Rev Run's Renovation: A Great Room Conversion

Joseph Ward Simmons, aka Rev. Run of the group Run DMC, and his wife Justine undertake a complete makeover on their 9000-square-foot home. See the before-and-after photos showcasing their family room remodel.

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Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux ©2103, HGTV/Svripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

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Photo By: Tricia Messeroux ©2103, HGTV/Svripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux ©2103, HGTV/Svripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux

Photo By: Tricia Messeroux ©2103, HGTV/Svripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved

Rev Run's Renovation: Great Room

BEFORE: This family room might be "stuck in the 90s," but Rev's basically fine with that. His wife Justine is not so sure. Justine's action plan involves an overhaul of this great room including, among other things, new hardwood floors and removal of the integrated wall unit.

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Rev Run's Renovation: Great Room

AFTER: The great room has gone from warm and earthy to a sleeker and cooler vibe. The former sandy-brown floors, ivory walls and beige furniture have been replaced with darker hardwood, crisp white walls with grey accents and new furniture in metallic and grey.

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Rev Run's Renovation: Great Room

BEFORE: The great room is the family's home base — a place to watch movies or just take it easy and relax. The large sectional is the room's focal point, but it's more than 13 years old and is starting to show its age a bit.

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Rev Run's Renovation: Great Room

AFTER: New furnishings and color palette freshen up the space without diminishing its utility and enjoyability.

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Rev Run's Renovation: Great Room

BEFORE: The room was spacious, but perhaps without making the best use of the space.

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Rev Run's Renovation: Great Room

AFTER: Two freestanding sofas and overstuffed chairs, along with a well coordinated area rug, help redefine the space, giving the room more unified look and enhanced flow.

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Rev Run's Renovation: Great Room

BEFORE: Both Joe and Justine had sentimental attachment to their old family room, but they agreed that an update was in order.

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"A Thousand Percent Better"

AFTER: Justine feels that the new room retains the cozy ambiance that the old one had while being aesthetically more chic and contemporary. The cylindrical end table is made from a cross-section of a fallen tree from the Simmons' yard.

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Silver and Striking

The metallic coffee table and ash grey sofas offer a nice counterbalance to the dark of the hardwood floors.

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Hearth and Home

AFTER: The wall unit has been removed and this sleek, modern gas fireplace, with flat-screen TV mounted above, has taken the place of a no-longer-used fish tank. The wall behind is painted in a muted grey, subtly offsetting the white walls in the rest of the room.

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"The Best of Both Worlds"

AFTER: With this eye-catching fireplace as a focal point, and with a generally more modern and sophisticated look, Joe and Justine were both pleased that the updated room still felt comfortable and inviting while at the same time modern and new.

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