The team widened the stairs and hall by borrowing space from the front room and added a window to bring in light. Then they turned the room into a stylish home office and library, with a half bath hidden behind two new walls. A closet corrals coats and strollers, cherry shelves build in function, and a warm shade of paint adds personality. Says Tamily, "When I peer in at night and see those shelves and the orange glow, it feels so cozy."
Shown: The new cherry built-ins, reclaimed-pine floorboards, and mahogany newel post complement the existing floor and salvaged banister. Warm-toned paint echoes and unites the cherry and mahogany millwork and pine floors.