McElroy RenovationContemporary Family & Games Room, Philadelphia
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The stairs open up to the newly expanded lower-level family room. The home’s original front door from the garage had been through the utility room. They removed the bedroom next to the garage and expanded this room so that instead of entering the house through the utility room, they now get to walk in through here.After they removed the extra guest bedroom, they were left with a mix of floor coverings on the lower level. Robert brought in Urban Evolutions, a reclaimed-wood vendor, with the idea to use the wood from an old gym floor. The company offered him a few options, and he picked one that still had some painted boards. ‘I liked the primary colours on this one and gave them the direction of 25 percent painted to 75 percent unpainted boards as a mix,’ he says. A local company installed the wood, mixing the coloured pieces with the natural pieces according to Robert’s design. ‘The installers were ultimately great,’ he says, ‘but originally were like, “You want to plane it down, right?"’Rug and sofa, ABC Carpet & Home. TV stand, Design Within Reach. Armchair, Aalto, Artek original reproduction.