Bright red colors and opened walls made an ordinary house special.
We spent only $200 on paint, new pillows, rugs and other accessories to give this space a major style boost.
The remodel reorganized the main floor and sandwiched it between a new front courtyard and a rear outdoor room overlooking the slope. The ceiling was given a gentle pitch over the original beams. The result resembles an airy garden pavilion.
A perfectly livable space was suffering from a case of the blahs. However, new fabrics, paint, and adjustments to the layout have turned it into a showplace.
Building up the façade to make it thicker and covering it in vibrant tomato bisque-hued plaster turned the hearth into a showpiece.
When these home owners needed a space for their office they decided on a small butler’s pantry. The underutilized space between the kitchen and dining room would have to pull double duty as a home office and kitchen storage area.
A simple, inexpensive redo transformed the 8- x 13-foot nook into a cozy library-like home office that really works.
Removing the fireplace wall allowed the living area to extend into what had been the garage. Flanking windows flood the room with natural light.
We painted this sitting room in three different shades to compare: cheery yellow, tangerine orange and shown here in chocolate brown.
Ready for a change? Washable slipcovers in lighthearted new fabrics perk up old upholstery.
From dark and dismal to bright and breezy, this living room seems twice as large with the addition of new doors; wider openings to neighboring rooms; and a crisp, unifying coat of white paint.
A lighter hearth, new windows and a coffered ceiling add more light and brighten this room.
Now the ceiling soars. Tall glass doors replace the small windows flanking the fireplace. A striking stairway leads upstairs, and ribbed cast-concrete fireplace create an inviting gathering place.
By making a few quick changes to colors, fabrics and rearranging furniture you can update your living room in a weekend.
By rearranging furniture, eliminating clutter, and bringing in accessories from other rooms, the space was reinvented.
The traditional furnishings got new life by painting the walls a warm, rich blue, and filling the room with meaningful accessories.