This sunken wine cellar is a completely hidden room that can't be seen from anywhere within the home — large wooden bookcases in the hallway conceal it. Once the homeowners invite you in, the curved steps leading down into the room will keep you in suspense until you come around the corner. What a nice surprise!
This sunken bar is a completely hidden room that can't be seen from anywhere within the home. The secret space is concealed by bookcases in the hallway. Contemporary touches spice up the room's stunning Old World design.
Don't underestimate what you can do with a closet. We took an underutilized closet and turned it into a bar by lining it with faux crock wallpaper, then adding studs and a cherished family photo to the back of the door.
This clever storage solution was made out of a plywood box placed between two wall studs. It’s based on the traditional wall safe only we added a few hooks and drawers to create a unique way to stow necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings. A light above the picture frame makes it easy to find your jewels.
Traditional furnishings anchored by a large traditional carpet form a cozy area for conversation and TV viewing in a great room with soaring proportions. A coffered ceiling is outlined by dark-stained beams that add warmth to the space. A wall of stacked glass serves as structural support while also providing panoramic lake views. An automated cabinet above the fireplace opens to reveal the TV.
We took an underutilized closet and turned it into a bar by lining it with faux crock wallpaper, then adding studs and a cherished family photo to the back of the door. The built-in drawers were dressed with vintage brass pulls and sprayed in black lacquer while the tray, outfitted with draw glides, is lit from the shelf above.
Doing laundry is ever so much more exciting when you get to come into the laundry room via a hidden entrance. Turn these pantry shelves around and step inside. The pantry itself features hand-scraped shelves and a mahogany butcher block countertop.
In this sunken eclectic living room, a free-form banquette provides plenty of seats for entertaining. The bright orange throw pillows, cushioned seats, and shag rug add a playful pop of color against the white tile and textured walls. A wired chandelier draws the eye upward.
The open design of this contemporary style living room showcases a tall, stacked-stone free-standing fireplace. Beautiful hardwood flooring is accented by wooden beams throughout the space. A light neutral sofa is balanced with a pair of brown leather armchairs. A square coffee table with glass top fills some floor space white black shelving adds a dark contrast and decorative display.
In this kitchen's makeover, shortening the window over the sink freed up room to expand the peninsula countertop and add two floating shelves. The white palette keeps the space light and bright, even with the window a little smaller.