7 Before and After Living Rooms

5. BEFORE: Blue Carpet? What?

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Any homeowner would love to have this much open space for a living room… But, any homeowner would also turn his or her nose up at that awful blue carpeting!

6. AFTER: Hardwoods to the Rescue

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The hardwood floors come into the rescue with this renovation. Also, the use of a white color scheme helps to make the space feel much more bright and open.

7. BEFORE: Tile in the Living Room? What?

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If you hated that blue carpet in the previous example, then you’re definitely going to hate the white tile for this living room space.

8. AFTER: Hardwoods and More

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The hardwood floors obviously solve the problem of that ugly tile. But the choice to expand the opening between the living room and the kitchen is the real smart touch here.

9. BEFORE: More Room Needed

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While having a fireplace in your living room is almost always nice, there’s no denying that this one looks dated and is closing the space in.

10. AFTER: Expanding Outward

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One might be loath to sacrifice a feature like a fireplace, but by getting rid of it in this example, a tremendous amount of open space is created. In our opinion, the trade off is worth it!