This poolhouse is located on a lower terrace behind the main home at the basement level. The property's natural slope presented a design challenge, but it also allowed for a large rear terrace. The adjacent pool features large gray flagstones.
One of the main challenges of this space is its long and narrow proportion. By lining three work stations lengthwise along the walls, there is instant privacy at each desk while still allowing communication to effortlessly flow.
One of the challenges in this roof deck makeover was working with the narrow space. Designers opted for a built-in bench on one side of the dining table, instead of chairs which need more room to pull out.
Designers on HGTV's "Design Star" were challenged to turn a storage container into a functional living space. Built-in bookshelves offer stylish storage with eclectic curated accessories in this home office nook while an armless chair saves space without sacrificing chic.
Stunning though it may be, this outdoor space also faces unique maintenance challenges, like caring for the lawn joints between the stone pavers. To keep the yard flawless, the landscape architects carefully trim around the concrete and so create a pristine pathway.
Having virtually no natural light to work with is one of the biggest design challenges when creating a basement bathroom. Add dramatic elements with texture that make the space feel less like a basement or more like a spa-like bathroom.
Bright green pots complement natural green herbs in a hanging garden, providing a colorful punch to this back deck. Eileen Beaver, who blogs at A Creative Day, created this hanging herb planter for the Home Depot Patio Style Challenge.
Before the remodel, this former galley kitchen faced challenges such as a low ceiling and an unsightly plumbing stack. A custom cabinet with an appliance garage and notched pull-out trays helps maximize storage. A wood-toned island adds convenience and visual interest.
For one of the HGTV Design Star challenges, an eclectic dining room features a fun abstract mural that flows from one wall across the floor to the other wall. A large white table is paired with light wood benches for dining.
Tylor's camera challenge tip? Create a faux chair rail with painter's tape. The HGTV Star judges weren't wowed by this lackluster addition in the transitional living room design. Cris took a stab at creating the trio of painted canvases above the sectional.
HGTV Design Star contestant Britany gave this once boring and mismatched living room a fashionable makeover for part of the final challenge of season seven. She used warm gray walls to tie the space together and give it a sophisticated-but-livable feel.
In the fashion challenge as seen on HGTV's Design Star, finalist Emily Henderson selects the tailored suit to use as her inspiration. Streamlined furnishings and luxurious fabrics reflect the suit's look. A mixture of metallic and faux fur pillows contrast well with the tailored sofa.
The area rug, as well as the lounge chairs, are custom pieces designed by Habachy Designs. The oval shape of the space posed a challenge, so the rug was made to accommodate the design. African and Asian decor throughout the home add a worldly touch.
The unique challenge to the designers of this kitchen was to create an efficient, high-style room that would tuck into a corner space. To accomplish that, the range and hood became the kitchen's focal point and innovative customizations were used like a triangular island.
To make a spatially challenged dining spot feel larger and brighter, consider hanging an oversized mirror above the sideboard or directly across from any windows. This will help bounce light around the room, create the illusion of more space, and also help capitalize on any exterior views.
The elevated, diagonal ridge beam that projects out on the leading edge of the wooden structure posed a challenge for the design team. Custom steel connections and careful planning made the outdoor layout successful in creating a cozy lounge for the homeowners and their guests to enjoy.