Family Room UPDATED


We moved into our home about 4 years ago, and ever since then we've been remodeling, working on one room at a time. We've just about finished it all, and now have it exactly the way we want it. My advice to you, is..... NEVER do this! Just buy the house the way you want it and steer clear of any major remodeling. It's no fun living with the mess, or going without a kitchen, or having great big holes in your walls and ceilings. All I can say now, is I'm glad it's over, and excited to share the finish product with you all.
I'll show you one room at a time, otherwise you'll have picture overload if I do it all at once. Here is what it looked like when we moved in. It's crazy, because this room was actually an indoor pool at one time. The pool still exists under the floor, there is a little secret opening in the floor. Just lift a piece of wood, covered with carpet, and there is a latter there to go down with a light and everything. Kinda creepy, but I've decided that it's pretty nice to have since we're using it for our food storage :)






Here are the after pics, the one on the bottom is the way I decorated it, and the one on the top is Lily's masterpiece :) It's the way she prefer's it I guess.




Here's the fire place before we tore off the PINK rock, and replaced it with a more updated looking stone, and a rustic mantel.






Here are some pictures of the bar area in the process of covering up the nasty turquoise countertop with some tile.

As well as the back splash
Painted the cabinets black, LOVE it!!!

 





We also painted the built in book shelf black, added beadboard, and my favorite part, is the ceiling. Before it was just plain boring white, and this made such a difference as far as making the room more cozy.


Now this entertainment center is by far, my favorite piece of furniture. We got this from the Wood Connection for around $3,000. I can't remember exactly, but I know that it was a great price, especially considering that you can pretty much design it the way you want. Beadboard, or not, any color you want, two toned, knobs, ect. I think this is the best place to find furniture because you can get the right color, shape, measurements, everything. It's much easier to have them MAKE what you want, instead of searching and searching for just the right piece of furniture.




And here's a bit of Sean's touch in the room. The story of these heads requires a whole new post, but basically, it took a little bribing in order for me to agree to this.


And this is what I would like to have in this room :) Isn't it awesome!!!

41 comments:

Holly said...

Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Gorgeous. Love all of your details and touches. You did an amazing job. Our entire house is a remodel/renovation...I enjoy it, but sometimes just wish it was done! I want an indoor pool!

Elena said...

Wow! It looks AMAZING!!!! You are very talented. Will you come do mine now?? And if I was kid, a secret hidden indoor pool would be the COOLEST thing EVER!!!

MrsKBJ said...

So pretty! Everything looks beautiful! What a great hideaway storage area too! Did you say you used it for food? I have a funny picture in my head with like 50 things of ketchup, 20 boxes of cereal and misc. other goods. I think all my food would go bad if I used it for that:) Thanks for sharing your before and afters!
Kelly

A Lil Story said...

Oh my goodness, that is so awesome!! I love the fireplace and that entertainment center is amazing! I am soooo bad at remodeling, I have ideas, just can't get them organized =)

And those slide/stairs, seriously!! Where is that from? love that idea!!

Aaron [air] said...

love the room. I love the slide too! So neat! The pool under the floor is kinda crazy though. Not sure how I would feel about that. :)

Unknown Mami said...

The room looks fantastic! I also love the stair/slide. I've never seen one before. If you get it, you might be the first one on the block to have it.

Darcie said...

Absolutley gorgeous Crystal! It may have been a lot of work, but you can feel so good about yourself when you sit back and relax realizing that you accomplished so much. Just beautiful!! As for the slide...my kids would LOVE that!

Karen said...

I absloutely love all of the before and afters! The kitchen looks amazing, you should be so proud of yourself!!!

Karen

Beth said...

SO pretty! I LOVE the stone fireplace! And yeah ... that staircase is awesome!

:corinne: said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love what you did with the fireplace. My fave and the ceiling too.

Andrea said...

Beautiful! My kids would love the slide too!

Daisygirl said...

Huge change from the way you bought it! You guys made it beautiful!

I am so laughing at your daughters pillow thing going on, that is funny!

I love the color choices it feels very warm and inviting! Wow you hubby must have really begged you big time for those animal heads! I would have never caved!

Love the fire place amazing transformation and that little kitchen/bar area...amazing!

Awesome job guys I bet you are so glad the work is all done and you can now enjoy it!

Addison AND Crews Mama said...

Beautiful!!!

Aging Mommy said...

