Not all room remodels need to get torn down to the studs. Our 1980's era living room was in desperate need of a makeover.
The biggest challenge was when we tore out all the old carpet and installed a hardwood, bamboo floor. With crown molding, a built-in shelving unit, paint, and new furniture, this turned out to a pretty good sized project.
All the living room remodel posts:
Living room Remodel: Episode 13 Wall mounting a unique shaped piece of art with a 3D shadow effect. This is a crucifix from Rome.
Episode 12 I’m inspired to get back to the living room remodel and do the finishing touches. Check out the big reveal!
Episode 11: The space I left for a transition molding was too small. I had to cut it wider to install the transition between the new floor and the tile.
Episode 10: As I wrapped the living room with crown molding, I crashed into this ugly vent. How in the world was I going to make it look halfway decent?
Living Room Remodel: Episode 9 Building a beast of an IKEA shelving unit as I wrap up the living room remodel project.
Living Room Remodel: Episode 8 It’s time for all the little stuff. I’m filling nail holes, caulking, trim painting, ripping my shirt, and replacing all the old electrical devices.
Living Room Remodel: Episode 7 The living room is getting a crown molding upgrade. I’m using that floppy plastic stuff.
Living Room Remodel: Episode 6 Dressing up the family room with tall floor molding. Our 13 year old jumped in to help (and try out a nail gun!).
Living Room Remodel: Episode 5 I finally got the hang of installing solid bamboo plank flooring over a cement slab floor. This time I made great headway and finished the whole floor!
Living Room Remodel: Episode 4 I’m laying solid wood planks down over concrete with the sloppiest adhesive ever conceived by man. It’s gonna be great!
Living Room Remodel: Episode 3 Before I can install a new wood floor, somehow I have to get rid of the ancient pile of drywall compound some drunken idiot left under the carpeting.
Living Room Remodel: Episode 2 I'm doing demolition in the living room. Out comes the carpet, tack strips, and molding. We'll even get some paint on the walls!
Living Room Remodel: Episode 1 It all begins here. The front room, entrance to the house, is going to get new paint, flooring, molding, built-ins, and tons of fun. 10,.. 9,… 8,… 7,… 6,… 5,…