As seen on Home Town, Ben and Erin Napier have completely renovated the Saxton residence in Laurel, Mississippi. The existing kitchen had too many doors and a poor design. The renovated kitchen now features new cabinetry, a new custom island built by Ben Napier and a stone backsplash that has the look of beadboard.
This contemporary shower is built expressly for dog washing, a fact that's made clear by the word "woof" embedded in the tile. Throughout this estate-size home, fun and whimsical touches speak to the playful personalities of the homeowners. With three kids, the family's house is designed for maximum comfort and fun.
You would never know that this fabulous walk-in closet was created from an outdoor storage room. An exterior door and window were closed and removed to allow space for custom built-in shelving, providing ample room for clothing, shoes and jewelry. The light from the sparkling hanging fixture bounces off a shimmery petal pink ceiling, while glass shoe shelves mounted in front of pink damask wallpaper provide a beautiful focal point. Nicole Norris, ASID, NCIDQ, is responsible for the dressing room design in this North Carolina home.
The Point Loma, Calif., home was built in 1935 and needed a renovation to bring it to the modern world. During the remodeling, it was important to preserve the historic front facade of the home. An inviting front courtyard features beautiful landscaping, a brick patio and lap pool covered by pergola.
Geremia Design chose unique finishes for the kid's bathroom, including a penny tile and a copper subway tile. A reclaimed wood built-in cabinet complements the deep brass tones in the tile.
Copper tiles will patina over time, adding green tones to the design. It is a fun detail for a kid's bathroom, so they could watch the tile change in front of their own eyes.
The circular wine room below the rear turret of this Tudor-style home is filled with custom built-in wine racks and stone shelves. Natural stone is used on most of the walls in the space, and reclaimed brick covers all of the floors. The entire space is "reclaimed" since it replaces what was once a garage and basement. Very little heat (or cooling) is used to make these subterranean spaces function properly.
"When you're working on a strict budget, cash doesn't usually extend to custom-made built-in cabinetry," says designer Anna Williams. "Instead, I've used a set of affordable and modern white bookshelves to create plenty of storage, without the expense." A bright abstract is a colorful focal point, while wicker baskets provide some hidden storage options.
Unless your shelves are fixed in a built-in or other shelving unit, "vary shelf heights so they don't all line up exactly," suggests Nancy Barsotti, ASID fellow and interior designer in New York City and Pittsburgh. You'll be able to use larger pieces and break out of the "lined-up soldiers" look that gets boring so quickly.
The removal of the wall that separates the kitchen and the living room creates a more open space for dinners and entertaining. The new white kitchen has new non-slip tiles (for the aging dogs), new cabinets, appliances, and lighting, as well as in-floor heating (for the dogs). The kitchen is also surrounded by built in pocket dog doors which allows the homeowners to contain the dogs in a comfortable environment while they are away. As seen on HGTV's hit show Love It or List It Too.
The rick natural tones of the exterior wood brings warmth to offset the cool tones of the furniture. A light gray sofa and two cream arm chairs face into an Asian coffee table. A large floor lamp features a small built in shelf around the base. A graphic rug pattern adds a darker hue to the design and softens the lounge space over the stone tile floor.
The entry to this quaint Jamestown, Rhode Island, cottage is both charming and functional, with a built-in bench that's perfect for stopping to put on or take off shoes. Nautical-style light fixtures hang from the peaked, beamed ceiling. Copious white-painted woodwork fits with the bungalow's East Coast cottage style, giving the home a sense of place from the moment a visitor steps inside.
A color-blocking strategy fills built-in shelves in this family room. Blogger Gabrielle Blair admits the wide expanse of shelving was a bit intimidating at first, but she says on her Design Mom blog, that she wanted to create a look that someone with no design experience could replicate.
Through French doors, and you enter the bedroom. The off-black wall color continues. A similar shade is Wrought Iron from Aphrochic Interior Paint. Inside the bedroom is another built-in designed by Kelley. A shelving unit divides the home office from the bed. The shelving offers an abundance of storage for Kelley’s collected pieces. Below, drawers have been installed as additional storage for clothing and accessories.
The sofa serves as a natural divider to separate a living area from a dining space in this open basement. Exposed ceiling beams and built-in shelves add a dark accent color to the calm, neutral room. Upholstered chairs sit around an octagonal glass dining table, providing a comfortable spot for dining.
A pristine tiled fountain rests at the center of a wide motor court that provides auto access to this sprawling Mediterranean-style estate. Named The Beverly House, the luxurious property was built in 1927 and designed by architect Gordon Kaufmann. An 800-foot driveway leads to this courtyard, winding through the manicured grounds.
A large kitchen island provides ample space for extra food preparation and stylish additional seating in this sleek transitional kitchen with a farmhouse feel. Country influenced accents from the teapot and fun, painted chairs liven the space while conical metal pendant light and tile backsplash shimmer among the sleek line and neutral palette cabinetry. Built-in storage provides an ideal place for organizing mail, showcasing assorted glassware and showing off family photos on the bulletin board.
The scope of this project involved adding 1,217 square feet to an 87-year-old home to meet the needs of a growing family. The exterior was built to look original to the home and to complement the neighboring houses in the historic neighborhood. The addition has a seamless look by matching the home's existing brick but part of it was designed to look like an enclosed sleeping porch, a common characteristic of older homes in the neighborhood.
The older daughter's room features a lot of custom elements. A custom drywall panel was added to create an accent element and finished with a black-and-white patterned wall covering. The contemporary room has a white palette with chrome accents and shades of purple throughout. A built-in desk has ample shelving while a large mirror sliding door conceals the closet space across from the bed.