7 Before and After Living Rooms

11. BEFORE: But In Some Cases…

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Of course, in most cases you’ll want to do whatever possible to keep a fireplace. This one has almost the right look, but it needs some updating.

12. AFTER: Remodeled and Remade

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By applying a new coat of paint to the frame around the fireplace and replacing those tired sconces above it, this living room gets a whole new lease on life (and its fireplace).

13. BEFORE: Feeling Bricked In

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Brick is all well and good, but when you have a small living room like this, it can make you feel like you’re quite literally “bricked in”.

14. AFTER: White Paint Fixes the Problem

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By applying a luxurious coat of white paint to that open brick façade around the fireplace, this living room space instantly feels more open and airy.