Monday, May 20, 2013

Home Improvement: Living Room

Here is our finished living room.



Almost everything in this room has been replaced since we moved in nearly four years ago. The front door was really old and rotten, and parts were held together with packing tape! We replaced it a couple of years ago, a generous gift from Andrew's parents. I painted the room a natural green color called "Witch Hazel." We pulled out all of the old, icky carpeting from this room, and Andrew and my parents replaced it with laminate wood flooring. The floor was a housewarming gift from my parents, so we really lucked out in some of these expenses. My mom helped me install new baseboards to replace the old, fake-wood ones. We hung new curtains, and I bought a new floor lamp from IKEA.

Here's a before and after photo that shows the old room color, old door, and old carpet.






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Great job! My wife and I also decided to embark on our own home improvements journey a few months ago. We decided to add a new deck to our backyard; providing another space for entertaining guests. We also discovered how romantic the space was after enjoying a nice dinner there one night.

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