This view looking into the kitchen from the great room highlights the strong connection between spaces and the good flow in the main level of this livable coastal modern home. The kitchen’s existing low ceiling was raised and vaulted, to match the ceiling in the great room and give the space a sense of airiness.
This view shows the dining room's central location off the home's front entry, now part of an open great room with wonderful flow and a coordinated look and feel. Removing walls allowed a better connection between spaces and increased the natural light that now floods into this urban home.
This wide view of the dining room with the 4-panel sliding patio doors on the left side and open-concept kitchen in the background highlights the prefinished engineered floor in a few shades darker than the grayish-brown walls. The durable flooring helps create great flow and a smooth transition between the main living areas of the home.
Get smart on plant choices. While hardscape will eat up the majority of your budget, purchasing plants to fill a backyard — or even a single garden bed — adds up quickly. Notice the color dotted throughout, giving structure to the planting. Without these accents, a mass planting simply looks like a formal mass of plants as opposed to a more natural and flowing form.
No other plant can add movement and catch light like ornamental grasses. They can soften, yet enhance masonry elements with their airy form and uniquely capture and filter the sun's rays. Tip: Be sure to place them where they can catch the light, which will shine through their foliage and flower heads, making them glow and shimmer in the breezes.
This wide view shows the easy transition between spaces in the great room, from the living room to open dining room and easy-access kitchen in this urban home made for modern living. The sunken design of the living room makes the space feel bigger, and creates an easy transition from the living room to the deck and backyard outside.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa's kitchen hardly even worked before and their dishwasher was being used for storage. Now they have more storage and a better layout, not to mention brand new working appliances, as seen on Buying and Selling.
This bowl water feature provides a relaxing focal point for patios. Aquascape is known for its sustainable, low-maintenance water gardens, and this lightweight patina bowl with interior pump is no exception. In this photo, the bowl on the left is shown with an additional spillway bowl on the right.