Our living room is where we spend most of our time in the house so it was one of the first rooms to undergo renovation.
Before- The biggest problem I had with the room was that it felt very closed off from the rest of the house due to the fact that the doorway into the space was very small. This also posed a problem in the summer in terms of airflow.
After- The biggest job be did was replace the windows with doors. Not only does it make the room tolerable in the summer heat it looks sooo much better. As for the other changes in the room we added a mantel, painted and replaced the floors and trim.