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!!!