Now that we are using our family room regularly, window treatments were on the priority list for a few reasons:
1. Did I mention we have 9 windows in this room?
2. Daytime television watching is impossible due to glare
3. With constant sunlight streaming in, the fabric on our couch fading is a concern long term
Almost a year ago we finished renovating our 70s-wood-paneled-sunroom-turned-family-room and I shared a before and after here on the blog. Well, more like a before and empty-room-after, which, let’s be honest, is boring!
Once upon a time, people loved knotty wood wall paneling, drop ceilings and linoleum floors. And strange uncomfortable built-in benches.
I must say, this wood paneling was in GREAT shape and really quality stuff. Part of me hated taking it down, but Moose convinced me *and he was right, per usual* that we needed to re-insulate this room.
A few weeks ago I posted my Tips on a DIY Whitewashed Brick Wall.
Since then we’ve made more progress in the room-formerly-known-as-the-sunroom. I think we’re going with “family room”. The trim and walls are all painted.
Nearly as soon as we purchased this house, we talked about adding french doors to this entrance.
Thirty pretty panes letting in the light and airiness.
A less expensive way to add French Doors to your home is to purchase unfinished ones.
First of all, thank you for all the Italy travel advice. You guys rock! Keep it coming!
The sunroom is quickly growing up to be the family room. There’s a lot to catchup on.