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QUARTER-ROUND, OVERSIZE and OTHER WINDOWS, $2,605 (for six). (Credit: Photo by Steven Sunshine)

QUARTER-ROUND, OVERSIZE and OTHER WINDOWS, $2,605 (for six). Includes quarter-round windows ($258 and $683) at fireplace from WindowRama, Farmingdale; oversize windows ($636 for two), conventional windows ($728 for two) from Pella Windows and Doors Showroom, Ronkonkoma; and window trim ($300).
FLOOR-TO-CEILING STONE FIREPLACE, $10,883. This includes the stone ($2,883) supplied by the contractor and the stonework ($8,000) done by contractor.
MAHOGANY MANTEL, $200. Includes supplies ($200); fabrication is part of construction costs.
LENNOX MONTICETO ESTATE WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE UNIT, $7,079. This puts out heat so efficiently that Viglass uses fans to push the heat away from her fish tanks. From Lennox Hearth Products, Canada
GRANITE SEAT, $750. From a trade source.
BUILT-IN WOOD BOXES, included. Fabricated by contractor. (February 2012)

Home makeover: A garage is transformed into a dream den

After years of collecting ideas, Irene Viglass took the plunge to turn her two-car garage into a family room. Viglass, owner of Colorscapes Ltd., a landscape design firm in Huntington, had crunched the numbers for four years. "I wanted a nice entryway and a room my three children could hang out in." A business associate did much of the construction for the project, which included building a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace. Total cost: About $70,000. -- Sylvia E. King-Cohen

BEFORE.
(Credit: Irene Viglass)

BEFORE.

CARPET, $2,600. From The Home Depot, Huntington. RECLINER
(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

CARPET, $2,600. From The Home Depot, Huntington.
RECLINER and SOFA, existing.
PAINT, $90 (three cans). Mix of colors by Benjamin Moore, including white and peach. From Aboff’s Paints, Huntington, applied by a friend.
CROWN MOLDING, $300. From Burt Lumber, installed by Jerry van den Valentyn; both of Huntington.
CEILING FAN, $200. From The Home Depot.
RECTANGULAR WINDOW, $150. Belvedere Window Outlet, Bohemia.
COCKTAIL TABLE, $35. From a garage sale.
CHAIR and OTTOMAN, $630. From Macy’s, Carle Place.
52-INCH FLAT-SCREEN TELEVISION, existing.
CONSTRUCTION, $37,800. Includes $25,000 contractor costs; $2,500 architectural fee from Kevin McCray of McCray Architect P.C., Dix Hills; $1,000 in surveys and permits; $2,450 electrical; $1,850 plumbing; $5,000 in supplies from Burt Lumber. (February 2012)

FISH TANKS, $1,500 (for two). Purchased through newspaper
(Credit: Photo by Steven Sunshine)

FISH TANKS, $1,500 (for two). Purchased through newspaper classified ads. (February 2012)

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WINDOW TREATMENTS, $726 (for four). Includes scrollwork shades,
(Credit: Photo by Steven Sunshine)

WINDOW TREATMENTS, $726 (for four). Includes scrollwork shades, scrollwork curtain rods and panels. From The Home Depot, Commack. (February 2012)

WINDOW TREATMENTS, $726 (for four). Includes scrollwork shades,
(Credit: Photo by Steven Sunshine)

WINDOW TREATMENTS, $726 (for four). Includes scrollwork shades, scrollwork curtain rods and panels. From The Home Depot, Commack. (February 2012)

QUARTER-ROUND, OVERSIZE and OTHER WINDOWS, $2,605 (for six).
(Credit: Photo by Steven Sunshine)

QUARTER-ROUND, OVERSIZE and OTHER WINDOWS, $2,605 (for six). Includes quarter-round windows ($258 and $683) at fireplace from WindowRama, Farmingdale; oversize windows ($636 for two), conventional windows ($728 for two) from Pella Windows and Doors Showroom, Ronkonkoma; and window trim ($300).
FLOOR-TO-CEILING STONE FIREPLACE, $10,883. This includes the stone ($2,883) supplied by the contractor and the stonework ($8,000) done by contractor.
MAHOGANY MANTEL, $200. Includes supplies ($200); fabrication is part of construction costs.
LENNOX MONTICETO ESTATE WOOD-BURNING FIREPLACE UNIT, $7,079. This puts out heat so efficiently that Viglass uses fans to push the heat away from her fish tanks. From Lennox Hearth Products, Canada
GRANITE SEAT, $750. From a trade source.
BUILT-IN WOOD BOXES, included. Fabricated by contractor. (February 2012)

DOORS, $2,491 (for two). She wanted the star-burst
(Credit: Photo by Steven Sunshine)

DOORS, $2,491 (for two). She wanted the star-burst adornment of the front door ($1,208) and yard-access door ($1,283) to match. From The Home Depot.
ENTRYWAY MIRROR, $10. This is really a mirrored closet door Viglass found at a garage sale. “I always pictured having an entry way with a large mirror,” she says.
ENTRYWAY TABLE, $47. From The Home Depot.
ENTRYWAY RUNNERS, $150 (for two). From The Home Depot. (February 2012)

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