The homeowner's newly renovated kitchen is shown. The wall section dividing the kitchen and dining room has been removed, allowing a straight line of site through the whole first floor. The refrigerator now stands where the old sink previously was, and the old window closed up. A new slightly smaller kitchen island allows the same bar stools to fit comfortably in the narrow room. The sink has moved below the other back window. A clean white color scheme, updated stainless steel appliances and modern overhead lighting create a contemporary feel to the space without changing the room's size.
As seen on Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna wanted to create a new space for the family inside the home they already own, so they replaced the family's outdated furniture with some new pieces: two gray couches and two leather recliners. This gives the space plenty of seating for entertaining or just relaxing. To add color to the space, a blue striped rug lies on the floor and blue pillows adorn the couch. Nesting coffee tables and the frame of a boat hung on the wall complete the space.
This newly built, lovely Lake Minnetonka home was placed on the lot in order to take advantage of the beautiful view of the lake. To make better use of the home's lower level space, homeowners commissioned designers to create a new pool, a spa, walking paths, a patio for outdoor entertaining and retaining walls to help control the flow of rainwater away from their home and new outdoor space.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines removed the wall between the Purks' kitchen and dining room to create a more open concept feel. They installed a natural wood support beam in it's place. The appliances were replaced and moved to the other side of the room- a new washer and dryer is now located in the laundry room. All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar.
This warm and inviting living room has many classic white details from the sofa, to the lamp and even the chair rail but add pops of color to create a whole new ambiance. The multi-colored throw pillows accent the red rug, creating warmth and dimension to this classic vibe.
Got wasted space? Put it to good use as a single wall pantry or as an efficient workstation by getting clever with ready-made cabinets. This 7-foot-by-20-inch pass-through wall was given new identity as a full-fledged workstation thanks to creative use of upper cabinets used both as the base of the station and along the walls for concealed storage.
The most important thing you can do to prepare your home for sale is to get rid of clutter. Make a house rule that for every new item that comes in, an old one has to leave. One of the major contributors to a cluttered look is having too much furniture. When professional stagers descend on a home being prepped for market, they often whisk away as much as half the owner's furnishings, and the house looks much bigger for it. You don't have to whittle that drastically, but take a hard look at what you have and ask yourself what you can live without.
A new take on shiplap was created by having the paneling on the powder room walls in a horizontal and vertical grid pattern for a fresh and modern look. “The paneling is what makes this space,” says project manager Scott Branscom.
In this beautiful living room, traditional sensibilities unite different elements for a balanced whole. A mix of graceful lines, bold accessories and exquisite furnishings brings out the underlying drama in the space.
Mikel Welch is a bonafide design celebrity. A Season 7 contestant on HGTV’s Design Star, Mikel went on to share his gift for transforming spaces on The Steve Harvey Show and The Real Housewives of Atlanta before joining the cast of Trading Spaces earlier this year. Mikel has used all of that talent and experience to turn a 650-square-foot apartment in New York City into his own Hamptons-inspired getaway.
Not only is the color of kitchen cabinets changing — hardware manufacturers, like Blum, are changing the way cabinet doors and drawers function. These hydraulic, easy-close doors fold up and out of the way with the touch of a button making them perfect for kitchens where space is an issue. Image courtesy of Blum
John and Anthony, of America's Most Desperate Kitchens, designed an open, functional space to meet their needs. To define the boundaries of the new kitchen space, the Kitchen Cousins added a brick wall to separate the kitchen from the living room, a small, informal breakfast bar to separate the dining room and the stove and shelving to separate the space from the home office adjacent to the kitchen.
To take their clients' pool to the next level, the Kikuchi + Kankel Design Group outfitted the feature with all new equipment, including a waterfall, spa, new stone surround and black pebble sheen bottom. The result? A luxe outdoor space that takes all your troubles away.
This condo is full of luxurious textiles, rich color palettes, attractive textures and a daring mix of old and new. Traditional accessories and furnishings inspired by the Orient were combined with modern installations. These components are what make innovation and finesse ooze from the space.