By adding vertical shelves between windows you can create a fresh and open storage unit in any room. The floating shelves can provide the same amount of storage as a case good without the use of a bulky cabinet or bookshelf. Design by John Gidding
Vintage pendants illuminate the kitchen table made from an antique metal base and salvaged wood. Double French doors lead out to the backyard. The doors are encased in thick, dark-stained molding, coordinating with the substantial window and door casings throughout the space.
The primary goal of any new window installation is energy efficiency. But how do you know when to spend thousands to replace all your windows, rather than make a few minor repairs to achieve the same result? Decaying or rotting window casings need total replacement, as well as windows that don't properly open and close. Otherwise, weather stripping and caulking can be applied to increase energy efficiency. Budget tip: Visit Homewyse.com to estimate the average cost to install replacement windows in your ZIP code.
The old, cracked driveway has been replaced with stamped concrete that looks like brick, coordinating well with the walkway leading to the porch. The driveway's dark gray border adds an accent that echoes the dark green window casings on the garage and house.
This Colonial house now has a welcoming, beach-style exterior thanks to HGTV's Curb Appeal. Chocolate brown shutters and white window casing accent the cool island-inspired green color while a long front porch gives the family the perfect place to lounge outdoors.
A square window lets in natural light as guests walk up the chocolate-toned, wooden stair case of this urban space in Austin, TX. Dark wooden interior panels give the stairs a modern flair, with contrasting creamy tones giving the space an airy and open feel.
This transitional dining room features a round glass table with four neutral upholstered chairs. A case of red roses sits at the center, while orange and neutral curtains frame a nearby window. White stone and red bricks decorate the fireplace, while brown hardwood floors provide a finishing touch.
The San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014 guest bedroom mixes museum-quality case goods that are perfectly at home in a stately historic room. Designer Melanie Coddington added luxurious designer details, such as two-toned window treatments, a sumptuous blue bed, and a large floral area rug that ties the entire space together.
The shower was a complete overhaul and got a new window, brand new tile and a frosted glass panel for some privacy while still keeping the overall feeling open and light. The cabinets got a paint job and added casing around the mirrors to create more of a custom feel.
The details are what make this charming, yet modern farmhouse kitchen. Green marble countertops extend to the apron sink to create a continuous line. The color is repeated on the window casings for a crisp, modern effect. Brass hardware and fixtures fit with the home's historic character and yet also are "right now."
The shower in this master bathroom was a complete overhaul and got a new window, brand new tile and a frosted glass panel for some privacy while still keeping the overall feeling open and light. The cabinets got a paint job and added casing around the mirrors to create more of a custom feel.
This sleek, yet quaint farmhouse kitchen features both period and modern elements, including Mid-Century-inspired barstools and a traditional apron sink. Green is a motif that repeats throughout, on the countertop, the light fixtures and even the window casings. A contemporary color palette and modern furnishings transformed this once dark and dated home into a livable and family-friendly country house.
The green marble finish in this renovation farmhouse kitchen extends to the deep apron sink, creating a continuous line that's echoed on the insides of the window casings. The overall effect is crisp and fresh, giving the space modern punch that ties in with the home's contemporary flair. Brass fixtures are both on-trend and period-appropriate.
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.
Like the master bedroom, the master bath is designed to provide a virtual outdoor experience, creating the impression that the space is open to the outside. The seamless glass windows that form the outer walls are made of Starfire glass, a highly specialized glass that is actually clearer than ordinary glass and typically reserved for such purposes as building jewelry display cases and high-end aquariums. The cost of upgrading from clear glass to Starfire glass was more than $1 million. The master bath's freestanding tub cost more than $20,000, as seen on HGTV's Million Dollar Rooms.
This modern kitchen remodel features a deep brown cabinetry paired with a neutral tile backsplash and granite countertops. Incorporating an eating area into the kitchen island eliminates the need for a separate kitchen table.In this case, the unusual shape of the kitchen island compensates for misaligned window placement. The unique countertop is made from Brazilian Mascarelo granite. Stainless steel appliances and metal kitchen stools add upgraded and coordinating features to the space.
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 bathroom stared out with a huge roman raised tub, orange floral wallpaper and a dark enclosed shower. he walls got a textured wallpaper that added some subtle color and another texture to the space. The shower was a complete overhaul and got a new window, brand new tile and a frosted glass panel for some privacy while still keeping the overall feeling open and light. The cabinets got a paint job and added casing around the mirrors to create more of a custom feel.