To make the living room functional for the family and their guests, designers brought in a large sectional two modern chairs and two benches to provide plenty of seating in the space. For additional storage, bookshelves were added behind each side of the sofa.
Part of the family room, this bar had to be both fully functional but also still tie in aesthetically with the rest of the space. Recyled glass/concrete countertops and an antique glass backsplash adds loads of visual interest as well as durability. The bar top matches the rooms fireplace ledge, connecting the spaces beautifully. Lucite barstool backs keep it light and allows the eye to move easily throughout the space.
Designers wanted to create a bright, open space for the homeowners, but the second wall in the kitchen was load bearing, so instead of taking it out, they maximized the kitchen's functional space by adding shelves for storage and display space and lower cabinets for counter space. To keep the space bright, under cabinet lighting was added, as well as a row of pendant lights running down the middle of the space.
Working with a tight space, designer Kristina Crestin made the bedrooms as functional as possible, with built-in nightstands for storage, floating shelves above and sconces to keep surface space open. To bring in a little unexpected, an old front door was repurposed into a barn door.
The barn door was a clever idea to open up the space, getting rid of a swinging door. Storage and space was the biggest challenge in this room because of the small footprint.
The Francis family asked the crew of Elbow Room for a flowing and functional kitchen and family room. To make this happen, Chip Wade and his crew enclosed the back deck and demolished several walls. To make up for lost space, the crew installed an oversized island to hold appliances and supply extra storage. They also added seating in the kitchen by building a banquette to wrap around the kitchen table and adding bar stools to the end of the countertop. The kitchen, then flows into the living room where the crew added comfort in two oversized chairs looking onto the fireplace.
In the kitchen, designers kept the small space feeling bright and open by starting with white walls. They installed slender paneling white paneling to add texture to the space, while "L" shaped cabinets with butcher block countertops add storage and counter space. A slender kitchen island with barstools provides additional functionality in the space with extra counter space and seating. Finally, black and white art create a focal point in the room, while a blue rug gives color and warmth.
This long master bedroom serves many functions for the homeowners. A fully retractable fourth wall reveals access to the homeowners' semi-private patio; a bed with plush bed linens completes the relaxation space. For a sitting area, designers brought in a gray, Contemporary sofa and clear coffee table to add a place to enjoy a good book, while a wood, Midcentury Modern desk adds an office space to the room.
This home office functions as an art studio for children and a small workspace for the adults. The large cabinet at the back of the room has plenty of storage and works as a display for photos and art.
Wood walls are accented by white cabinets for a clean and warm look in the Francis family's newly renovated kitchen and living room in Atlanta, Ga. By knocking out walls in the existing kitchen and closing in the deck, the Francis family will now have a central space to share meals together and will also give Tricia a better chance to watch the kids while she's in the kitchen, as seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room.
Chip and his team from HGTV's hit show Elbow Room remodeled the Struves' home office so that it had a separate entrance that keeps guests and clients out of the couple's bedroom. They also added features such as noise canceling walls to keep any distracting noises away from them as they work. There is extra storage in the office now as well as cool modern furniture and accents that appeal to the couple's creative side.
The small living room in this mountain home has many functions. Two recliners in front of the wood burning stove make for a cozy night by the fire, while a reading nook with built in storage adds seating, and a desk overlooking the mountains gives homeowners a quiet place to keep up their correspondence.