Jen and Mel Mihalek loved their common three-tale Chicago greystone, but realized, a few young children afterwards, that they needed to revamp the house if they were heading to preserve dwelling in it with their increasing household (and get started leasing out the major ground to tenants). With a $200,000 budget, Meg and Joe Piercy saw prospective to rework some of the framework of the residence and make it into a cohesive house that the entire household could take pleasure in.

In the most recent episode of HGTV’s “Renovation Goldmine,” Meg and Joe focused on transforming the whole residence, with an emphasis on some select spaces. The dwelling area was situated correct off of the entryway and served as one particular of the very first impressions of the house, so it was significant to give the home a elegant update.

The dwelling room commenced as a functional-but-primary place, with plain white walls, darkish wood trim, and dim blue curtains. The primary furnishings (including a grey couch, chair, and espresso desk) belonged to a renter, so none of it could be employed in the renovation. Given that they’d be doing work with a blank canvas, Meg and Joe determined to seem in other places for feasible dollars-saving home furnishings restoration. They sourced content from the rest of the Mihaleks’ home and also recruited some of their close by family members users for additional items.

Meg and Joe painted the walls a dim, mossy blue-gray coloration and included white curtains on gold-colored curtain rods. They also painted the trim of the room white (all-around the home windows and managing together the floorboards), which served the new wall shade to pop. They brought in a new light blue sofa and accent chair. They also added a white and gold coffee desk, which subtly matched the window fixtures. To support help you save income, the Piercys painted Jen and Mel’s old wooden bedroom dresser white and incorporated it into the dwelling room.

“While we needed to make your dwelling beautiful, we also actually wanted your ladies to sense like they could really dwell below, and so just about every structure decision we produced was with them in head,” Meg spelled out to the couple. She cited the dim paint choice and indoor-out of doors couch fabric, the two of which would be friendly to kids’ “sticky fingers.” 

In the upcoming place, Meg and Joe gave the home a overall transform by producing a new kitchen from scratch. Rather than utilizing the outdated kitchen area in the again of the dwelling (which they wound up scrapping and turning into a learn bed room and private rest room), the pair pushed back again a person of the bedrooms and made an solely new, larger place for a fresh and updated kitchen that could in shape the overall family members. 

The Piercys set up fresh new appliances (together with a fridge and dishwasher), white cupboards (upper and reduce), and modern light-weight fixtures in the new kitchen. They also extra an island with substantial seating and a stone countertop for relaxed mealtimes. The finishing contact was the vibrant yellow personalized array that they have been ready to spending plan for, many thanks to some of the furniture refurbishment completed all over the renovation.

“Renovation Goldmine” airs Saturdays at 8/7 central on HGTV.