The dark exterior and drab pinky beige interior were the first faux pas to go. Laughlin covered the facade and interior walls, trim, and ceilings with one crisp white (Cloud White by Benjamin Moore) to create a seamless and expansive effect. The only surfaces to retain color? The porch’s “haint” blue ceiling and floor stripes (Copley Gray by Benjamin Moore). Instead of replacing the porch’s old tile floor, he saved $1,000 by painting over it.
Dining room: A round table eases traffic flow in a square room. Transparent chairs create the illusion of more space.