A hidden charging station pops up from the kitchen island. The station includes USB outlets and standard electrical outlets, helping to keep the whole family -- and their devices -- in the hub of the home.
The owners of this Atlanta townhome both work from home from time to time and love entertaining. A power station with USB outlets is discreetly hidden in the top of the kitchen island and revealed by pressing on the top of it. With the power station accessible, the island becomes a comfortable spot to work or charge cell phones.
Converting a home office into a bedroom meant designer Jennifer Foster to had to furnish the room again. Her designer tip in these situations is to purchase big-ticket items from decor collections for teens, which are typically cheaper. To save money on this renovation, Foster turned to home decor retailers and online outlets. The canopy bed cost less than $1,000, and the white bedding is just the right base to switch out the raspberry accessories when it’s no longer a favorite hue.
A cedar tree is the focal point of this kitchen, with lighting fixtures hanging between the upper branches near the ceiling. But even more impressive are the things you don't see. Electrical outlets and an exhaust panel are hidden within the granite and pop up at the push of a button. A built-in cutting board, wine storage area, Wolf double-stacked convection ovens and an incredible lake view add to the state-of-the-art kitchen.
To add ample light to their sleeping area, Briana and Buzz opted for wall-mounted, plug-in sconces that don't require permanent hard wiring. By simply screwing the attachment to the wall, then plugging the cord into a nearby outlet, the look of custom, permanent lighting is achieved without long-term commitment or the steep cost of hiring an electrician. Another advantage of wall-mounted sconces is that table space is freed up, allowing surfaces to be used for other purposes.