When you’re a superstar hot actress like Mila Kunis, it’s no big deal to spend a lot of money on frivolous things like cars and mansions, but the girl had planned something ultra special for the people who’ve been there for her all these years. To thank her beloved parents for taking care of her while growing up, she decided to redo the entire living room of the condo they loved almost as much as they love their talented daughter. The results prove you can turn any dull space into a micro mansion full of light.
THEY LOVE TO LOVE HER, BABY!
Now she’s an internationally beloved celeb, but Mila’s life wasn’t always as glamorous as it is today, thanks to her raging success. She was born in Ukraine, where her parents had to make do with what they had while having to raise two children. Times were tough!
OPPORTUNITY COMES KNOCKING!
Mark and Elmira Kunis, Mila’s parents, decided to emigrate to the US back in 1990 and seek a better life for the Kunis clan. They settled in St. Louis and later in L.A., which is home to the biggest movie and TV productions.
THE CONDO IS LOCATED IN LOS ANGELES
Needless to say, Mila’s parents looove their little love nest, also known as their L.A. condo. They’ve lived there since 1992 and they’re adamant in not wanting to move to a bigger place. They have friends in the area, and a lot of memories that make this the perfect place to rest and enjoy time with the loved ones.
GIVING SOMETHING BACK
But since Mila’s parents are keen on staying in that area, she decided to at least upgrade their lovely home, and take it from a somewhat-boring cement cube, to an astonishingly decorated micro mansion. She decided to redo and modernize their living room, more specifically. Since she was pregnant, she hired the services of “My Houzz,” an online platform that allows you to get in touch with designers.
THE APARTMENT LOOKED REALLY DATED
Kunis contacted a designer from the site and they got together to discuss what she wanted for her parents. The apartment looked the same as it did 25 years ago and it showed, so something needed to change, but they had to be smart about the size of the room.
WHAT A GIRL WANTS
Mila thought it was about time her parents did something to open up the space to let more light come in, and take it to the next level. The kitchen was divided by a wall that made the whole room look smaller, so the main idea was to tear it down and make that section bigger. So chop, chop, off it goes!
SMALL AND BIG CHANGES
Some of the things that needed to deeefinitely go were the two brown sofas and the wooden floor. It was a blast from the past that needed to remain there. So they decided to mount the TV on the wall and replace the tables and the chandelier.
BUT SOME THINGS WERE IRREPLACEABLE
The Kunis family had three picture frames with some beautiful art hanging from the wall. They had too much sentimental value and they represented the “past, present, and future.” They kept those, but ended up replacing their framing, so as to keep things moving and modernizing a bit more.
ECSTATIC IS THE WORD
After three weeks out of their own place, Mark and Elmira returned to their place and couldn’t believe their eyes. Stunned, was the name of the game for the Kunis family! The whole place looked spacious and beautiful, the kitchen was bigger, and they even got a new table and a bigger sofa for Mark! Hello home, sweet home!
ON MY VIDEO PHONE
Of course, they couldn’t keep the transition to themselves, as it ended up being all that, and even more! So they made a video about it, where even Ashton Kutcher played a small part. In the end they celebrated with champagne and said some beautiful words about each other.