We are making some serious progress here at The Mod House Project! Since the purchase of our new home, the hubby and I have been working around the clock to renovate this 90’s dated house. From the front foyer to the powder room, we’re making over each room until we will completely finish off our main floor (aka Phase 1 of the Mod House Project!).
We are gearing up to tackle a new space today and guess what!? I’ll be joining the One Room Challenge as a linking participant for this one! This challenge attracts bloggers from all over North America to document their journey in transforming a space in their home—all within a six week time period. It’s quite amazing to following along.
You really have no idea the state of our current ensuite in the new home—it doubled in size but tripled in ugliness.
However, for this challenge our master ensuite is going to have to wait. I’ve decided we are going to revamp our combined dinning and living room area.
So let me bring you up to speed.
This image below is from our MLS listing. As you can see, lots of beige and old white carpets conquered this space.
Just beyond that dining room wall is our kitchen. When we moved in, we removed part of the wall to create a larger opening.
When demolition took place, our home looked like this. . .
After we ripped out all the carpet, we installed new hardwood floors throughout and began working on a new kitchen.
Since that time, we completed 90% of our kitchen but never got around to our dining and living room space. It currently sits empty with one piece of furniture—our table and chairs from our previous home.
So what’s the plan?
To make the living/dining room functional for use!
Add some major pizzazz!
Having clear sight lines from the living, dining and kitchen not only makes our home feel larger but creates the ultimate entertaining space. Since the major construction work is complete, this project will consist of painting, DIYs and adding a few more furniture pieces.
For starters, our first DIY project planned will be the creation of built-in shelves around this window in the living room.
This is the view from the alternative doorway into the living room. You can see this as soon as you walk into our home. A feature wall will not only look impressive upon entry but it also creates extra storage.
I will be pulling some colours from the kitchen to create a cohesive look in the living and dining room area. We have some brass handles on our cabinets so I wanted to continue that in the dining room. I will be using this great looking brass Bali 22 light chandelier that I received from O.co.
I was playing around with some different looks for this space. I haven’t made up my mind 100% in terms of style. I want causal but fancy. Modern but traditional. Most of all I just want an inviting atmosphere. I’ll probably be tweaking this design over and over in my mind. Sometimes it’s just better to jump right in and get inspired as everything starts to unfold!
Until next week. . .