Trial & Error at the Derby Living Room Remodel

From country bumpkin to rustic modern, we’re finding our way through this living room update!

When we remodeled Lynn and Bill’s kitchen and dining room a couple years ago we ran some board & batten to dress things up. Now that we’re back updating the living room (and a few other rooms) we wanted to continue that into the living room to add something to the space.

Originally we wanted to go higher than in the other rooms to offer a better look at it with all the furniture, but once it was up, Lynn and few others who got a sneak peek weren’t sure higher was better. Looking into the kitchen and dining room from the living room you would see the batten board in both rooms, and since this was going to be the only wall in the living room to have it, that’s really what it needed to tie together.

And we had to agree—it would work better staying consistent even if that meant loosing some visibility behind the couch.

Visit us at preferredserviceswny to see more of this home improvement story!

January 17 Project Update:

Here’s the final version of the batten for the living room. We brought it down to the same height as the kitchen and dining room, and painted everything.

Lynne has promised us pictures once all her new furniture is in and we can’t wait to see the finishing touches to transform this project!

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