Enhance your loft - If you’re converting a loft space and had written off the idea of making good use of sloping eaves for anything other than, potentially, storage, perhaps this idea will spark your imagination.
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.
Your teen will feel like a princess in this feminine but not overly girly bedroom. Touches like the ruffled curtains -- which conjure thoughts of grand ball dresses -- are special and unique. Since the room has small and low windows, recessed lighting brings additional lightness and brightness to the space. The pale yellow walls are at once soothing and reflective of the morning sun.
A view from the lower backyard of the soon to be demolished ranch home gives you a clear indication of how the yard will eventually be transformed into upper and lower sections with completely diverse environments.
Tiers of sloping fences, stone walls, and shaped rock formations border a platform seating area patterned with inlaid stonework housing a stonework fire pit and benches. Accent lighting beneath the benches reflect upon the stonework and complement the pit's flames. Outdoor seating adds added texture to the scene, and provides views of the topiary landscape.
A backyard landscape is bordered by tiers of sloping wooden fences and stone walls which complement preexisting stone details, including a sunken water feature in the foreground, and a contrasting elevated fire pit, contained by inlaid stone work, in the distance. A curving stone bench embedded with accent lighting joins the two features.
A sloping stone path leads from the main house to the out building. The upper level serves as a detached garage with stairs leading from the garage down to a state of the heart home gym. Atop the home gym is an open air balcony that overlooks tennis courts creating a versatile building.
A sloping yard usually means drainage issues and you can see the evidence here with a dry creek that is positioned too close to the house. The entire side yard will soon be reconfigured into a multi-tiered space with a lawn (upper level), a central courtyard and fountain and a woodlands area in the lower section.