From an empty dining room to a new home office

October 3, 2016

A brand new home office
This is the third part of my home’s renovation on a budget.

We wanted to create more space in our home and I finally convinced my husband to transform our empty dining room into a new home office.  All was done on budget and most of the furniture and accessories were recycled from other rooms. Here is the before:

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The dining room was integrated to our living area, you can see it here, and now that is how the room looks like:

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balcony before and after

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