house renovation

Renovation, Part 4, Foyer and Living Room

We fell in love with the space of the house the minute we walked in the door. We also knew that some of the things we didn’t care for, like the chandelier and the handrails, could be replaced.

Before:

Iron chandelier (it weighed a metric ton!), too traditional handrails in a contemporary house.

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exposed cedar beam and posts had been painted (WHO does that?!!)

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carpet

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During:

New light, new handrails and posts, refaced the cedar beam.

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removed the two columns in the hallway. Note – the hallway had hardwood flooring so we matched the flooring in the living room and dining room to that. It’s not what we would have chosen, but we didn’t want to rip out hardwood flooring.

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Buh-bye carpet!

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After:

Hardwoods and furniture. Also, I realized I hung the photos on the far wall too high so they are now 5 inches lower! Looks much better, I promise!

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