Living Room & Kitchen Area

BEFORE – View 1

BEFORE – View 2

This small living room and the kitchen floor plan is typical of many Minneapolis area homes. We start with a fresh coat of paint in a soft linen color for the walls and a crisp white to highlight the trim. Outdated furniture is replaced with modern but comfortable chairs much more suited to the space and to the younger audience likely to be looking at this home. Sometimes, furniture can make all the difference in how people will view the home, which is why websites like are perfect for getting inspiration and ideas for living room designs and furniture. Furthermore, taking out the area rug reveals the beautiful hardwood floors and also helps to open up space. Having the hardwood on display allows its beauty to shine without being covered up by a rug. Some would worry about the upkeep of cleanliness of the wooden floors, but they’re so easy to clean if you get the best hardwood floor cleaning machine. This way they stay sparkling with limited effort on your behalf! The rug can either be placed elsewhere or gotten rid of. Although, it would be a waste of an item that has the ability to significantly impact the mood of any room in your house. Rugs can be situated anywhere, from your hallway to your bedroom, they can be used everywhere or nowhere. The choice is yours. If you make the decision to move your rug to another room, big or small, you may want to make sure that you buy one that is made to measure, or Teppich nach Maß kaufen, as Germany would say so that it fits perfectly. Just because it could have an effect on one area of the house, it doesn’t mean that it won’t display a positive impact somewhere else. Ultimately, your living room and the kitchen area design is something that you need to get right. Heavy, dark curtains are replaced with a sheer window scarf that frames the large window and allows more natural light to flow into the room. Already the room is feeling lighter and less solemn. A large silk plant and pair of lanterns are placed on the upper ledge to draw more attention to that architectural feature. One bar stool was removed, and place settings for two are added to make the counter area an inviting dining spot. Removing the items from the refrigerator gives the kitchen a clean, uncluttered look. The result: an open, inviting living room and kitchen that is staged to sell!


Kitchen Staged To Sell

Granite countertops, stainless appliances, tile backsplash and an abundance of cabinets are all key selling features of this kitchen, but they were hard to notice due to too much distracting décor. Reducing the countertop clutter and replacing all but a few of the décor items on top of the cabinets with silk greenery helps the kitchen’s best attributes to stand out. Two barstools were also removed to open up the space around the island and allow foot traffic to flow through.

Living / Dining Room Makeover

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Living / Dining Room Before Makeover

Living / Dining Room Before

BEFORE: Despite the white walls, this combination living and dining room seems dark and has no flow through the space. Country-style furnishings make it feel old and outdated, and the view is blocked by curtains. Many people are dissatisfied with the appearance of their homes’ interiors so, if you feel this way too, you’re not alone – besides, there’s plenty that can be done to improve things, especially if you already have some ideas to direct how you want things to look. If you don’t, you can find plenty of inspiration on sites like Collov to get you started with making plans for your home.

Living / Dining Room After Redesign
Living / Dining Room After

AFTER: Painting the walls a rich gold tone brings much-needed warmth to the space. The dark trim was painted white to create contrast, highlighting the dark wood floors. Side-panel drapes frame the windows and the view, allowing plenty of light into the room. A lighter, neutral-colored rug helps to define the conversation area, and updated furnishings are positioned to allow traffic to flow from one space to the other.

Honestly, I am so happy with how this dining room makeover turned out. In my opinion though, I think the lighting is probably the most noticeable change. Whereas before the space looked tired and unwelcoming, the new light that has been installed has made a big change. Ultimately, this just goes to show how important choosing the best possible lighting for your home can be.

That being said, it is undeniable that there are so many amazing lighting options out there nowadays that making the right choice can seem like a daunting task. Nonetheless, if you are thinking about upgrading the lighting in your home, reaching out to an electrician can help you to determine the best possible lighting choices for your space. Accordingly, if you are looking for more information about the advantages of reaching out to an electrician to take care of installing the lighting in your home, you can get it from here.

So, what is your favorite part of this dining room remodel? Get in touch and let me know your thoughts.