Vinyl plank flooring is an excellent alternative to engineered or laminate wood. The cost-effective product is usually less than $1.50 per square foot and simply requires a utility knife for installation. First, measure the surface of the bathroom floor, adding roughly 5 percent to account for waste. Next, pick up the product from your local home improvement store, keeping in mind what finishes are best in regard to the room's traffic. Medium gray tones are excellent for children's spaces used daily since the neutral color aids in hiding dust and flaws. To install the vinyl plank, cut each strip to size with a utility knife, then lay each plank side-by-side, cutting away excess.
Designer Jennifer Ryan removes the floor tile, making way for playful new flooring. The upper cabinets are replaced with open shelving and the laminate countertops replaced with IKEA butcher blocks. An overall infusion of color brings the room to life.
The industrial, concrete countertop is extended until it floats above the floor. The visual effect is continued up the wall with laminated veneer lumber floating shelves. The colorful walls pop in contrast and make the room feel vibrant and exciting.
A fun play closet for a toddler adds a lot of visual punch to a bright nursery. The custom laminate cabinets and shelves carry out the sky orange accent from the soft carpet squares which cover the floor for a cozy play area for a little one.
In this custom-designed master closet, high-end white laminate cabinetry and shelving is crisp and clean against glossy ebonized hardwood floors. Teal walls give a nod to the home's waterfront locale. A Flos pendant illuminates the island and brings one more modern touch to the transitional space.
Built-ins surround the cozy window seat and provide much-needed storage for a family of five. The cushion is upholstered in a laminated oatmeal fabric in order to combat the muddy shoes and kids' hands. Navy pillows bring in color that's also used throughout the open floor floor plan, and a copper sconce adds light for reading in the evening.
To minimize the presence of the stair in the hallway the designer eliminated the need for the outer stringer. Instead, they cantilevered the tread supports from a single stringer located adjacent to the wall. The treads themselves are sandblasted acrylic mounted to a pair of tapered steel angles. The tread design allows for maximum light to pass through to the space below. Glass infill panels create the guard at both the stair rail and surrounding guards. With the use of 2 layers of laminated glass no top rail was required at the guard locations. To support the glass, steel bar stanchions span between floors levels, adding an element of continuity to the various levels of the stacked stair. High levels of precision were required during the detailing and construction process to maintain absolute alignment between 3 levels as the stairway extends from upper bridge to the basement.