A large, empty space is made over into a welcoming gathering place.
Prepared with a $3,000 budget and a short deadline, designer Emily Butler added lighting and architectural elements to transform a townhome's plain dining area into a dining room with pizazz.
By adding architectural details, like wainscoting and trim, this dining room now has plenty of style with welcoming appeal.
Lighting was an important issue here so we added an especially attractive amber glass chandelier. It gives the room a warm and inviting quality as well as providing an excellent light source.
The limited budget and short 30 day time frame to complete the remodel were challenging, but we focused our attention on remaining organized and decisive. The remodel included the entire townhome, including the dining room, so we combined our efforts to find great deals quickly and at an affordable price.
Our vision might have changed had we been given more time, but based on this and a limited budget, we stayed true to our original concept.
I honestly think that seeing the chandelier disassembled on the floor was probably the most shocking event that we encountered. We maintained a successful project through managing our ideas, materials and workers in an effective manner. It was surprising to me how efficiently the project came together as a result of good management techniques.
I think the true hidden gem is the warmth and personality created through thoughtful design.
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