Before, the Libbys' living and dining rooms were connected and had no boundaries to distinguish them. On top of that, their son Nate's toys were starting to take over.
"Here's what it looked like an hour ago," Oprah says. "Just functioning—1,100 square feet, three people."
After battling power outages, a small paint spill and a 42-minute time constraint, Thom and his crew put the finishing touches on the Libbys' home and are ready to invite them back in to see the results. "Libbys, dinner's ready!" Thom jokes.
The first major change was flipping the rooms. Since the Libbys need a dining room, office area, storage for Nate and a living room, Thom came up with a plan to make the most of their space. "[I moved] the living room to the smaller side, which [was] the dining room, because it sort of operates by itself," he says.
Since the condo doesn't have many windows Thom added another curtain to the interior wall to create the illusion of windows. "[It] also just makes the room feel more warm and inviting."
"I don't believe this," Megan says. "This is beautiful."
Thom decided it would be best to use a bench for one side of the dining room table. "You don't always need dining chairs at a dining table," Thom says. "This is a great way to make it kid friendly. [And] you always can squeeze in extra guests." Thom placed storage for Nate's toys behind the table.
He created the office space on the opposite wall from the table. "This is like your sort of the 'come, home grade papers, do all your business [area],'" Thom says.
"Awesome," Megan says. "Thank you so much."
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