During: The carpet came up, the old fireplace came out, we installed a vent free unit and a new paint color went on the walls.
During: The custom cabinetry went in. This was a test in my self-confidence for sure! I designed the cabinetry and gave the design to a very talented carpenter. After he looked it over he kept saying, "I've never seen anything like this...are you sure this is what you want?" I stuck to my guns and think it turned out very well.
The mantle doubles as component storage and hidden hinges hide the fact that the front is actually two doors
After: Gorgeous flooring, custom cabinetry, lots of storage and lots of style. What more could a living room want?
Before: We even took out the wall of the dining room to open it up to the rest of the house.