This is a photo from the down stairs going up to the entry way and kitchen. I wanted to show how open it is. We love that it's open but that's about all we like about it.
This is looking down the stairs from the kitchen in to the family room
The Hubs was all annoyed I would show you these pictures with everything being a huge mess. Piles of clothes on the floor, dish towels from eating on the chair, my new garage sale junk thrown in the floor at the end of the stairs, dog kennel, dog bed, and the stains on the floor. It's were we live! It's a mess most of the time. We eat dinner down here, we watch TV, read, work on the computer, do laundry, go in and out through the garage or sun room. The dog and cat sleep down here, eat down here and go in and out through these doors. The treadmill lives down here and collects dust. The doors to the sun room open up in to the room. Stupid me! I wasn't thinking when we took the sliding door out and put these doors in. I should have had them open the other way.These are the ugly stairs from the kitchen. They need to be redone with a new handrail. You can't see it but Decorating Dilemma #47 is the entry way that has ugly doors (you can see) and a faux ugly brick floor.
This is a sample of the cedar siding that was through out the whole house. Isn't it BEEEEEEautiful??? We had this everywhere. This wall needs to be redone also. Problem..........it's the access for under the house. It's drafty, ugly and............well a stupid place for it as far as I'm concerned.
Dilemma?????.............Where to start, where to start??? I don't know? I want this room warm and cozy down here. Comfortable, easy to get around. I have been looking at it so long that I can't see what to do with it. I have redecorated this room 115 times in my head. In real life............this is our 3rd set of furniture in 3 years. Nothing seems to work. This furniture has to work. The Hubs said no more!
????what to do with that gas stove area. We are keeping the gas stove as it's a main source of heat for us and brand new. There was a huge dirty broken 1980's pellet stove here originally. I just don't have any ideas about what to do with it. It's a zero clearance stove so it doesn't have to have brick or something fire proof behind it. We do need tile pad under it. What to do??? It's super ugly now so I guess anything would be an improvement. Any ideas?????? I would love to see pictures of what you did if you had the same situation to deal with.
Stove close up
I would love some feed back! Let me know what potential you see in this room. I'm sick of looking at it. I think it needs a fire right in the middle of the room. I could be wrong!
After this we are doing 3 bathrooms..........wait until you see them!