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Old 04-01-2010, 01:59 AM  
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We've recently bought a house where a patio was built on the back. I think it looks rather amateurish the way it was finished and wondering if anyone had any ideas on what to do to make it looked more professional and finished.





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Other than the exposed light fixtures, I would say that it looks very nice.



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Thanks. Maybe it is the panelling I don't care for. Paneling just reminds me of the 70s and avacado appliances and burnt orange shag.

Some decent track lighting to replace the fixtures would be nice.

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Tribble, in my opinion there is to much of the same color. The ceiling blends into the wall. The walls blend into the floor. There is no definition of space. I think if you would change the paneling color and then change the carpet to a different color or even tile, it would make a better visual statement. Room size is great and I hope you enjoy it. Adding furniture will also help.

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first thing I would do is loose the florescent tubes. The space cries out for ceiling fans!

The other thing I don't like is the ceiling. I don't know how the structure is built but if possible I would replace it with drywall. I like the paneling, if you don't you could paint it or also replace that with drywall.

As for all the aluminum - I don't like that look but it is what it is. I wouldn't go to the trouble of painting it. I think the carpet is fine.

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Old 04-03-2010, 05:39 PM  
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Thanks everyone.

I did some playing around in photoshop. Im not that good at it at all but you get the idea.

A bluish slate floor and the rest white with 2 -3 celing fans. Ceiling would be drywalled and white also.





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I dont think it looks bad at all, add a couple ceiling fans some furniture and some plants and your good to go, maybe add some recesed lighting or even a wood or stone flooring.

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Ohh nice.. That Patio looks good on the edits! Very nice work...

The hanging exposed light fixtures should be fixed for a more professional looking. The ceiling fan looks good on that as well as the chair and tables.

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Now that I see a different pic, I realize that the paneling is too high (4ft. instead of 2ft.). The ceiling fans would be a nice touch too.



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