The large energy-efficient aluminum clad window folds back for easy operation. “It opens fully and gives you complete access to the countertop outside, making it easy to set plates from the kitchen to the dining area out back,” says project manager Scott Branscom.
8. On the next string begin with a snowball, but cut the first straw in half and retain the other half for the top of the string. This will allow the balls to hang at alternating levels from one string to the next. Continue alternating the beginning straw from whole to half as you complete the remaining strings.
9. When you have completed all the strings, tie them to a tension rod that you have installed in the window. Hang the first string about 2 inches in from the window. Every strand after that should hang about 4 inches apart.
A completely curved kitchen created a challenge for designer Mary Anne Smiley but she was able to turn it into an interesting and inviting space. With limited room to work with, the kitchen island doubles and a breakfast nook on the other side for an efficient use of space.
Those dining chairs are just as functional as they are stylish, as they ensure that the owners have plenty of seats for their next party. A midcentury sideboard completes the space and offers essential storage.
When they need a place to jot down grocery lists, make budgets or send emails, the owners can enjoy this dedicated workspace in the corner of the kitchen. A modern sconce illuminates the desk, while the wood chair complements the kitchen's earthy color palette.
By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, HGTV Fixer Upper host Chip Gaines found the original fireplace underneath, and decided to keep it as a unique design element. The original shiplap was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and natural wood awnings were installed around the windows.
Three barstools sit at the counter of this contemporary kitchen, offering a cozy place to enjoy a hearty meal. The kitchen radiates a warm ambiance thanks to warm wood tones and a mix of pendant and recessed lighting.
Five barstools give guests a front row seat to watch the chef prep dinner. At the same time, an expansive stone-clad counter makes plenty of room for glasses, plates and other essentials of the evening.