After I posted the other day about our Shift Console, I “saw the light” and realized I never shared one huge part of the transformation in our living room and why it is so much lighter and brighter in the after pictures.
This is what it looks like now:
And this is what it looked like when we bought the house:
I would like to…er…”thank”…a few very large trees for the shade and darkness in the before picture.
And I would like to actually thank our tree cutting service for the brightness of the room now.
These pictures are pretty accurate in terms of how much light made it into our living room pre-tree cutting and post-tree cutting. Our living room stretches the length of one side of our house, so there is a large window at one end:
And a patio door at the other end:
As in, perfect conditions for a nice, bright room.
Except when there are big trees blocking all the light.
There was a huge maple tree by our front window and two equally huge trees right outside our patio, and while great if you like shade, not so great for the natural light. Plus, we risked foundation damage from the roots and falling branches from the trees closest to the house, so they had to come down. I wish I had pictures of the process, but this was over a year ago and before I was blogging. It was nuts watching those guys climb up the trees! Such a scary job. I have so much appreciation for what they do.
The trees didn’t go to waste. We got some great firewood out of the deal, and the tree removal company is also a firewood company, so the rest of the wood we didn’t keep wood not, I mean would not, go to waste.