Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Generation Renovation - Dining Room & Library Reveal!

Generation Renovation

~ Dining Room ~
~ BEFORE ~

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We decided to turn the previous owner's kitchen into our dining room (since we were moving the kitchen back to be closer to the family room). In this picture, we were in the midst of removing the cabinets:

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~ DURING ~

Then we really opened up both rooms by tearing out the dividing wall:

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~AFTER~

This is now what you see when standing in the dining room, looking where that wall and the furnace, used to be:



We kept the bay window, added hardwood (laminate) flooring where they had had carpet and voila:
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~ Library ~
~ BEFORE ~

The above picture was taken while standing in the library. The library was the former owner's dining room:

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Note the walls the color of aluminum foil:

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~ DURING ~

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~ After ~

This room is going to serve as mainly Austin's office/work space (I have my own office upstairs), and we have not finished configuring the furniture exactly how we are going to have it, but this is the stage we're at now:

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This next picture was taken standing in the window bay looking towards the dining room. As you can see we kept the built-in shelving on both sides (I'm not sure why the walls look so blue in this one, they're really closer to the green in the other two pics):

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And this picture was taken standing in the living room facing the large desk/shelving unit:

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There you have it! We're getting close to wrapping up the main floor! Thanks for joining me on our extended tour!

12 comments:

  1. Love your re-model. YOu guys did a great job and it looks awesome.
    The desk, and the wall bookcases, where did you purchase them from if you don't mind sharing.
    Blossom

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  2. Love it. Love it! You all did a beautiful job! I love seeing all the before and after pics!

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  3. I'm still amazed by your remodel! Can't wait to see some more!

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  4. Great pics and remodel!

    Come by today's blog post (1/13). I have an award for you!

    ~Susan

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  5. Like the black&blue (don't say that often), do you feel "AT HOME", yet?

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  6. Oh wow!!! I'm so jealous!! ;) It looks great. I really love the library!! :)

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  7. OH WOW!!! Your redo is much bigger than ours. You did a wonderful job!

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  8. WHOA - extreme makeover!!! It looks absolutely amazing. How long did this take you? Do you know a contracter or are you just THAT GOOD!?!? :)

    It's awesome. You must be so thrilled.

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  9. Thanks for stopping by my blog today! I just had to pop over to check you out and I was pleasantly surprised with *a home makeover post* one of my favorite things! What a beautiful job ya'll are doing! I love, love, love the brick column in the kitchen!

    Well, I'll certainly be back to see more. So nice to 'meet' you!

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  10. I'm loving all the pictures of your remodel. You guys have done a wonderful job! Can't wait to see more :o)

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  11. Beautiful! You've done so much...

    I love your interior design choices - an exercise bike in the library - why didn't I think of that!!! LOL

    Just kidding! It's lovely and puts my house to shame...

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