counters are sage colored. Our cabinets do not pop the way we have it now and we think maybe curtains might help with sound. Just not sure what colors.