Jen and Mel Mihalek loved their classic three-story Chicago greystone, but realized, three kids later, that they needed to revamp the space if they were going to keep living in it with their growing family (and start renting out the top floor to tenants). With a $200,000 budget, Meg and Joe Piercy saw potential to rework some of the structure of the home and make it into a cohesive space that the whole family could enjoy.
In the latest episode of HGTV’s “Renovation Goldmine,” Meg and Joe focused on remodeling the entire home, with an emphasis on some select spaces. The living room was situated right off of the entryway and served as one of the first impressions of the home, so it was important to give the room a classy update.
The living room began as a functional-but-basic space, with plain white walls, dark wooden trim, and