Increase your home’s livable footprint by adding a wooden deck — and recoup around 80% of your investment. Wood is a less expensive choice than plastic composite materials and actually returns a greater percentage of the total project cost in increased home value. Pressure-treated pine is the cheapest and most common option, but spending a little more money for redwood or cedar gives you natural resistance to rot and insect damage without all the harsh chemicals. Tropical hardwood (such as ipé) is the priciest choice of all but is incredibly durable and beautiful.
The white walls and bed linens brighten up the dark hardwood flooring of this contemporary bedroom. Two matching red chairs, along with a red wood dresser, provide a bright color contrast.The rug and fur throw pillows add texture to the room, and the horizontal stripes of the wall-mounted fabric headboard extend the length of the wall.
Pick up a book or play us a tune in this cozy nook, part of this home's library. Floor to ceiling bookshelves give lots of storage space and a beloved armchair and lamp make for a perfect quiet retreat.
Black stone countertops pair with dark wood cabinets and shelves, creating contrast against the light wood floors and island in this transitional kitchen. Bold red barstools and stainless steel appliances complete the stylish look.
A red leather chair is nestled near dark-stained bookcases, creating a pop of color in the rich, warm home office. A navy floor lamp provides task lighting for reading or working in this sophisticated space.
The bold red color of the items in this space pop off the white walls. This vivd color also complements the cherry hues in the antique dressers in the back of the space, tying all the elements together.
A crisp white island and matching shelves and cabinetry serve up ample storage in this modern kitchen. The open, neutral space is anything but boring thanks to a bright red oven, large pendant lights and an eye-catching wood wall.
Brown mosaic tile serves as a springboard for this bathroom's casual-chic design sensibility, while twin mirrors visually widen the space. The guest bathroom, from the 2012 HGTV Green Home, has beautifully finished wood cabinets and floors to warm up the room and red accents add a bright pop of color against white walls. The signature tile is a frosted glass micro-block in a tortoise shell-inspired shade. The upper-floor space also features interior windows opening to the adjacent tairwell.