As seen on HGTV's Fixer Upper, the craft room was an oasis for mom and her children, so Joanna designed a space that would reflect that passion for creativity. Built-in cabinets provide plenty of storage so that organization is never an issue, while open shelving provides a place to show off colorful objects. The rustic desktop and metallic message board gives the space a splash of personality and ties the design in to the rest of the home, while the children have their own table, just the right size for them, to create their own art while their mom creates hers.
Bold, blue artwork defines this high-drama dining room, which features white walls and a coffered ceiling with a unique, angular design. Slipcovered chairs offer crisp, yet comfortable seating that invites guests to linger. A wine cellar is surrounded by smoked glass, giving visitors a peek at the bottles stored inside. A built-in sideboard next to the wine cellar is functional and stylish, and offers a perfect nook to display dramatic artwork.
One cannot have too many batteries during an emergency. One can, however, have too many batteries, of undetermined age, rolling around loose. Try a battery storage rack like this one from Range Kleen, which neatly holds 64 batteries of all shapes and sizes. A built-in battery tester lets you check the charge levels. Mount the rack to a wall or place it flat inside a drawer.
Stretch your design budget with discounted tile. Atlanta designer Karina Souki Bryant recommends finding a discontinued tile on sale. Often stores will only have a few boxes of discounted tile, but if you collect multiple boxes from more than one location, you can get the tile you need for a much lower price tag. Bryant suggests asking a store associate to check the supply at other store locations to make sure you’re making a good choice. The gray glass tile in Bryant’s contemporary bathroom, which was built by Imery Group, was on discount at a builder's supply store.
Glee creator Ian Brennan's living room was redesigned by HGTV Design Star winner Emily Henderson, as seen on HGTV's Secrets From A Stylist. Emily makes the fireplace the focal point by hanging a huge statement portrait of President William Harrison above it and flanking it with antique sconces. She creates vignettes around the room with accessories that reflect Ian's personality to give the space a homier feel. Built-in shelves beautifully frame a large window providing maximum storage. A white eyelet pendant light, soft throw pillows, and pouf ottoman are cozy accessories.
A formerly drab guest room was turned into a glamorous and inspired feminine retreat. Bright green accents add vibrancy to the room's neutral palette, while natural light fills the space. Custom bedding combines a comforter with a built-in dust ruffle, while tall lamps and a high, tufted custom headboard add height to the small space.
Chip and his crew, from HGTV's hit show Elbow Room, were able to open up the Klingshims' kitchen by removing a few walls. The family wanted to modernize, but still wanted to keep the classic feel of the era in which the home was built. The team kept some of the more traditional aspects, such as the wood floors and traditional colors, but they modernized with features like custom cabinets and a brick backsplash.
With a price tag of $29.8 million, San Francisco's Residence 2646, built by Troon Pacific, comes with a luxe feature or two including a garage-level car vault, LEED-platinum certification, advanced air-filtration systems and building materials and finishes that avoided "red-list" (worst-in-class materials in the building industry including asbestos compounds, BPAs and formaldehyde, among many others) chemicals. Oh, and for more prosaic tastes, the six-bedroom, eight-bathroom five-level home also boasts stunning views of the San Francisco Bay.
Many new-construction homes are built with paneled, hollow-core interior doors. These are often considered eyesores, but their presence can be minimized by painting them the same color as the walls and/or covering them with wall hooks to hold towels or robes. Another clever idea is to completely cover the door with art. In order to this this, you'll need anchors to reinforce the hollow veneer of the door and help support each featured piece.
"The wall divider with a built-in curve serves wonderfully well as both sculpture and room divider," says HGTV Design Star judge Vern Yip. "The ingenious employment of fabric over stretchers showcases how to easily create a one-of-a-kind headboard of impressive magnitude, and the complete control of a fuchsia and gray color palette is a perfect solution for a small space that demands an injection of something bold."
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, Jillian Harris' overall design for Joyce and Steven was a mix of both their desires. Joyce wanted a timeless design that would stand the test of time and Steven wanted it to be contemporary. Big and open was another wish, so that they could fulfill their entertaining needs. The wall that separated the kitchen from the dining room was removed. The previous walls were all Popcorn Walls, now refinished and painted Silver Drop dining and living room. The Oak hardwood floors throughout the main floor were refinished. There are new casings on all the windows throughout the main floor. Within the dining room are two built-in China Cabinets, white with glass doors that were rebuilt. The ceilings were just above the windows and the greatest design surprise for Jillian was being able to open the space up by vaulting the ceilings.
This home's owners are obsessed with color and wanted bright color on every inch of the home's exterior. Various shades of blue connect the house, sited on the ridge of a hill, to the the sky that serve as its backdrop. The complementary orange creates a dynamic contrast. Because the house sits in a special zoning area, the design team could not increase the square footage of the existing house. Instead, they built a separate structure and connected it to the old house with a structurally independent deck.
Since this beach house is raised to meet flood requirements -- as are many -- it's always nice to have a place to gather outside right outside of the living and kitchen spaces without coming down out of the residence. Designers used outdoor fabrics, furnishings, appliances and built-in cabinetry to withstand the sun, salt, sand, wind and rain that is common on beach house porches.
Placed under a large window that allows natural light inside with patterned roman shades and a one-light wall sconce on each side, the white freestanding tub with center drain includes an ergonomic design and heated surface with three heat settings for soothing warmth on your back, neck and shoulders. “The freestanding tub gives the bathroom a bit more elegance than a built-in tub,” says project manager Scott Branscom.
Storage Dilemma: You have a bathroom with a pedestal sink or vanity with limited counterspace. Solution: For this bathroom by Criner Remodeling, a niche behind the toilet with built-in glass shelves creates a much-needed home for grooming essentials and framed photos. This keeps the products within easy reach, and the photos help personalize the space.
This family’s sunroom is so popular that it’s rendered the actual family room virtually unused. It is officially the family’s favorite place to hang out. The room actually just received what we like to call a “facelift” this past summer. The spacious sectional, motorized shades, art, tables, rug and pillows are all new additions. As a self-proclaimed texture fanatic, I added grasscloth to the ceiling just to get one more natural element into the room. For this family, I built a tone-on-tone foundation with lots of texture and added in color with pillows and accessories.
Kitchen compost bins make it easy to save your food scraps without making a special trip outoors. A bucket or pail with a lid will do, and if countertop space is tight, you can tuck your kitchen collector under a cabinet or inside a pantry. If odors are a problem, opt for a collector with a built-in carbon filtration system. It will let the scraps get enough air to decompose while it controls icky smells.
Just across the wall from the living area is the home gym. Separated from the rest of the space by a glass wall, the gym contains a television, built-in shelving for storage, work out machines and a sparring pad. The two-way fireplace pushes heat into this space, allowing the homeowner to get the most out of his workout. The glass wall that separates the spaces allows the gym to be visually connected to the rest of the basement, while remaining physically separated.