This bright and airy Pool House which once served as the town's dance hall and speakeasy was transformed into a comfortable, functional place for the family to unwind. Large oversized windows provide expansive views of the pool. Functioning as a family space and game room, the room includes white board and batten walls and ceiling, modern blue upholstered sofa and side chairs, modern accessories and lighting, pool table and black bar.
A classic white table lamp sheds light throughout the laundry room, where gray bead board walls stand as a stark contrast to white cabinets and appliances. “It’s an eye-popper, really good looking, and very tailored,” says interior designer Linda Woodrum.
Ironing boards are typically tough to hide, but designer Angela Todd found a way to incorporate one into her ultra-mod laundry room. The beautiful metallic partition distracts the eye from the mechanical systems behind it and provides a great backdrop for the space.
A white-framed bulletin board hangs above decorative hooks in this blue kids' bedroom. The pegs help keep toys and clothes from cluttering the floor, while the board is a great way to display homemade art and family photos.
HGTV Design Star All Stars transformed this multi-purpose game room with cool blue hues and transitional furniture. Behind the stylish sofa, a dart board is ready to see some action, while vintage checker boards and an old movie reel adorn the wall.
A sagging floor may just be the result of natural settling, says Steve Gladstone, owner of Stonehollow Fine Home Inspection in Stamford, Conn., but don’t assume it’s harmless without having a look in your basement or crawlspace. If the room is a bathroom or kitchen, a leaking toilet or sink may have caused water to seep in and rot the subfloor, which is a problem that must be fixed promptly. Or, if a structural support has been removed, bracing or more extensive repair may be needed. Call a home inspector or engineer for advice.
Utility is the name of the game in this neutral laundry room. A stainless steel utility sink, sewing machine nook and a murphy-style ironing board create separate stations around the room, while white cabinetry offers storage throughout.
A typical ironing board eats up tons of precious space — and often doesn't get put away where it belongs. The in-wall design by Household Essentials remedies both problems. Plus, there's plenty of room inside for keeping all of the task's other necessities close at hand.
With apologies to Kenny Rogers, “you gotta know when to fold ‘em.” Folding boards, like these FlipFOLD by Debbee, save time in the laundry room, but also save valuable space in closets and drawers. Clothing folds flatter, which also comes in handy when packing a suitcase.
The inside of this cabinet door is finished with two cork boards, perfect for pinning up notes, to-do lists, kid art and more. The L-shaped island allows for easy passage between the kitchen and adjacent room.
The living room and entertainment area of this basement feels industrial and rustic with its exposed black ceiling and unfinished plywood walls. The custom-built entertainment center includes a flat-screen television that lowers into the cabinet when the dry-erase board is not in use.
Nothing but blue skies overhead this fenced-in backyard featuring a large in-ground swimming pool. The narrow pool deck, which incorporates a small hot tub, still leaves room with a stretch of lawn inside the fence.
As seen on HGTV and DIY Network's Elbow Room, the Zappa residence in Atlanta, GA is now fully equipped for outdoor entertaining after the backyard renovation by licensed contractor Chip Wade and his team. Renovations included a fire pit, dining area, and a kitchen/grill area as well as a game area for outdoor chess, basketball and volleyball for the whole family to enjoy