Wow! That is definitely a major do over, no wonder it took so long. I know so many people who have done what you did, move in then renovate and every single one of them has said "never again". Although one or two then changed their minds and DID do it all again!

2busy said...

I love the renovations. You did a beautiful job.

(I wouldn't mind a staircase like that either).

Amber said...

wow, it looks gorgeous! i am sure it was a lot of work, but so worth it

beth said...

Oh wow--amazing transformation! Very beautiful...your hard work will pay off!

mormonhermitmom said...

A storage room from a swimming pool - now that was some creative thinking!

A stairway WITH a slide? That would be so COOL!

Leslie said...

It all looks really gorgeous Crystal!!!!! I love the after pictures!!!! I have heard that remodeling is such a nightmare!! your home looks very homey and beautiful!!!!!!!!!!!! That slide would be awesome!!!!!!! sooo cool and same with the secret hidden indoor pool!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) :) it all looks great!! what relief for you I bet!!!

Sarah said...

Wow! Your house looks completely amazing, from the little bit you have shown us. Beautiful! Thanks so much for coming by my blog. I am now following you, too!

Alyssa said...

That is phenomenal. Totally phenomenal. You'd never find a house with a room like that. Who'd want to sell it?

I can imagine how frustrating, tiring, etc. etc. it is to go through all that mess, but look at the results! I am soooo looking forward to seeing the rest.

HomeSpun Threads said...

How gorgeous! I'm so glad I stopped by, this really cheered me up. Visiting from SITS. Have a happy Tuesday and come by sometime and visit me.

Aimee
http://myhomespunthreads.blogspot.com/

Angelica said...

Congratulations!!!! You must be so proud!

Tonya said...

Wow what a beautiful job. I know what you mean about the animal heads. Not something I like in a room either unless it is a lodge. I bet it feels good to be have so much done. I actually saw a house with a slide staircase, it was really unique. Well you should be so proud of all you hard work. The secrect swimming pool is neat too. A great hideout.

MrsKBJ said...

Thanks for the lovely teeth comment on by blog:O)

Before I was a stay at home mommy, I was a dental assistant :O) I LOVED my job! I am right where I am suppose to be now though. I LOVE my new job too, it is the best. :O)
Kelly

carma said...

that staircase/slide is a MUST HAVE!!!

Mighty M said...

What a large family room - it turned out beautifully. Although I looked at Lily's version before I realized it was Lily's version and I was wondering what was up with all the cushions on the ground - thought maybe you all like to sit that way. :) Nice work.

Elaine said...

Wow.....It looks GREAT!!!!

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Lacie @ Creative Attempts said...

soooo pretty especailly all of the red in the living room and the black cabinets!!!

scrapwordsmom said...

This is really lovely!! Did you say you live in Utah?? We go to Huntsville every summer. LOVE it!

ericka @ alabaster cow said...

lol i want the slide!!!

your house is gorgeous - love the renovations!

Verena said...

Your house is huge! I love it!It looks great! And I love your "foodstorage room"!
We bought our house 5 years ago and we still have to renovate some rooms. I have the feeling that it´s going to be a never ending story...:o(

Kristin said...

Fabulous job lady. It looks soooooo cozy yet chic!

Karen@StrictlySimpleStyle said...

I'm exhausted just reading about all of the work you did. Time to sit back, put your feet up and relax!

House Queen said...

Girl!!! It looks so great! Makes me just wanna make myself at home up and chat with you in there! I really is most fabulous! I love it!!!

Shana said...

I l♥ve what you did! Absolutely stunning. That staircase is sa-weet! I have never seen anything like it!

Erin said...

Gorgeous renovation! But what really prompted me to leave a comment was the staircase slide. I want one!

Rene W. said...

ooh! I love to see a room makeover :)It looks so cozy - love the new fireplace!! Oh, and that slide/staircase is going on my wish list (= imagine if...

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

I would have to say the remodeled fire place is my favorite thing about the room! It looks so impossible cozy, so impressive, makes such a statement furniture piece!

@Home-Mom said...

I think it goes whithout saying your home is gorgeous. We've been new homeowners now for 6mos and I keep wondering why its all not finished yet. The thing that I wanted to comment on was the spiral staircase slide. I can't lie, I think I'd love this more than my kids. Thanks for sharing.

nmaha said...

Hope you don't mind, I saved a picture of the slide.

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