Family Room Before & After

I am sharing with you the before and after photos of my family room, with stunning results!

The family room with a whitewashed fireplace.

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 & after graphic.

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.

A before shot of the room with walls being taken out.

Now everything is lighter and brighter and of course there is easier access to the living room.

The after shot of the room with the fireplace and wooden floors.

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.

An image from the renovation showing the living room and family room.

Here is the opposite view – from in the family room looking at the living rom.

A shot of the formal living room with neutral colors.

Eww yuck. Such an outdated room!

The fireplace whitewashed.

 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.

Built in white book shelves flanking the fireplace.

I just have to say, this before is so ugly!

It just makes for a dramatic beautiful after picture.

The old yellowish dingy room.

We had the stairs redone and rounded them out.

The dresser I completely made-over is there on the right.

The bright white room with stairs from the kitchen to the dining room.

 Previous owner’s sad looking couch.

A love seat in the dining room.

 I added some pop of color to our couch which gave it a beachy feel.

The new neutral couch with pops of blue.

 You know how much I love my beachy decor. So much coastal charm!

Beachy decor in the family room.

 So one more look in case you missed it (although I’m sure this is nothing to miss).

The fireplace before being painted.

 Amazing what some paint paint, flooring, and bookshelves can do to one space.

the fireplace after being painted white.

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    1. 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 😉
      Hugs, Jamie

  1. 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!

  2. 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.

  3. 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 🙂

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