The biggest change out this time around was the flooring. Additionally, we decided to add window coverings to our previously unadorned French sliding doors.
Here is our family room before, with light maple floors and uncovered sliding doors.
And here is the after with the new, darker flooring, and our newly installed Hunter Douglas shades fully extended.
Flooring tone is now mid-range between light and dark, leaning slightly more toward the darker side of the spectrum:
The new window coverings fully retract, which I'm so pleased about. My sliding French doors have a lovely bevel design, which you can see a bit of in the photo below, and with these fully retractable shades, they can continue to remain on display. I'm also really pleased with the fabric I chose. It has both gold and tan tonalities that blend very well with the other elements in the room.
When we first moved into our home back in the 80's, there was a large wet bar in the far left corner where the game table now resides. Once we pulled it out, the family room seemed to double in size.
The hammered gold metal side table below, conversely, was a $69 bargain find at TJ Maxx.
Goals and Plans for Today
Finish touch up painting from recent remodeling work
Clean shutters (all covered in a fine layer of dust from recent floor remodeling)
Five mile racewalk
Home Depot to purchase two black light fixtures for front of the house
Schedule electrician to install above, plus the two last LED light switches (over a dozen changed out already/previously)
Schedule painter for office remodeling project
Attend Book Club dinner/discussion meeting on The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien