My home, my castle: Living room renovation - Day 6

Things always take longer than expected, so while I accomplished a lot yesterday and stayed up until 3:00am, I'm not going to get the bamboo floors down by the time my wife and girls return from a long week to Texas. I worked out some technical snafus with the niche that involved taking up some room in the closet, but the problem is solved & the lighting is wired.

The hallway from the living room to the kitchen now lacks the two narrow doorway openings at either end.