The design of this small living room was focused on creative storage and a functional layout. Taking advantage of tall ceilings, a built-in bookshelf was created to maximize storage space and conceal wires to the TV. Bright white trim pops against the room's gray walls.
The secret to a successful modern apartment is plenty of storage. The built-in cabinets stretch from the dining room to the living room to maximize storage and enhance both spaces. The recessed section on the living room side enlarges the space at seating level while creating end tables and a serving counter. Yellow and pale teal accent the seating area, and a zebra-print rug provides a statement piece.
This contemporary style great room, created by licensed contractor Chip Wade, combined the Overdykes' original living room with the screened in porch to create a fresh updated living space that features a neutral color palette complemented by built in storage for the kids' toys and an area devoted to entertaining with custom wine storage, a gas fireplace, and three TVs, as seen on HGTV's Elbow Room.
This basement used to be an unfinished laundry room and a small living space that doubled as a storage room. Now it's a mudroom, full bathroom, laundry room, bar area, TV room and kids’ playroom—so usable for a family of four!