Neutral Contemporary Living Room With Blue Artwork
This cozy sitting area evokes a loft-like feeling. A loveseat serves as the primary seating, with an upholstered ottoman serving double duty as extra seating and a coffee table. Throw pillows add extra color and pattern to the room.
As seen on HGTV's Good Bones, the completed renovation includes this great room, adjacent to both the kitchen and new main living room, incorporating a dining area and new French doors that open onto an outdoor living space.
Contemporary Sitting Room With Convenient, Adjacent Bath
Comfort and convenience define this contemporary sitting room, designed by TriplePoint Design Build, with its built-in cabinetry and minimalist furnishings. Continuing the neutral color scheme defined for this home, the space features a small couch, interesting multicolor art and an hourglass-style floor lamp with drum shade. The wood floor is partially covered by a area rug in a brown and beige circular design. For convenience sake, a bathroom has been included adjacent to the room.
Custom blown glass pendants balance the raw character of the live-edge dining table. Two-toned teal dining chars add a splash of color to the otherwise neutral dining room. White wainscoting echoes the geometric pattern of the second-floor railing.
On either side of the bed, Art Deco nightstands provide chic storage for family photos and fresh flowers. An antique lamp on top not only illuminates the room, but also evokes thoughts of Old Hollywood.
Bathroom remodels often don’t bring the highest returns simply because they’re expensive to begin with, but if you’re adding a second bath where you only had one before — or if you’re operating in a hot real estate market — remodeling can be a very smart move. Jan Goldman, owner of renovation and design firm Kitchen Elements, has a tip for creating space: no windows over tubs. “Who needs a window in the bath that you’ll never open?” she says. “It’s a design flaw that many builders indulge in. Typically, if you move the window somewhere else, the floor space will open up.” In this bath, that move created room for more than nine feet of prime counter space.