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December 04, 2015 in Before & After, Installs | 7 comments

In today’s before and after we are looking at a traditional home which has a formal living and dining room right off the entry.

This week we are going to look at the ‘living’ room and next week we will reveal the dining room.


As you can see, the living room was not getting any use and had become wasted space.

Living Room

A room with no purpose ends up become a catch-all for unused furniture pieces and cast offs.  Square footage is just too valuable for that!livign room side view

The homeowners thought they would get more use out of the room if it became a ‘wine room’ where they could have friends over, play some music, and enjoy a glass of wine together.  Sounded like a great idea to us!


After a fresh coat of paint and new flooring, we installed drapery panels, a cozy rug and four fun chairs for relaxing with friends.

Three mirrors helped to fill the long wall on the right and reflect light from the window opposite. Previously the room had no ceiling light, so we added a chandelier for mood lighting. 

wine room after

The homeowners had no trouble filling their new bar with wine and other adult beverages!


A happy ending for an empty room.  Now it will be filled with friends and laughter and hopefully bring years of joy to the homeowners!

We would love to help you bring more joy to your home.  Email us at for more information about our design services!  And, don’t forget to check back next week for a look at the dining room opposite this room!