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We’re Updating our Family Room!

Family Room Renovation

October 25, 2018

I’m Tara.
 I'm an influencer strategy expert, the host of Project Influence the Podcast, and the founder of Creator Cube™, a co-creating space for content creators. 
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Family Room Renovation

Hey there!! So this family/media room update has been a long time coming and I am so excited to finally get going on this project! But first. Let me give you a little back story on our home.

We built our house almost four years ago and we LOVE it! There really isn’t much we would change about it other than a few minor tweaks… Well, actually there’s this one pantry door/oven door dilemma that drives Matt crazy! LOL. When you’re standing in front of our oven you can not open the oven and the pantry door at the same time. They literally open up into each other. Doesn’t sound like that big of a deal, but you’d be surprised how often this is an issue! What makes it worse, is during our builders’ meeting, Matt brought this up to me and the builder and we were all… what?! that’s no big deal! You’ll never notice! Fast forward four years and you can imagine how I have to hear about it every. single. time. it happens. Should have listened to Matt. His engineer brain forsaw a problem, not even the builder could see. Lesson learned. :))

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So, besides tiny things like the door situation, the only other thing we’ve always wanted to change was our family room/media room. I’ll include pictures so you can see exactly what I’m talking about, but basically, our media room is right in the center of our home on the first floor, which isn’t a problem per say, but the entrance to the room is in a weird place. the doors open up to our formal sitting room, which again, isn’t our issue, the issue is that the two big double doors which lead into the media room are on the only wall big enough to put a sofa. So therein lies the problem! Y’all. When I tell you that we’ve been in this home for four years and have yet to furnish this room I am not joking! And! When I say not furnish it, I mean that there is a TV on the wall and that is it. There was a time that we had a tiny, kids, play sofa in there just so the kids could watch TV, but nothing else! And! Believe me, we’ve tried just about every combo of ideas to get this room furnished and nothing works.

With the way the room was built, there’s a notch cut out for the TV on one of the walls, so that is pretty much set in stone unless we wanted to do some major remodeling, and with that wall being occupied, the only other possibility for the sofa is the wall that the doors are on! UGH. It’s just been a lost cause and we’ve done nothing with the room thus far!

Family Room Makeover

But! We’re ready to make some moves here. What we’re thinking of doing is closing off the current entrance and relocating it to the other side of the room. This would make the entrance open up into a hallway across from our dining room, giving us access to the back wall so we can put a sectional sofa in the room. Exciting I know! :))

I’ll be documenting the whole process form start to finish with tons of pics and updates so be sure to stay tuned for the final reveal! Also! I’d love to hear from you!

Have you gone through a remodel in your home? What do I need to be prepared for? Do you have any tips for me? I’m gonna need all the help I can get! Lol.

The only other time we’ve done work on our home while living in it was when I was pregnant with Rylee and Matt was redoing the floors in her nursery! Everything was going great until he realized he may have bitten off more than he could chew and Rylee was ready to make her debut with or without a finished nursery floor!! So, in the essence of time, he decided to hire some help. Let’s just say, that I came home from the grocery store to find one of these hired helpers dangling through Rylee’s second-floor nursery into my kitchen! He fell through the floor y’all! Omg. It was a disaster. ????

Obviously, I’m gonna need some moral support for this next project!

Keep an eye out on insta for our updates!! ????

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