From Divided Living Room to Elegant Open Floor Plan

The Room Crashers team turns this blank, divided room into a rustic great room with comfortable elegance perfect for the entire family.

Before: Tan and Bland

This matching sofa set may look cozy, but its neutral tan hue doesn't stand out, especially against beige carpet and white walls. The spacious great room walls present the perfect opportunity to add color and unexpected details.

After: Worldly Views

The bland great room received an entire floor-to-ceiling makeover, starting with the floors. The carpet was ripped up and replaced with dark hardwood floors for an instant touch of sophistication. Faux beams, a custom barn door, limestone fireplace tiles and a painted, custom-made television frame create a stylish and diverse look. By simply adding a bit of color and a functional floor plan, the space feels brand new.

Before: Dining Disaster

Although the wall cut-out tries to create an open and inviting floor plan between the great room and dining area, it just ends up looking choppy and awkward. Eliminating the unnecessary dividing wall will instantly add extra square footage to the great room and offer a more appealing dining area for guests.

After: Unified Space

Before, an awkward cut-out wall divided the great room from the dining room creating two unusable rooms. The wall was completely removed, and now the joint space looks and feels more inviting and open. Plus, the open floor plan is ideal for entertaining and hosting year-round gatherings.

After: Bar Decor

Bar essentials can sometimes double as contemporary decor. A rustic built-in bookshelf gracefully houses the homeowners' growing wine collection, as well as favorite tumblers and beer mugs.

After: Memories on Display

Before, the walls were completely bare without any artwork or family photographs. The Room Crashers team was determined to bring a personal and familiar feel to this entirely new space by adding a wall of eclectic photos above a modern sideboard.

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