Home Improvement – Family Room Built-Ins

We just have very little storage and walls in our home.  I have no place to put books, or set out family photos.  Our TV is now over our fireplace, so there is no entertainment wall unit or built-in for these items.

I can play around in Photoshop pretty well.  I decided to take a photo of our family room, and add some images of shelves and cabinets to simulate what I want my husband to build for me.

Here is how the family room looks now.


And this is the picture I created for my Husband with the “cabinets and book shelves”  The walls are a nice warm gray – not sure why they came out so salmony-beige in the picture.

family room shelves

We will have to come up with a similar cabinet and shelf system for next to the fireplace to balance out the room  (First pic is before we hung the TV)  I really don’t like the TV over the fireplace, but there is no other option for the furniture in the room.  A TV in the corner next to the fireplace would be 20150928_184921impossible to watch.


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Our New Home

G1284155_4 I am starting this blog at just a little over a year after our move.  We are settled in our new home and have already racked up a few DIY ideas and Honey-Do Lists.    We have a goal to add a detached garage (for my husbands work shop – as this will be our retirement home).  We’d like to add a swimming pool and landscaping.


Our first home project was to screen in our rear porch.  I absolutely love sitting outside and with this house we have a front and rear porch.  I am outside enjoying the view and sounds of nature as often as possible.


20150705_201914My husband has barely started my indoor built-in shelves and cabinets in the family room.  But he did get the TV hung finally – Yay!

In addition to getting my built-in’s in my family room, we also need to customize our master closet.  This is the first time in many years we are both sharing a closet.  So these are our current and future projects.

Stay tuned on these, more info and updates to come and Thank You for visiting.


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