A close up detail of the radiator covers in the 25th Avenue project in North Minneapolis. Originally this home featured radiators, but Nicole Curtis had the space converted to a heat system, while deciding to keep the radiator covers.
Nestling a desk against a wall is a smart way to make the most of a low, sloped ceiling — it's just the right height to sit but not stand. The desk is also built around a radiator, a strategy for keeping the old home's original elements in tact. Jewel-toned accents make the teen room feel a little more grown-up.
As seen on HGTV's Love It or List It, the new kitchen is located where the old, small living room previously was. The walls on the first floor have been removed, creating an open modern floor plan with views to both the living room and dining area. Updated kitchen cabinetry, new appliances, a decorative tile backsplash and the elongated central island make the new kitchen the center of life on the first floor. Finally, new window treatments, colorful pillows and updated recessed and pendant lighting give a modern and fun vibe throughout.
With the old rundown kitchen gone in the Rao apartment, the Cousins now have the extra room to to turn the back space into a large colorful bedroom. The large bed backboard was an old wooden mantel that was found in the home during construction. The cousins cleaned it up and painted it blue for a bold graphic addition to the room. As seen on HGTV's Cousins On Call.
Amazing grays, indeed! In this traditional living room, the walls are painted a dove gray with crisp white accents for the molding and window frames. The choice helps to soften and add depth to the space.
California designer Gabriel Shaw used cork flooring for its amazing acoustic-insulating properties in this home office. It is also much more comfortable to walk on than traditional hardwood and tile. Today's cork color options span the color palette and make it more durable than it was in the past.
The "captain's chair" in the corner of this traditional living room offers the best view in the house. This traditional Brooklyn townhouse overlooks New York Harbor and features carefully restored period details, like reclaimed antique heart pine flooring and cast iron radiators.
A mustard yellow rug defines this cozy seating area. The bold yellow accents pop against gray furnishings and a charcoal-colored brick focal wall. An intriguing metal chair made of vintage radiators sits next to the focal wall for added visual interest.
For the full kitchen remodel of this 1940s south Minneapolis home, the homeowners removed a large wall radiator and replaced it with a toe kick heater, allowing them to capture the whole back wall for added cabinetry and countertop space. The design was created to maintain the historic value of the home.