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Outdated Family Room

Carter Oosterhouse uses bamboo plywood to build an entertainment center and a mantel cover.

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Photo 4 of 5The accent wall between the kitchen and family room is painted a vibrant apple red.

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In the kitchen, the dated backsplash is replaced with new glass tile. Laid in a funky geometrical pattern, the mosaic tiles unify both rooms because they carry color from both spaces. The large light box is torn down and two colorful, retro-style chandeliers are hung in its place. As a special surprise, Carter and his crew replaced all the cabinets doors and drawers with new bamboo ones.

Next Photo: Green Solution: Bamboo Plywood

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