Crazy enough, I have never shown you before and after photos of my family room. Why you may ask?
Well, the kids play all the time in this room (even though they have a playroom in the basement) so it’s always in complete disarray. Toys are always everywhere and I’d like to have a comfy chair or two in there but we need the open space for the kiddos.
We need a lot of room to dance!
One of the most dramatic transformations in this room is the fireplace but it was actually a temporary fix (going on five years now) because we couldn’t afford what we really wanted to do to it which was have it completely redone!
But I spray painted it and it still seems to be working after all this time.
Let’s take a tour of the whole room, shall we?
Family Room Before and After
We took the wall down between the living room and family room. It made a world of difference to our whole main floor.
If we didn’t take that wall down, you’d only be able to enter the living room from the foyer and then it would never get used.
Now everything is lighter and brighter and of course there is easier access to the living room.
Here is the view of the family room from the living room.
The two heat ducts you see had to go so the two rooms upstairs now have their own electrical heaters.
Here is the opposite view – from in the family room looking at the living rom.
The built-in bookshelves add so much to this room.
The cupboards below hold toys on one side and stereo components on the other.
I just have to say, this before is so ugly!
It just makes for a beautiful after.
We had the stairs redone and rounded them out.
The dresser I completely made-over is there on the right.
Previous owner’s couch.
I added some pop of color to our couch which gave it a beachy feel.
You know how much I love my beachy decor.
So one more look in case you missed it (although I’m sure this is nothing to miss).
Amazing what some paint, flooring, and bookshelves can do to one space.