WOW! This 20×20 family room was previously a carpeted room with walls and ceiling completely covered in knotty pine. There was virtually no natural light and the room felt very dark and tight. The homeowners wished to brighten up the situation a bit! All knotty pine was removed, which exposed a ton of open space above the ceiling joists. We supported the ridge, added collar ties to all rafters, and installed a nice 24″ vaulted ceiling joist system. All walls were built out about 1 1/2″ to hide the brick/cement walls, as well as to correct and plumb any imperfections. We also added two large new construction vinyl windows along the exterior wall to add extra natural light. A cozy 12″ (R-38) of fiberglass insulation was added to all walls and ceiling, followed by a professional drywall installation and finishing (Walter Drywall Finishing, LLC – 419-551-4858). Super bright LED disc lights were added in strategic locations, all of which are operated by dimmer switches for control (Elite Electrical Solutions, LLC – 419-630-8605). Finally, a nice durable vinyl plank floor covering was installed, followed up by solid pine window/door casing and baseboard trim. All in all, this room looks like a completely different space, and 100% brighter and more modern! Check out the before/after pictures below. Give me a shout if I can make your home remodel dreams a reality! 419-212-3200 – FREE ESTIMATES!