Home design ideas: Transforming a dated space into a colorful movie room

A comfy sofa and saturated paint colors help refresh a Brockton family room.
A comfy sofa and saturated paint colors help refresh a Brockton family room.Ridgelight Studio

The family room addition of this Brockton home needed some major sprucing up. The faux brick backdrop for the wood stove in a corner was an eyesore, as was the brown carpet and taupe tile floor. Furthermore, the loveseat, also a dull brown, was too small. “The couple wanted to use the room to watch television but leave enough floor space for their toddler to roam around freely,” says Vanessa Pierre, founder of Vannie Paradis Design Studio.

1 The coffee table’s marble top is heavy enough that it won’t tip over while its round shape eases circulation.

2 Sherwin-Williams Naval paint gives the room a moody feel. “The rest of home is done in creams and beige, so I wanted to introduce something different,” Pierre says. “Movie rooms should be cozy.”

3 The couple commissioned

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Home design ideas: The magic a new window (and dining room built-ins) can do

A new window brought some much needed sunlight into this North Andover dining room.
A new window brought some much needed sunlight into this North Andover dining room.From Kite Interior Design

As soon as Cibele Flamurtari stepped into this North Andover dining room, she knew it needed a window. “I told the clients that the space would not be beautiful without more sunlight,” says the principal of Kite Interior Design. Although initially hesitant about adding to the budget, once the team broke through the side wall, the owners were thrilled. “She couldn’t believe the difference,” Flamurtari says. “Natural light makes the whole design.”

1 The crisp dining table counterbalances detailed crown moldings. The simple but sturdy chairs are upholstered in performance fabric. “The client works at the table every day, so the chairs had to be comfortable,” Flamurtari says.

2 The textured glass chandelier mimics the lines of the table and ties to the reeded glass door panels. “The client first thought it

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With more time spent at home, homeowners research landscape design ideas to create spaces for outdoor living

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Landscape improvements can create functional living spaces. With the Covid-19 pandemic, homeowners are researching landscaping design ideas to improve their yards and create liveable spaces.

“Professional landscaping has tremendous value. It gets people outdoors and improves their lifestyle while spending time at home. It also boosts curb appeal and can increase property value,” said Keith Riley, Founder and CEO of RenovationFind.com and Design Landscaping by RenovationFind.

Design Landscaping provides a valuable resource for homeowners looking for landscaping ideas and trends for their properties. Once they have a picture of the landscaping features and living spaces they want for their yard, they can contact a reputable landscaping contractor in their city.

Popular landscaping trends in Canada:
Multiple spaces for outdoor living: Incorporating more than one living area is a popular landscaping

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Best Hospital Design Ideas (Happy Home Paradise)

In the new Animal Crossing: New Horizons Happy Home Paradise DLC, players can create the perfect vacation getaway destination with a number of facilities, including the hospital. These facilities are unlocked as players progress through the DLC and create vacation homes for villagers. Each facility gives players a catalog of items to use in their designs, which can then be used to decorate vacation homes on the archipelago.

Players must complete 25 vacation homes on the Happy Home Archipelago to unlock the hospital, which includes an operating room and a waiting room when it’s opened. The hospital is the only facility that can be upgraded, as players can donate 120,000 Poki to add a patient ward. With all the rooms in this facility, players have a lot of flexibility to design their hospital however they want, and they can even create a unifying theme across all the rooms.

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