Since this living room was so large, designers wanted to create two, functional spaces in a single room. To define the areas, a console table was placed between the two sofas. Then, designers chose two different anchor colors-gray for one area and white for the other. The gray space is meant to be a warmer, more formal entertaining and relaxing space, while the white section is brighter and more fun-meant for a more casual gathering.
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 home office space needed to have plenty of storage and function, so designers added a lacquer and stained oak custom built-in unit with open shelving, cabinets and drawers, as well as a usable workspace for the desktop computer. When the computer is not in use, the free-standing desk provides another work space. To warm up the space and create a contrast from the monochromatic colors, designers brought in a brown, swivel, office chair for a comfy place to sit.
Before Anthony and John got a hold of this space, it lacked storage and a cohesive design, so the Kitchen Cousins have added rows of cabinets to help with storage and elegant details, such as the newly painted door and built in spice rack, to create a functional, pleasing design. As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens.
The homeowners love to entertain, so designers wanted to create a space that was functional for them. To do this, they made sure to keep the space feeling light and open by raising the arched doorway that separates the kitchen and living room space and removing the door that previously connected the rooms, creating a clear line of from the kitchen into the living room. They added a peninsula that provides seating, keeping the space functional, but they also included a small area to the left of the breakfast bar that acts as a sort of pass through, making food service between the rooms easy.
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.
In the third and final bedroom, another set of bunk beds and a third built-in floor bed provide additional sleeping arrangements for the home. Cubbies behind each of the beds help keep the space organized without sacrificing more floor space.
To create a connected entertaining space, designers crafted a kitchen and dining room that shared complementary designs and spaces. In the dining room, a rustic table seats six, while two large, contemporary gray chairs and a gray beaded chandelier add texture and color to the space. In the kitchen, a large kitchen island provides plenty of extra seating, enlarging the size of the family's entertaining space.
As seen on HGTV's America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designers found a way to keep appliances from being so obtrusive-they hid the microwave in the kitchen island and covered the refrigerator with wood panels, creating a seamless, elegant design.
Designers wanted to update the design of this Rhode Island beach home, so they created an open concept living space between the kitchen, dining room and living room. The open concept design enhances the entertainment aspect of the home and increases the flow and functionality between these spaces while allowing for a continuous design throughout the elegant beach cottage.
A fun, outdoor kitchen area provides a functional space for the homeowners to hang out and entertain guests. A large grill, mini-fridge and prep sink allow for grilling out with easy cleanup, while the bar makes food serving easier. It also provides casual seating for smaller gatherings or overflow seating for larger parties.
This contemporary style great room, created by licensed contractor Chip Wade, combined the Overdykes' original living room with the screened in porch to create a fresh updated living space that features a neutral color palette complemented by built in storage for the kids' toys and an area devoted to entertaining with custom wine storage, a gas fireplace, and three TVs, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.
Making the most of every nook, the space around the staircase doubles as as sitting area and office. The Asian-inspired secretary house decorative items, but pulls down as a simple desk that combines with a cowhide armchair. Black-and-white abstract art makes a bold statement on the creamy white walls, while a more traditional area rug grounds the space.
This family needed plenty of space for food prep, food storage and organization, so designers created an open plan, eat-in kitchen that had all the features the homeowners needed to create a functional space. Cabinets and countertops span the back wall of the room, providing plenty of counter and cabinet space, while two commercial sized, French Door refrigerators add tons of room for food storage. The final touch in this lovely kitchen was the over sized kitchen island with lower cabinets on three sides and a large, marble countertop for additional storage and work space. The island is even wired with electricity to make the feature even more functional.