Monday, November 25, 2013

Before and after photos of the family room.........

Finally giving you an update on the family room.  What a difference is all I can say.   This is the before photo:
 After:
Before

 After:

Before:
After:
So what we have done:

Painted the ceiling white and the wood paneling cream.  Added trim (baseboard) and painted that white.  Put in a carpet over the 1974 hardwood floor. 

Added wall lights.  Replaced the iron railings with a drywall half wall, and topped it with stained pine.  All the electrical has been updated with new fittings, and new sockets have been added to the half wall.  We moved the computer and it makes the room seem bigger.

We have taken the sofa from the living room and put the green sofa down in the new basement.  When the house goes up for sale we will also put the matching green chair down there as well.

This was not a cheap reno, but really cheap compared to doing the attic or the new basement.  However the difference it has made was well worth the expense.

10 comments:

Evelyn said...

beautiful Gill! great job!

boopnut said...

I think the walls make the biggest difference! A few years back we had the paneling in the dining room painted (that's all I could afford) and does it lighten up a room! Like the carpeting, but then, I liked your hardwood floors too.
Hugs,
Deb

Jane and Chris said...

Gill,the room looks much bigger!
Jane x

Cindy@NorthofWiarton said...

Bright, warm and inviting all at the same time. Good job on so much hard work.

angela said...

Looks lovely, I love the space in front go the fire with the comfy chairs. Perfect for reading or just talking.

anexactinglife.com said...

It looks more open and contemporary - very nice! Yet still cozy. And the half-walls would feel so much safer for children.

Rose said...

I would find it hard to leave this place. I love what you have did with this room...bet that carpet feels warmer than the wood. It all really looks wonderful.

Tania @ Out Back said...

Looks great Gill! I can see why you like the improvements, nice, light and airy feel to the room now :)

x

Country Gal said...

Looks amazing so much cozier ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good week !

megan blogs said...

You've been busy, i see. The renos look great!