Down the hall, a door opens into a cool, two-toned bathroom. A long wood vanity keeps extra towels and toiletries on hand for guests, while a shower with built-in shelves only increases the space's functionality.
Built-in bookshelves span the living room wall, showcasing candles, family photos and other items that the owners love. Beneath the shelves, several large cabinets keep pillows and blankets on hand for movie nights and cuddling up by the fire.
The homework nook in this contemporary kid's playroom features hand-drawn wallpaper and a red vintage chair. The built-in shelving in the desk is stocked with vintage toy cars that add a playful touch.
On the other side of the room, the owners can make use of the walk-in shower or a large soaking tub. A slim, built-in shelving unit keeps extra towels on hand, while two large picture windows provide views of the woodlands.
This custom project was built as the clients' forever home. Complete with a three-stop elevator, two-sided fireplace, 26' exposed steel I-beam, spa-like master bath and hand-fabricated custom perforated steel handrails, this house is a force to be reckoned with.
After a day of sunbathing and swimming, the owners can retreat to their master bath for a little R&R. A floating vanity keeps extra towels and other essentials on hand, while the glass-enclosed shower and built-in bench create a spa-like atmosphere.
The master bathroom for her features a beautiful walk-in shower with a top mounted head, a hand-held shower head, and built-in wall shelving and bench. The tiled interior and chevron patterns give it a touch of elegance and embellishment.
A rustic wall-to-wall entertainment center is the focal point in this family room. With a combination of glass-front and open shelving, the built-in unit anchors the room. A teal accent wall faces off against a hand-painted family tree with framed photos.
A step up in book storage, these Japanese-inspired “Tansu Stairs” were designed by Steven Ehrlich, FAIA - Ehrlich Architects and hand crafted by David Albert. They’re set in a sustainable residence just one kilometer from the Pacific Ocean, and are built to reflect the bohemian spirit of Venice, Calif. A staircase bookcase is a great space saver in a home like this one, built on a narrow lot.
After a long day at work and school, the owners and their kiddos can unwind in the family room. Here, a curved sectional helps softens the room's hard angles, as well as provides comfortable seating. Meanwhile, a large built-in keeps DVDs and other essentials on hand.
Plentiful storage was a priority for this kitchen renovation, but it needed to be right at hand. The island provides a spot for homework, projects and dining, with storage built into the cabinet base. The shelf houses cookbooks, textbooks and homework, while drawers hold table linens.
For rustic elegance, look for products with a sense of age. The Vin De Flame Reserve Wine Barrel Fire Pit, sold through retailers such as Authenteak, is built with old wine barrels, then hand sanded and weatherproofed.
In this urban sophisticated living room, neutral colors and rich textures are used to create a space that is fresh and hip. Custom hand-blown pendants hang above the bar to add a splash of color. A wall-mounted mirror opens the space next to a unique built-in bookshelf.