Family Room Before & After
I am sharing with you the before and after photos of my family room, with stunning results!
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 opened the space up and 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.
Eww yuck. Such an outdated room!
The white built-in bookshelves add so much to this room.It helps to keep the room organized.
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 dramatic beautiful after picture.
We had the stairs redone and rounded them out.
The dresser I completely made-over is there on the right.
Previous owner’s sad looking 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 much coastal charm!
So one more look in case you missed it (although I’m sure this is nothing to miss).
Amazing what some paint paint, flooring, and bookshelves can do to one space.
Gorgeous remodel! It looks like it was a lot of work but well worth it!
How interesting that you have two fireplaces next to each other! Do you use both?
I know, it is a bit strange but it’s only because we took down the wall in between the two rooms. The fireplace on the left (living room) currently doesn’t work. The one in the family room we replaced to a gas fireplace that we love. It heats both rooms.
Thanks for stopping by 😉
This is gorgeous! Our family room is the same…the kids own the space, even though they have their own space downstairs…oh well! 🙂 I love your built-ins. Such wonderful storage space. BRAVO!
I know, right? Thanks so much.
Looks wonderful! Everything is fresh, clean and organized!
Thanks so much 😉
This is so beautiful! What an amazing job you all did! I absolutely love the dark floors and the light walls. 🙂
~Meaghan from DIYfaerie
Thanks so much, Meaghan.
Amazing and I feel your pain! My hubby called our house a crack house before we renovated it – yes, it was that scary!
OMG, Kelly, haha. That’s amazing because you’re house is gorgeous.
What kind of floors are these???? Absolutely love them!
Thanks Carlene! Check out my house tour for the name of the hardwood floors: https://somuchbetterwithage.com/house-tour/
Absolutely gorgeous “after”!! Your home looks so light, bright and welcoming, Jamie!
Your transformation looks amazing! You would never know that it’s the same fireplace. The space is gorgeous!!
Thanks Megan 😉
This looks great! White paint is a miracle worker. Love your built-ins, too. So functional and cute! Visiting you from the Be.You.Tiful link party.
Thanks so much 😉
I love how light and bright an airy it is now! Beautiful job, Jamie!
Thanks so much, Tamara 😉
Beautiful room, so calm and peaceful looking. Well done!
Awww, thanks Camille. Hugs, Jamie
I know im late (years) to this post but is there one about the bookshelves themselves ? did you buy or build them ? they’s just so perfect for the space 🙂
I don’t have a separate post on the bookshelves from my previous house. I had them custom built for the space.