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.
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.
Need a clever way to have toys around but also keep them out of sight when guest are around? Try this diy project. Built with basic pine wood this ottoman was given a fashionable cushion top with chain hinges so the inside could be used as toy storage.
As seen on HGV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen table and banquette, as well as the stairs that lead to the basement, are moved so that they are less cluttered than their original arrangement. Previously, this was the kitchen.
Hezekiyah and Nyahsa's bedroom now looks like a grownup and sophisticated room as opposed to the eclectic mess it was before. This is a tranquil place where they can relax, as seen on Buying and Selling.
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.
Repurpose a dresser for use in your family room by topping it with a pair of sleek table lamps and cocktail essentials. Use the drawers to eek out some extra storage for barware or table top accessories
To keep up with this growing family's active lifestyle, their kitchen needed to be functional, but without sacrificing style, so designers created a neutral, contemporary kitchen that has all the bells and whistles, as well as a stylish backsplash, seating and lights. Finally, a large island adds casual seating and counter space to this elegant, useful kitchen.
The master en suite is a large, luxurious space. To add to the room's functionality, David and Kortney installed two separate vanities so that each person who occupies the master suite will have their own storage spaces. A large mirror with a fun, modern light fixture hangs over each vanity to complete the space.
Stylish, separate showers and a long, trough sink add function to the boys' bathroom. These features allow the large family to get ready at the same time without sacrificing a certain level of privacy for the brothers.
This family wanted a home that had character and is a lively, functional gathering space for family and friends, so designers created an open concept home with elegant, durable furnishings that were both stylish and sophisticated. They added interest to the space with texture and color, and they finished off the home with details that give spaces the unique look the family longed for.
The small cottage lake house boasts a loft guest space that houses two twin beds, plenty of built-in storage, access to a kitchenette, a dining table, a desk and a dresser. To fit all of this functionality into the private space without making it feel cluttered, designers exposed the high ceilings and used an elegant, neutral color palette.