This backyard bump-out was added in order to create a spacious studio for the homeowner to use as a quiet retreat. The elevated nature of the addition allows for the inclusion of an equipment room located just below the studio.
Nestled into the hillside of this contemporary home's backyard is a studio bump-out addition, compete with a pivoting glass door. Minimal design features are included inside the studio, making it the perfect place for a homeowner seeking solitude or artistic inspiration in the midst of beautiful scenery.
In designing his backyard home office/writing studio, Marco Morelli went with a warm but dramatic look. He chose Studio Shed's corrugated steel panels and Collins Block siding to sheath his shed's exterior. The red exterior complements and contrasts with his home's creamy yellow exterior. Once their shed was in place, the Morellis added a path, vegetable beds and play area.
With a nod to the California artists who draw inspiration from the state's rugged beauty, this room is the perfect space to conceive of and create art in the San Francisco Decorator Showhouse 2014. Sweeping views of the San Francisco Bay and the Presidio greet the artist, and the paint-splattered studio floor is a work of art in its own right.
A bed is lofted above a studio apartment to keep from taking up precious space in the living area. Built-in shelving provides a storage space for books and other personal items, while a simple wall light provides lighting without adding visual clutter.
The studio's ducts and copper pipes exposed to save on budget and a new concrete floor was poured on top of the old floor. New 1" LED lights were added to the front of the meeting lounge space. White paint brightened up the original brick walls and complemented new walls for the bathroom, kitchenette and storage area.
This 12-by-17-foot apartment does not leave much space for creating a separate bedroom, kitchen and living room, but the neutral color scheme and warm accessories provide an open feel with the intimacy of a small space. "My biggest challenge was creating a space that did not feel like a bedroom. I placed the bed next to the kitchen to allow maximum light and views out the windows," HGTV fan moderngeek73 says. Tip: Keep furniture and decor to a minimum if your space is extra small. Use small light fixtures and furnishings.
The kitchenette is a combination of high gloss white and gray cabinets, white countertop, chrome pulls and faucet, stainless steel fridge and walnut soffit for warmth. The recessed can lights have a dark bronze trim to disappear into the ceiling.
The reception area showcases a hot rolled daybed with burlap mattress. Attached to this bed is a set of bookshelves that house several pieces of Han Dynasty pottery. On the wall above the daybed is a piece of artwork that adds a pop of color to an otherwise neutral space.
This walkout basement had two windows providing decent light, but it was very ugly with exposed pipes, a horrible acoustic tile ceiling and old sticky vinyl flooring. At roughly 450 square feet, there was a good amount of space. The 8-foot drop ceiling made the space feel confining, so the ceiling tiles were removed and the space feels much more open and airy with the newly exposed rafters with an attractive loft-like feel. After removing ugly redundant wiring from the entire ceilings, pipes, beams and walls were sprayed white.