The newly relocated laundry room is in a hall space adjacent to the kitchen and serves as a combination laundry, pantry and home office. It features a patterned black, white and gray tile floor — and yet another set of large-scale French doors.
An open doorway connects the kitchen to the living area, where you'll find built-in bookshelves on the left and a wet bar on the right. A traditional wood desk makes for a small home office area, and warm hardwood floors complete the space.
This formal dining room also flexes as a den and home office space since the kitchen has enough space for casual dining. Blue-gray walls are paired with white wainscoting and tile floors to set the scene for a long, wooden table surrounded by curved white chairs.
This eclectic space makes the most of the large open area, acting as a dining room, living room, office area and kitchen, while the open staircase glides upstairs. The white chandelier is the center of attention while a bold patterned rug separates the living and dining area.
Soft blue walls set the scene for this open living area that combines the dining room, living room and kitchen, as well as a built-in desk to use as a home office. Architectural details, like the coffered ceiling and archways, bring traditional style to this Bel-Air, Calif., home.
A high-top stainless steel table against the existing structural column incorporates additional counter space and seating in this open living space. This also helps divide and define the neutral contemporary living room and adjacent kitchen space, while still feeling open. The living room side of the space has a small home office nook, providing a convenient spot in which to get some work done.
Why travel to the kitchen for a cocktail when this lovely, living room bar cart is within reach? Jackson Paige Interiors created this niche within a doorway of the living room that functions well for a quick pick-me-up after a long day at the office. The luminosity of the glassware, light fixtures and other amenities against the darker teal wall confer a sophisticated edge.
Designers continued the arches throughout the bottom floor. These arches help the spaces of this historic home's first floor feel more bright and open. The arches also allow for a clear view from one end of the space to the other. Here, we see the dining area, home office and state of the art kitchen that have been updated to have all the modern luxuries while maintaining the historic feeling of the home.
This penthouse loft’s open floor plan flows from the living and kitchen area to the dining area and through the home office with a brown and cream color palette. Designer Tip: In an open plan with floor-to-ceiling windows, float the living room seating in a conversational grouping away from walls and windows. No matter where you sit, each person has a nice view.
This Colorado residence by Tomecek Studio Architecture is actually a hybrid container house, incorporating two shipping containers on either side of a more traditional structure. The entire 1,500-square-foot Nederland House makes the most of its Rocky Mountain views, while the containers are where you’ll find the bedrooms, bath, office, laundry room and kitchen. Though it’s not part of the containers, the upstairs of the center structure features a platform bed on sliding tracks — giving an entirely new meaning to sleeping under the stars.
"I love the look of high-end materials like marble and polished brass, but if you can't afford, say, an all-marble kitchen countertop, why not bring those materials into your space by using them on smaller pieces and home accessories? I have a table lamp with a marble base that adds a very posh touch to my home office." -Camille Styles, lifestyle blogger & Creative Director at CamilleStyles.com
This non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning slime from Cyber Clean is a great addition to the home or office. You can clean just about any surface like doorknobs, drawers, kitchen appliances, remote controls, keyboards, speakers, camera equipment and more. It's great for hard-to-reach crevices and can be used over and over. All you do is fold the dirt and grime into the slime and use until the slime turns a darker color that matches the swatch displayed on the container.
In loft layouts, the distinctions between different “rooms” must often come from a shift in materials, not from physical walls. Here, architect Gary Chase of Vita Design Group used this technique to great effect to create an office within a free-flowing layout. “Used in a few moments around the home, this walnut feature material creates the backdrop for this modern desk area between kitchen and family Room. As it wraps from the wall up onto the ceiling the material serves to frame out and define the space for the desk,” he says.
This home is located in a highly desirable neighborhood, but did not offer the space that a growing family would require. Originally built in the 1940s and featuring solid construction, a complete home renovation made the most sense. The renovation includes an addition on the rear of the home, adds a complete second level with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as opens up the main level to create a highly desirable open concept featuring an office, mudroom and gourmet kitchen.