As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the aim of this kitchen remodel was an updated farmhouse design, so designers left vintage elements, such as the glass paneled cabinets and exposed brick, in the space. Then, they added a reclaimed wood door to cover the entrance to the pantry. Updates in the space include a durable, quartz countertop, a white subway tile backsplash, and modern, stainless steel appliances.
As seen on HGTV's House Hunters Renovation: This kitchen was a little small for the home owner's needs so they knocked down the adjoining wall to the living room and combined the spaces. The remodel included replacing the range hood with a downdraft vent, adding a wall banquet seating space, replacing the countertop with a smaller and more user friendly countertop, resurfacing the cabinets, and adding in a new tile backsplash.
Beth Dana Design took on an extensive remodel with this early 1900s Santa Barbara farmhouse. The turquoise front door provides a jolt of color on the porch, which has barn-style lighting, a metal bin overflowing with firewood and a galvanized planter. Architectural elements include board and batten siding and a bead board ceiling.
This Manhattan penthouse was fashioned by a previous owner out of storage rooms, a one bedroom apartment and unused space in the building’s decorative turret. Foley Fiore Architecture were tasked by the current owners to remodel the space to update the home to include ample communal living spaces comfortable for a young family with two teenage children. The living room includes a stylish, modern fireplace with a ceiling-mounted daybed swing.
You can still live large in a tiny apartment! A stunning, natural wood coffee table features prominently in this small studio remodel by designer Jarret Yoshida. Soft grays and muted lavenders help carry the relaxed feel through the space, while a large charcoal artwork by artist Josh Bricker evokes organic, floral imagery. Curling up on the sofa with a good book would be a joy in this cozy space.
A peninsula adjacent to the patio doors makes indoor and outdoor entertaining a snap in this kitchen by Ryan Christenson of Remodel Works Bath and Kitchen. The counter area can be used as a buffet or as a place to keep burgers out of the sun before they go on the grill. White cabinets keep this kitchen bright and sunny while olive green subway tile adds a splash of color.
Prior to the renovation, Chip had nicknamed the house "Pocket Door Paradise" because it had so many walls and small spaces, and a plethora of pocket doors. The remodel removed a number of walls, creating an open-concept living-dining area and kitchen. Though the pocket doors went away, Joanna did add a stylized sliding barn door separating the main living space from a kids' playroom.
An attractive water feature combining a stream and waterfalls that empty into a pool connects the new yard (note the pavilion in the background) with the owner’s main residence. Ed Castro Landscape worked closely with Cruickshank Remodeling on the placement and construction of the rock-lined stream and also oversaw the addition of new plantings in the landscape renovation.
White cabinets will complement almost any decor you want to choose — now or 20 years from now. “To choose a style, consider the existing architecture of the home and how the cabinetry works visually within its environment,” says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. “A raised panel is often a good choice for more traditional styles, while a Shaker style (shown here) works with a modern, simple design.”
This white, contemporary galley kitchen is compact, but designed for maximum style and function. While undertaking a total remodel, the client insisted on keeping the kitchen's existing footprint because it was inherit to the character of the house. To open it up, the design team removed a partition between the kitchen and laundry area. A mix of walnut and white cabinets, along with a wall of floating shelves, keeps the space young and current.
Jackson Paige Interiors worked their magic on this Brentwood remodel by incorporating built-ins for a clean, structured backdrop. Consequently, accent colors and accessories drive the decor and give the room its unique design. Shown here, the eggplant, light blue and orchid colors on the daybed give the space a punch of color while coordinating with the teal paint on the wall. The white backdrop also allows accessories to reign.
This homeowner longed for a laundry area but didn't have space to remodel an existing room. To the rescue: designer Giana Shorthouse of Terracotta Properties, who teamed up with a local cabinetmaker to create a custom kitchen laundry and storage room. Stackable appliances sit next to a closet that has pullout drawers as well as room to iron. Metal mesh door fronts allow moisture out and air to circulate, yet blend seamlessly with the look of the cabinetry.
Of course, there are certain limitation to renovating in a big city and/or shared building. Whether it's a condo, loft or town home- parking rules, load-in limitations and noise ordinances will present designers, contractors and delivery people with a few extra challenges during your remodel. It's smart to budget a little extra money and time with this in mind.
Seamless indoor/outdoor living is a centuries-old ideal that crosses many different cultures. When you blur the transition between home and garden, you allow natural light and air to permeate your living space, changing its character entirely. In this open-concept living area by Jackson Design and Remodeling, the Zen garden and the living room are separated only by massive glass doors on a track that can open and close with the push of a button.
The Horseshoe Bay residence was stripped down to the foundation and only a few walls remained when Jay Corder and his team began their remodel. With the residence sitting on lake front property, site slope was a major factor in the overall design and site plan of the house. The boathouse dock area and walkway follow the same terraced layout as the waterfront residence further from the water. Overhanging trees provide pools of shade alongside the sunbathing areas and fishing dock.
Designer Vanessa DeLeon used plush fabrics and deep gray accent pieces to put an elegant spin on this complete home remodel. The eclectic teal and black dining room features an over-dyed turquoise rug from Creative Touch in Secaucus, N.J., while the table hails from Brooklyn-based artisan woodworker Palo Samko. The neutral walls are complemented by a faux-painted black and gray ceiling and black leather chairs around a rustic hardwood dining table with mismatched candle holders and two brass pendant lights.
This customized closet was designed by Mosaik Design & Remodeling of Portland, Ore., to meet the needs of a couple that travels frequently. The his-and-hers islands with tops made of Calacatta marble are just the right height for packing and include benches for comfort and ease when putting on shoes. A built-in ironing board and toiletry organizers are hidden behind the soft white traditional cabinetry. We love the two unique, glittering chandeliers.
In this small bathroom remodel, the drywall ceiling was given architectural interest using the same reclaimed barn siding that was installed along the walls. In order for material to be securely fastened to a ceiling, a stud finder is used to locate the proper placement of joists, marked with a pencil or chalk line. The material is then installed perpendicular to the joists using a nail gun or drill.