before/after: family living room

My family home is over 100 years old, and my dad has been tackling a different project each year for the past 18 years. The living room was one of the last rooms to be gutted and redone. 

Along with the dry wall and paint job, my Dad rewired the surround sound and put all of the entertainment cables and cords in the walls. Fancy.

My sister was very aware that I was taking snapshots of the room and  did not see any need to sit up.
Bonus: Adorable beagle.

Don’t my mom and dad make a great home renovation team?