One of the things these homeowners wanted for the design of their new home was a fun, functional place for their family to spend time bonding-particularly over food. So, in the kitchen, designers kept the concept simple, open and functional. Elegant materials and colors keep the space stylish, but minimal decoration helps maximize the useful space and minimize clutter. Designers made sure that the homeowners had tons of counter space for easy prep and serving, as well as plenty of cabinets for storage and a large sink, making for easy cleanup.
To maximize the space in the master bathroom, designers placed the bathtub and shower fixtures in two of the four corners of the space. Opposite of these, a double vanity creates a functional bathroom space that easily accommodates the homeowners.
In the last of the home's expansive bedrooms, designers made functional use of the space by creating a sleeping space, defined by a neutral, shag carpet, a sitting area that faces the beautiful view of New York City and a work space with a simple, modern desk.
These homeowners wanted a more functional, stylish kitchen with plenty of safety failsafes before the arrival of their baby, so designers created a kitchen with an intuitive design. The cabinets to the right of the hallway are side-by-side, pull-out pantry cabinets to maximize storage, and to the left of the hallway, is a shallow, custom-designed cabinet with a charging station and a purse hook.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It Too, this laundry room is now a functional space. With front loading washer and dryer and an extended countertop for folding, this space is practical and very useful.
With kitchen cabinets surrounding the refrigerator, on one side of the kitchen island and on both sides of the peninsula, designers truly maximized the storage and organizational space. They kept the design of the space simple, keeping the countertops clean so that the space remains functional and contemporary.
To maximize this kitchen's functionality, designers installed wall ovens to maximize the wall space. Then, they added a large range with a covered range hood to stylishly accommodate the amount of cooking done by the homeowners. These features, along with the space's neutral color palette and abundance of counter space, make this kitchen an elegant, functional space perfect for two chefs.
To create function in this long, narrow bathroom, designers chose slim, extended length fixtures. To add a touch of glamour to the space, gray and white tile was installed on the floors and halfway up the wall, while the wood vanity adds storage and warmth.
The single mother and daughter who live in this Decatur home outside Atlanta share a pretty space where toys and other kids gear is hidden within the beautiful design. A buffet cleverly hides bins with toys. "This project is a great example of a common request I get from clients with small children, who do not need a formal dining area: how to create a play space without having a room that's completely devoted to kids and toys," " says designer Gina Sims. These clients want a space for their children, but do not want to lose the "adult" feel of the room. This is a common issue as more clients choose open-concept homes.
Earthy engineered quartz creates a strong, linear working surface. The cleanup center has increased capacity, containing a single dish drawer to the right of the sink and a functional trash bin to the left.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines created a new laundry and mudroom for the homeowners, complete with plenty of storage cabinets and shelving as well as a desk that double as a folding surface. A chalkboard backsplash will come in handy for taking notes and brick floors were installed for a durable yet attractive look.