If you’re planning a built-in island, take advantage of every inch, outfitting it with drawers, shelves, cabinets and even under-counter appliances. “We added a pull-out spice drawer on this island to store frequently used items in an easily accessible space,” says designer Kristianne Watts. It also features a wine refrigerator and a raised dining bar.
This master bedroom was once dark and traditional, but now, it is light and modern. To brighten the space, designers added sheer curtains that allow light into the room instead of blocking it. Heavier curtains were hung on a rod just outside the sheer, though, to block light and add privacy when desired. The modern headboard is the statement piece in the room, with the nightstands built into it, and the footboard doubles as a cabinet to house the television and conceal it when not in use.
A distressed finish over the mirror gives this design a beautifully vintage flair. The bakery's name is mounted over the mirror to blend it with the soothing feel of the room. Brass trim gives a luminous highlight to the shelving edges over the sleek black cabinets below.
Who wouldn't crave this elegant butler's pantry that houses a complete array of wine and sundries? Mary DeWalt used this out-of-the-way spot to feature this clever repository, replete with wine, glasses, cabinet and counter space, all decked out in the dark wood she used in other areas of the home.
A new open space for family gatherings makes your home much more livable. Although a family room addition will be expensive, especially if you’re adding exterior footprint, you’ll recoup more than half your costs in added home value. If you want to add high-end touches in a space where the kids will run wild, think vertically (and make durable choices for flooring and furniture): this remodeled family room from Tenhulzen Residential is comfortable but modern, featuring cherry cabinets with vertical-set tile surrounding the fireplace.
As sunlight pours into this sophisticated, modern living room, light is reflected of the white surfaces of the walls, cabinets and sofas to create a bright, light atmosphere. To give the space some color, designers added throw pillows to make the couches pop. The main feature in this living space, though, is the cushioned teal ottoman that mixes in a little traditional style with a modern twist. The ottoman not only functions as a cushy coffee table, it doubles as extra seating when the homeowners entertain.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers brightened a dark corner space by adding colored plants, fruits and colorful, vintage glass bottles. To help keep the small space feeling open and bright, glass paneled upper cabinets were installed helping to create an authentic, vintage feel to the space.
This homeowner's collections include many interests. One such interest is antique tools, many of which are prominently featured above the kitchen table. Hung around them are pictures of these antique tools being used by their original owners. The rest of the kitchen points the eye to the collection while still being elegant and welcoming. Rich wood cabinets bring warmth to the space, while granite countertops add texture. There is little else on the countertops, however, making the homeowner's collection the focal point in the space.
Everything about this kitchen is grand and should feel - well - absolutely overwhelming: Large island, big appliances, uber-high ceilings, even giant doors. And, yet, it doesn't. The warm, inviting wood tones and playful green cabinet doors make this kitchen feel completely approachable, while the rounded shape of the dining table is a welcoming site amid a sea of right angles. This kitchen truly feels like the heart of the home.
This lively living room is full of color. Each piece of furniture sports a vibrant shade, while all colors are tied together with the bold, multi colored rug underneath the coffee table. The throw pillows add even more life to the space with the floral patterns and shades of pink. To add color to the neutral walls, designers hung bright letters and installed wallpaper to the insides of the cabinets giving the space lots of personality.
This simple modern design boasts quality over quantity. Smooth, dark wooden cabinetry supports a lifted marble countertop. A white vessel sink with a modern stainless steel faucet is positioned below a mirror with a frame echoing the cabinet color. Large tile on the walls has a warm, neutral look in the low light of the sconces.
The homeowners are very environmentally conscious, and, naturally, wanted that consciousness to show up in the design for their kitchen, so they insisted on a design that blended natural elements with modern elements to create an eco modern feel in their home. The design includes wood shelves with live edges to bring in some of the raw beauty of nature into the space, while the straight, clean lines of the cabinets and shelves add modern flair to this stylish kitchen.
Behind its glossy façade, this kitchen island conceals tons of hidden storage. A roll-out drawer under the sink is the perfect spot to stash cleaning supplies, while a slim pull-out cabinet holds plastic wrap and aluminum foil. When closed, the dishwasher is concealed with the same sleek finish as the rest of the island.
A beautiful buffet fits perfectly in this nook. A black frame allows the gold drawers and cabinets to shine and highlights the lovely shape of the piece. White wainscoting is topped with gray wall paint with a textured look on the back wall. A decorative black framed mirror is mounted on the wall, and unique silver branch-like candlesticks top the buffet.
This bathroom reinvents traditional materials, like marble, into a contemporary style. White and gray marble flooring continues into the shower and up the shower wall. Separate small, black vanities are topped with matching marble. A black framed mirror and small mounted cabinet break up the white painted walls. A neutral rug with purple stripe warms up the floor.
Multi-hued wallpaper in a leaf pattern picks up on the yellow cabinet fronts. The custom dry-bar provides extra counter space as well as place to store and display liquor. It's clad in oak wood that was salvaged from wood pallets then run through a planer to give it a smooth finish. Free-hanging steel shelves hanging above the bar are ideal for displaying glassware as well as some of vintage collectibles.
This transitional kitchen remodel from HGTV Star Season 8 for homeowners Jair and Tiffany Paz features a built-in breakfast bar with a custom bar top and stool seating. Designers Abby Vasek, Anne Rue, and Brooks Atwood used plenty of warm neutrals, a window garden, and new glass-front cabinets to soften this kitchen space.
For the family room designers brought in plenty of seating with the blue sectional, which adds a pop of color, white armchairs and a neutral colored ottoman that doubles as a coffee table. The white color palette and large windows throughout the space keep the room feeling bright and open, while the fireplace adds a touch of warmth. On either side of the fireplace, storage was added with a set of modern cabinets that can be moved in case the homeowners decide to rearrange their family's space.