To add warmth to the white kitchen, designers added White Oak detail around the space's upper cabinet. This addition plays nicely off the White Oak flooring. Subtle texture throughout the space, in details such as the white herringbone tile backsplash and the gray and black veining in the quartzite countertop, kept the space feeling light and airy, while contrast was used sparingly and the Turkish Kilim rug adds pattern and a playful, cheery style to the otherwise neutral color scheme.
To transform their dingy and outdated laundry room into a bright and modern-day utility space, design blogger Erin Loechner and her husband, Ken, renovated the entire room from top to bottom sans contractor. They added wood-paneled walls, enclosed shelves above the washer and dryer, tiled flooring, a concrete vanity countertop, custom pendants and handcrafted details, like leather cabinet pulls. Now, the space appears stylish and homespun but 100 percent functional.
Eastern-medicine student Stacy Kon remodeled the inefficient master bathroom of her Los Angeles home into this relaxing retreat every bit as spa-like as the spaces in which she practices one of her passions: acupuncture. A lover of all things blue, Stacy chose a refreshing shade of robin's-egg blue for the walls and ceilings, a good match with the white subway tile. A large rain shower head is mounted above the oversized tub, and a glass shower partition installed on a swivel bracket swings back flush with the back wall when the shower is not in use. When the shower is in use, the glass partition keeps spray from the showerhead contained within the soaking tub. Rather than extending the white tile for use on the floors, vanity and tub surround, Stacy opted for custom, cool gray concrete poured into forms made to size. Dark wood cabinets provide visual contrast to the light blues and grays.
The elegance of this space extends into the details of the shower. The small glass tiles of muted greens and neutrals make the shower warm and inviting, and the dual waterfall shower heads make sure that the showerers entire body is covered with warm water, making this shower the peak of luxury.
The goal for the kitchen was to keep the original charm of the client’s home while updating the kitchen in a way that was fresh and current.
Dark soapstone countertops offer beautiful contrast against the crisp white cabinetry, and Carrera marble subway tile for the backsplash adds a timeless and luxurious touch to the design. The stainless steel appliances and sink create a more transitional feel, while the shaker style cabinetry doors and schoolhouse light fixture reflect the original style of the home.
As seen on season one of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson removed a wall between a cramped kitchen and extra bonus room in this century-old home to build a gorgeous, roomy eat-in kitchen stocked with modern amenities. The original kitchen was completed gutted to make room for custom white cabinets, a subway tile backsplash, an enormous island with attached dining table, and stainless steel appliances. Oiled-finished wood flooring and brass accents complete the room's traditional, antique look.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed a dark and dated brick fireplace into a gorgeous focal point. The fireplace's crumbling brick was stripped and replaced with white mosaic tile and a custom-built mantel. Striped turquoise wallpaper was added to the surround to draw the eyes up and brighten the space.
To keep the high-contrast look of the dark blue and the bright white consistent throughout the bedroom, its existing plantation shutters were kept white to tie together the chunky molding as well as the white seen in the FLOR carpet tiles. Plantation shutters are a great way to add privacy and architectural interest to a room.
To give the family another dining option, designers created a casual eating area with access to the home's wine cellar. This space is a little more fun, with a more modern table and chairs and colorful floor tiles. The space also has access to the home's al fresco entertaining space through a set of French doors, which could be left open so the room could serve as overflow space for a large party.
This kitchen and dining space sits at one end of a very large great room with 20' ceilings at many points. A focal wall with black and white geometric tile grounds this kitchen and gives it warmth. It is a lot of pattern, but it is well balanced with the many white walls around it and it really works in this very modern farmhouse. The hints of brass create another visual pop to draw the eye toward the cozy island seating.
Sometimes, a storage unit can play more than one role in a space, as in this contemporary master bath designed by Alisha Hillary. “The towel caddy was installed between the vanity and the toilet primarily to stop the view straight to the toilet when walking into the bathroom,” says Hillary. “It also serves as a great spot to store hand towels or candles and other small decorative items. The small stone feature tile running up behind the caddy references back to the travertine on the floor.”
This bathroom stared out with a huge roman raised tub, orange floral wallpaper, and a dark enclosed shower. We removed the tub surround and added a free standing tub, We softened the space by adding floor to ceiling drapery behind the tub. This created privacy as well as some softness to all of the tile and hard surfaces in this room. The walls got a textured wallpaper that added some subtle color and another texture to the space. The shower was a complete overhaul and got a new window, brand new tile and a frosted glass panel for some privacy while still keeping the overall feeling open and light. The cabinets got a paint job and added casing around the mirrors to create more of a custom feel.
A new open space for family gatherings makes your home much more livable. Although a family room addition will be expensive, especially if you’re adding exterior footprint, you’ll recoup more than half your costs in added home value. If you want to add high-end touches in a space where the kids will run wild, think vertically (and make durable choices for flooring and furniture): this remodeled family room from Tenhulzen Residential is comfortable but modern, featuring cherry cabinets with vertical-set tile surrounding the fireplace.
A custom designed table made from Italian porcelain flooring with a glass tile inlay is flanked by comfortable metal dining chairs with striped blue cushions in this outdoor dining area. The view from the table is expansive and opens up to hillsides covered in eucalyptus and palm trees and a comfortable lounge area with additional seating. The hillside lounge area is framed by two taupe pillars, a brick patio and a brown wood guardrail, emphasizing the neutral color palette of the garden.
High-performance appliances meet statuesque white cabinetry in this contemporary kitchen. Above the stainless-steel stove and cooktop, a powerful exhaust vent and task lighting are tucked underneath a custom-made hood. The patterned backsplash is comprised of marble subway tile. The glass doors on the upper cabinets allow the homeowners to showcase their favorite dishware, while the drawer stacks in the lower cabinets enable them to hide away what they don't want seen.
In the remodeling of this living space, a new open concept plan—and clever design strategies—allowed for a chef-grade kitchen, dining area and family room to flow seamlessly together. A long narrow dining table tucks neatly against an L-shaped banquette. In the family room, a large sectional handily covers seating needs. Farmhouse sink and faucet: Kohler; Integrated fridge and freezer: Sub Zero; Wood and iron lantern pendants: Entwined Oval Driftwood by Shades of Light, Countertops: Fantasy Brown by Arizona Tile
Just like the kiss sculptures on the countertop, we embrace the color and style of this Brentwood kitchen designed by Jackson Paige Interiors! The teal backsplash tile makes a grand statement and complements the blue-patterned window treatment without having to use a carbon-copy color. The style of the off-white cabinetry helps to accentuate its subtle coastal design, along with the dark tones of the kitchen island and round bar stools that also add depth to the space.
This simple modern design boasts quality over quantity. Smooth, dark wooden cabinetry supports a lifted marble countertop. A white vessel sink with a modern stainless steel faucet is positioned below a mirror with a frame echoing the cabinet color. Large tile on the walls has a warm, neutral look in the low light of the sconces.