Roof replacements can be extremely costly — at least in the mid-thousands — and the bigger the roof the higher the cost. If asphalt shingle roofing hasn't yet reached its limit of 20-25 years, try replacing individual shingles, especially "if they're brittle, many granules are missing or they've curled," says Tim Carter, builder/remodeler and founder of AskTheBuilder.com.
When faced with a tight bathroom, designers have to get creative when planning storage. "This was a small space with little room to spare for storage,” says designer Kari Arendsen. “I found these cute storage boxes and hung them from the wall to save space and keep floor space clear. Also the choice of a high contrast application on the walls is helpful to make a space feel larger than it really is."
The homeowners' eclectic style is reflected in this bathroom with the combination of Venetian plaster walls and subway tile. Decorative leaded windows in the shape of a spiderweb help to tie the space to the spiderweb motif throughout the home. The lake house's original vanity and mirror were restored and bring in floral detailing that complements the details found on the bedroom cabinetry, truly tying together all the home's spaces.
When Rayman first saw this home five years ago, he knew from the start it was ideal. “I’m very influenced by what I’m designing at any given time," he says, “and I was designing a lot of lofts.” What he found was an 1,800 square foot warehouse space that was little more than a “white box,” when he first saw it. A few weeks later the space was transformed into the home that he’d always wanted.
The modern design of this sitting area in the New York offices of Pereira & O'Dell complements the rugged elegance of the building, while providing an inviting place for staffers to congregate. The brown and black of the sofa and chairs blend with some of the natural colors found in the exposed beams and brick, while the modern, yellow wingback couch adds a pop of color. The gray chevron rug ties the space together.
Although the cabinets in this modern rustic kitchen were custom made, architect Ili Hidalgo-Nilsson with Terracotta Design Build in Atlanta says there’s a key space-planning tip here. Depending on your kitchen layout, use the space above your windows for storage that you don’t need every day. Floating reclaimed wood shelves would well work in these spaces and can be found at home decor stores, for example.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation, homeowners Cory and Lori Wallman found the perfect blend of Mid-Century modern and beach in this two-bedroom home above the Laurel Canyon neighborhood of Los Angeles, California. As shown in this master bedroom, the couple opted for a blond finish on their hardwood floors and soft touches against a neutral color palette to underscore the natural, cozy feeling of the cottage.
Usually found in commercial kitchens to house everything from bulk foods to appliances, the InterMetro Kitchen Shelves from The Container Store will lend an industrial appeal to your pantry. Whether you store these steel shelves inside a closet or out, you'll have plenty of space for all your pantry staples. Each shelf supports up to 300 pounds and is adjustable.
I had initially planned to plant an all-white garden with just shades of silver, gray and white but quickly found I am incapable of that kind of discipline when it comes to a garden color palette. I have been instead been very happy to spin the color wheel and embrace every shade imaginable. My inspiration and ultimate garden goal is to create something close to the slightly wild, lush gardens that the British do so well.
Don’t be afraid to add color. The resident in this Dwell with Dignity makeover loves red, but designers Lisa Turner and Wallace Bryan of Trinity Mercantile and Design Company know that red would be too much as the main color in a bedroom. They managed to keep the space calm and bring the favorite red into the room as a brilliant accent, starting with this art that they found at a consignment shop.
Colletti says, “After planting this open-footed brandy glass with two Dracaena plants – one a spiked D. marginata and other a lime green-striped D. reflexa – (and) filling it to capacity, tuck a small Selaginella kraussiana ‘Aurea’ on the side wall. The gold club moss begins to expand as if it’s finally found its long lost pals. The shape of its new home creates the ideal combination of moisture and air circulation."
The funky textures and patterns in this space help to add depth and personality to a large room. Modern furniture keeps the design continuous, while teal fabric and leopard print can be found throughout the space. To add texture to some of the darker colored furniture, designers added fuzzy pillows. To complete the space, designers added unique accent pieces and statues, showing off even more of the homeowner's personality, making the space feel intimate despite its largeness.
When designers find furniture for cheap, they don't let the existing finish keep them from using it in a room. Designer Julie Montgomery of Julie Montgomery Interiors found the side tables on casters at a thrift store. Then Dena Stormer, a DIY blogger, used a semi-gloss coat of Behr Marquee in Alabaster to give them a clean, fresh look for this living room makeover for a family, through the nonprofit Dwell with Dignity Atlanta.
An industrial style lamp brings task lighting above this handsome gray chair to create the perfect spot to catch up on homework, reading, or just relax at the end of the day. A simple round mirror brings light to this corner of the room and plays off the geometric angles and patterns found throughout the space.
Timeworn but timeless, Heirloom celebrates the enduring beauty of classic design while showcasing surface imperfections earned over time, like this old schoolhouse desk found at the Brimfield, Massachusetts [Brimfield Angique Flea Market](https://brimfieldantiquefleamarket.com/) many years ago that just seems to get better with age. Add a woven throw (this one by [Studio NYC](https://www.studionycdesign.com/)) in a slub weave for more layers of warmth and coziness.
TaLaya and Kerrick found their 1500 square foot home to be a storage challenge. This living room features one of TaLaya’s most creative solutions: a large wooden armoire. Woven cane gives the piece a handmade look that is beautifully complemented by the other woven elements in the space. Of particular interest is the patterned basket that ties together the colors of the rug and pillows in the room. The brass stool and accessories deepen the layers of metallic color in the space.
Vintage and antique items can be great alternatives to buying new. They are usually more affordable and definitely give a more unique look to your home. This little midcentury modern bar cart had seen better days when we found her, but with a little elbow grease and a fresh coat of paint, she looks brand new!
There are many great DIY projects using shipping pallets. Why not use one for your wedding guest book? Let friends and family share their “key to success” on paper tags attached with small keys – these can be found at your local craft store. Be sure to add nails to the pallet so there’s a place for the tags to hang.