It has been a long time coming, but I finally got a chance to take photos of our family room renovation (this really means I finally had a little time to dust and get the toys semi-picked up). The family room is adjacent and open to the kitchen. I featured our kitchen renovation back in May of 2012; you can read the full post by clicking here.. The family room renovation was actually completed about 5 months after the kitchen, but I am just now getting around to photographing the "other side of the room". This space is far from complete, but it has definitely come a long way!
|kitchen/family room before|
After a couple of sketches and some "craftsman" inspiration we landed on our design for the new mantle and media cabinets. My husband is a true diyer, but we found a cabinet maker who quoted us a better price to custom build this unit than it was going to cost for stock cabinets from the big box stores. The cabinet maker matched the chocolate glaze finish from our kitchen island almost perfectly.
My husband painted the brick around the fireplace the same off-white as our kitchen cabinets prior to the installation of our new mantle. We still want to get new furniture and accessories for this space (we are still using what I got right out of college), but with two small and sometimes destructive young boys in our house there is not a rush.
For now we are enjoying tons of storage and a great open space that functions 100% better for our family.
|there isn't anything fancy on these shelves...some of our favorite items are the boys' toys|
|renovated family room|