Family Room: Here are three views of this cozy room. I used a flash on the first photo, but not the next two. You get a fair feeling for daytime lighting and night time lighting this way. The recessed lights are on a dimmer so I can have the room as bright as I like. The furniture arrangement is almost final, but needs a little tweaking.
I had originally posted pictures of the old space here--scary, catch-all, sad. But I had to delete them. I found in looking at them, they conjured more than the old ugliness in my house, but also some old ugliness in my life. I can't do anything about the past. It's finished. I have to look forward, focus on the changes in my life and positive new directions. The changes in my home are certainly symbolic of that.
UPDATE: Okay, I am putting the "before" pictures back up here. I've sufficiently recovered from the shock to appreciate the wonderful new space and to forgive myself for how awful it used to be.