Projects & Improvements

Before & After: Laura’s Family Room Finds a New Purpose

published Feb 21, 2013
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(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

Laura spent seven years using this room, with its high ceilings and statement fireplace, as a family room. But considering its pass-through and access to the kitchen, she found a new purpose for the space that felt more natural. 

(Image credit: Apartment Therapy)

The process of transforming a living space into a dining space may not have been without challenges, but the results are stunning! 

From Laura:

Seven years into living in our home, we realized that we wanted our family room to be relocated to what once was a sunroom. Initially the idea sounded great, but how do you convert a large family room into a comfortable breakfast area? Since the area is right off the main kitchen, I needed to create a look and flow that seamlessly joined the two spaces. 

First thing was to paint the walls a lighter color (I choose Polished Pearl). Then I lightened up the mantle and built-ins with a color called Old White, so it would brighten the space. With a few other changes in accessories, rugs and furniture we have successfully accomplished our mission!

For more before & after photos, check out Laura’s blog, Top This Top That.

Thanks, Laura!

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