Our 1950's cape was built with a porch that was poorly converted into an addition. The industrial carpet, avocado green paneling, orange flowered wallpaper and brown wood must have been all the rage in the 70's but frankly it did little for our tastes. With exposed sheet rock, poorly insulated walls, and a rickety book shelf that doubled as a wall we knew the minute we bought the house this room would need a face lift. So after a year and a half of dreaming and planning we embarked upon our project with optimism.
Thanks to Uncle Sam and weeks of Burke working like a mad man, we are excited to announce the completion of our Family Room Renovation. Burke's skill with sheet rock, paint, miter saw, hammer and SAFETY GLASSES transformed the once drafty, outdated porch into a warm, comfortable space with built in storage for all the kids toys.
Amazingly he completed the majority of the work during the three weeks I was in UT with the girls. I hope you enjoy the before, during, and after pictures.
Hopefully these pictures won't give you nightmares!
Burke installed new hot water radiators along the length of the back wall and a digital thermometer to keep us nice and toasty this winter.
I got a Hunter ceiling fan to keep us cool in the summer.
The carpet is a classic "dirt" colored bereber which should handle a lot of wear.
The Perfect Play Room