Monday, October 28, 2013

{House}: Den Dreams...

When we moved in, our den was dated to say the least. Wood paneling, closed off from the kitchen, nasty carpet. Here is a picture from move in week:

We painted and tried to make the best of what we had:

Once we renovated the kitchen, we opened up the wall between the two rooms (where the pumpkin painting is hanging above). We were left with an updated, bright, modern kitchen and a dated den. Here's where we are today...

As you can see from this picture, the den opens to the kitchen - the back wall of the kitchen here is the color that the den is.

The den is 10 feet wide and 16 feet long. We use this space more than any other in the house.

Ideally we would like to take out the back door and put a window there to have an eat-in kitchen. We would put french doors with stairs to the patio instead. I'd also like to open the doorway between the den and the dining room. There are ducts so it wouldn't be too wide but anything could help.

We want to get rid of the paneling and paint it the same color as the kitchen so it feels like one big space. As for flooring, we probably will do a cork floor the color of the hardwoods since we won't be able to match the original oak hardwood flooring and want it to tie in with the rest of the house.

I'd love to get rid of the ceiling fan, which makes the ceiling feel very low. I wish we could do recessed lighting - I don't know if we'll be able to do because this is an addition and I don't know that you can get back to that part of the attic easily.

I can't wait to get started on our den project... it will probably be spring of next year!

In renovation dreaming,
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