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Livingroom remodel

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This "window" is between my livingroom and hallway. My house was built in the 70s and this makes it look so dated. What should I do with it??
  • livingroom remodel, home decor, windows

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  • Marianne Radley
    Marianne Radley
    on Sep 13, 2012

    Depends on how much you want to do. If you want a cheap and fast fix you could take out the spindles and insert frosted glass or etched glass. That's the simple way but not what I'd do. I'd open the wall as much as possible for a more spacious feel. Just depends on how much you can do and how much you can afford!

  • Z
    Z
    on Sep 13, 2012

    Though I happen to like it as is, I cant think of a few ways to disguise it. Adhere cut to size beveled mirrors on each side so the trim looks like the frame. Remove the spindles and have a shelf unit made to fit snugly inside. Remove spindles and trim, add studs and close in the wall.

  • Donna R
    Donna R Lumberton, TX
    on Sep 13, 2012

    I could see taking out the spindles and hanging an old window or freshly painted old window, whichever you prefer, in the opening. I like the idea of opening up the wall as Marianne suggested, if you want to go that much into it. Shelves, that Becky suggested sound good too. It's got good possibilities.

  • Carol S
    Carol S Warwick, RI
    on Sep 13, 2012

    This wall maybe the load bearing wall of the house - so what I am about to suggest may not be do able. Open it up - make it the entrance. You must have another enterance into the room? - You could close it off - and do as you please with the new corner and wall space.

  • Becky H
    Becky H Tampa, FL
    on Sep 13, 2012

    Before you decide what to do w/the opening, another consideration is your A/C ducts. Check their locations and make sure the air circulation in that area doesn't rely on having that opening.

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