The homeowners wanted a simple, elegant master bathroom that was still functional, just like the rest of their newly redesigned home, so designers created a beautiful space with a neutral color palette. White, tile floors and complementary white walls flow throughout the space reflecting the natural light let into the space from the large windows above the tub. Gray accent tiles on the floor add color and warmth to the bright space, complementing the gray countertops that finish off each vanity. Two separate vanities give each of the couple their own space, keeping the new space functional and organized.
Creating sleek, functional kitchen was the goal of this design, so it was given a black and white color palette. To improve the space's functionality, the walls at either end of the kitchen add extra cabinets. A kitchen island adds counter space, while two sinks provide additional prep space.
Designers used the open concept layout to extend the home's living space. From the kitchen, a seamless transition to the dining area makes bringing food to guests simple and easy. Beyond the kitchen, sliding glass doors allow access to the stone patio beyond. This space extends the home's entertaining space.
This stone fireplace is bordered by wood trim and accented with a floating mantel. The craftsman-style living room emphasizes artistic but functional design with a neutral color palette and natural materials.
This bathroom from HGTV Green Home 2012 features an adjacent room for toilet and bathing. The double sink vanity with large center drawers provides a functional design for couples as well as ample storage space.
Instead of letting lonely socks pile up here and there, turn them into wall decor. This funny, functional sign, available from Iron Accents, puts singles on display and makes it a cinch to pair them up once you track down the perfect mates.
Unique pieces create a lasting impact in this corner of a grand living room. The small glass end table is a delicate pairing to a formal Greek key-patterned armchair. Plantation shutters are an elegant and functional design element that bring a touch of traditional style to the space.
On HGTV's Fixer Upper, the small kitchen features a vintage refrigerator, vent hood, floating shelves and wooden flooring. The black floating shelves, vent hood and counter top are a stark contrast to the neutral walls and tile back splash, making them a functional design element in the space.
Homeowner Susan Opperman wanted to display her husband's passion for wine in a fresh, modern way. Her custom-constructed island safely houses 30 bottles of wine in a functional design without distracting from the kitchen's overall look. Design by Sally Ross Designs and Kenzer Furniture; Photo by George Ross Photographs
To meet her client's storage needs, designer Claire Paquin created this sleek home office for two using wood paneling and built-in bookshelves, cabinetry and desks. Even a large flatscreen television found a home as an insert on an unoccupied wall of the room. An area rug in light blue and orange completes her functional design.
Bright blue walls, bold prints and a mod Parsons desk combine to create a fun, contemporary space for a teen to sleep, study and hang out with friends. A hanging chair makes fun use of a corner niche, and an acrylic desk chair is stylish and functional. Designer Claire Paquin pulled colors from the bright polka-dot bedding and carried them throughout the space.
Hoping to please a young single bachelor with a keen eye for modern and contemporary design, Justine Sterling set out to modernize his open plan living space and also provide her client with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. Here, Sterling designed a small work space and sitting area with built-in bookshelves around the fireplace to neatly display books and personal treasures.
The goal of this project was to modernize the open plan living space, but in a thoughtful way that would respect the location and also provide the client with a functional design. The narrow living room space was one of the biggest challenges in the space planning. Here, designer Justine Sterling transformed a part of the room into a small work space and a cozy sitting area with built-in bookshelves flanking the fireplace.