Located next to the stairwell, the design of the dining room and surrounding spaces helps the main floor of this urban home feel light and airy. Removing walls, installing a steel beam, and opening up this first floor with an addition at the back totally transformed the property and made it much better suited for modern urban living.
The new bedroom in the Miller family's home is modern, warm, and bright. New furniture and accessories from West Elm, and a carpet from Import Marakesh, make this a cozy room to rest, and relax. Another addition to the room is a built in air conditioner. In the past, the Miller family had all box window air conditioners. As seen on HGTV's "Cousins On Call".
The charcoal quartz countertop accommodates two sinks topped with modern chrome faucets in the HGTV Dream Home 2011 master bathroom. A bouquet of white hydrangeas and white countertop accessories extend the neutral canvas. An illuminated magnifying vanity mirror is a thoughtful addition that older visitors or guests with impaired eyesight will really appreciate.
As seen on Home Town, the Watts Residence has been completely renovated by Ben and Erin Napier. The living rooms dark paneling has been painted a lighter and brighter white and the addition of light sheer curtains add to the retreat feel of the room. The steps and railing into the dining area have also been repainted and help to open the floor plan throughout the whole living space.
Designed for a professional athlete and his brother, Garcia's goal was to keep the home young and modern. In addition, the client wanted to feel like he was living in his own nightclub. The bedroom wall acts as the headboard and is covered in tufted vinyl with studded nail heads. The ceiling is hand-painted using real silver leaf.
Making the most of a large room front and center when you enter through the front door, Steele turned it into a sitting room where some of her extensive art collection is highlighted. Her entire home has been a work in progress. The previous homeowner neglected the space, giving it over to his pets and allowing the home to fall into serious disrepair. Steele has opened the home up, added an upstairs addition, added a sunroom with raised ceiling and infused it with light and a distinctly feminine touch that blends modern elements and her unique point of view.
The queen bed featured in the HGTV Dream Home 2015 master bedroom combines white with soft blue for a gentle calming effect. The upholstered headboard with a nail-head trim is a luxurious addition that frames the bed and exudes a soft, cozy vibe. According to interior designer Linda Woodrum, “You just want to jump in that bed and relax.”
During the renovation of this home, Design Platform shifted the entryway, raised its ceiling height and installed an opaque glass front door with skylights as a dramatic introduction to its modernity, style and simplicity. The lone vase with greenery, rustic artwork, fur-lined upholstery and gold light fixture are also luxurious and unexpected additions.
Austral Gem™ Bird's Nest Fern adapts to the low humidity levels found in most homes. Dark green, feathery fronds make it an attractive addition to your windowsill garden, and it doesn't produce messy spores that scatter on tabletops and floors. If you move it outdoors after the last spring frost, give it full shade.
Clear, modern barstools add some casual seating at the breakfast bar in the kitchen of this St. Barts home. With the addition of the large kitchen island, the family now has the room to entertain and share meals in the kitchen, a less formal space, or in the formal dining room for a more elegant or larger gathering.
A new open space for family gatherings makes your home much more livable. Although a family room addition will be expensive, especially if you’re adding exterior footprint, you’ll recoup more than half your costs in added home value. If you want to add high-end touches in a space where the kids will run wild, think vertically (and make durable choices for flooring and furniture): this remodeled family room from Tenhulzen Residential is comfortable but modern, featuring cherry cabinets with vertical-set tile surrounding the fireplace.
Get creative with floral by adding simple bulbs along the tabletop. Place each bulb into a cupcake liner; then add a layer of moss inside and around the bulb. In addition to adding shape, color and texture to the table, guests can also take them home as party favors and plant them.
As seen on HGTV's Rehab Addict, Nicole Curtis, NBA superstar LeBron James and countless volunteers completely renovated the bathroom in the Riley home. A new vanity with duel sinks is a valuable addition for this family of 5. The floor is now tiled with black and white hexagon tiles, there is a new toilet and new mirrors.
Another lovely addition to this home is the lovely built-in bookshelves that fill the wall at the top of the stairs. These floor to ceiling bookshelves give the couple a place to show off their impressive book collection, but the cabinets at the bottom also provide storage space for the couple.
In addition to reflecting light, glass backsplashes can actually bring sunshine into a kitchen. The vistas beyond this kitchen were nothing to write home about, so designers at Carnemark installed detail-obscuring glass blocks on either side of the stove's backsplash, which is made of volcanic rock by SieMatic. Quarried in Italy, this stone is similar to that used by the ancient Romans to build roads, and has been used for various surface applications from building cladding to tile to countertops for centuries.
This bright and breezy master bedroom is an addition to a formerly drab, dated bungalow in Jamestown, a small island off the coast of Rhode Island. The whole-house renovation turned the space into a bright and charming home painted in bright whites and soft blues, reflecting the owner's love of the ocean. In this space, a sitting area leads to a cozy bedroom nook with white furniture and ample light.
This may look like an elegant library in a private club or grand Newport mansion, but it’s actually an addition to a one-story, Mediterranean-style home in a small California town, added on where other people might have built a garage or game room. Patterned after a library in an Austrian monastery, the room was built to hold the homeowner’s thousands of volumes, as well as emphasize family commitment to literature and education, creating a reading respite and escape from a high-tech, digital world.
From behind the island, you can see into the living room and talk with guests while working on a gourmet meal that can easily be transported to the dining room just steps away. Removing walls, installing a steel beam and opening up the first floor of the home with the addition at the back transformed the property and made it much better suited for modern urban living.