In this lovely transitional kitchen, style works hand in hand with functionality. Transom cabinets provide extra storage and visual interest, with their interior lighting and frosted glass doors. A slate blue island adds a hit of color as well as a much-needed work space.
Dark stain on moldings and doors complement the traditional architecture of this Brooklyn townhouse. Original details include a wood paneled wainscot and a transom window above the wide front door. A glass pendant with antique brass hardware fits with the style of the entryway.
The bed in this room is positioned to enjoy the view of the coastline and Signal Hill in Cape Town, South Africa. Transom windows frame the room in blue skylight, and sliding doors allow easy access to the private balcony in this luxury estate.
The stained wood coffered ceiling makes this living space feel cozy and intimate, despite the open floor plan. Transom windows and glass doors allow for views of the beach and let in natural light. A combination of couches and chairs creates an inviting conversational space.
Transom windows blend in seamlessly, almost disappearing completely, thanks to a monochromatic color palette that unifies every element in this space. The island defines the kitchen from the rest of the open living area. Wooden barstools give the kitchen an organic-modern look.
With its focus on sustainable, locally-sourced materials, this living room features a wall of pickled pecky cypress, which houses three flat-screen TVs, programmable via the home's smart tablets. Perched above the TVs, a series of transom windows contributes to the room's expansive presence.
The formal dining room receives an abundance of natural light from the transom windows above. Herringbone-patterned wood flooring is reclaimed barn wood from a local barn, while a long, sleek glass table pairs with comfortable leather chairs. Oversized abstract artwork brings bright color to the room.
Shiplap gives a fresh spin on a farmhouse-style bathroom, like this one by design firm Cloth & Kind. These walls use 1-by-8 primed spruce, but you can use almost any species, and the thinner the wood, the cheaper per board, says Tyler Davis, owner of Athens Building Co. To further trim costs, he suggests cutting thin ⅛-inch sheets of finished plywood into strips and hanging them on the wall. Although those transoms were added, he says you can purchase fixed sidelights or transoms from a builder surplus store, or better yet from an old house or charity thrift shop, and add hinges and a chain to make them operable.
The cypress ceiling of this gorgeous living room is highlighted by the transom windows. White oak millwork encloses the TV and entertainment center and is subtle enough not to distract from the trees and views outside. The coffee table is from Room and Board with a solid pecan top.
This wide open living and dining space features sweeping views across Long Island Sound. A mix of furniture styles creates a homey, inviting room that's filled with pattern and color despite the white walls and trim. A coffered ceiling and transom-inspired windows add rich architectural detail.
In the boys' bathroom, lots of unique features remain that nod to the home's previous heritage. The transom windows and lack of doors allow natural light to flow freely throughout the space, while the shiplap walls and trough sink pay homage to the schoolhouse aspect of the home.
Spring greens and crisp while millwork turn this sunny kitchen into a happy space for cooking, dining and simply enjoying life. French doors, transom windows and skylights bring in loads of natural light. Meanwhile, contemporary light fixtures add a splash of modern style to the room's traditional farmhouse feel.
A carefully planned door allowed for maximum light to flood the room. A transom above was created to emphasize the height in an otherwise narrow room. Mid construction, six skylights were added to continue to keep the space light, bright and open, giving the illusion of a much grander space!
The entryway of this Hawaiian stunner features an arched doorway with an intricate, carved wood transom and iron-laced doors. A warm faux finish on the walls gives the space a cozy, homey feel despite its grand dimensions. A covered portico protects arriving guests from the elements, whether sun or rain.
Transom windows, sliding doors and picture windows bring the outdoor wine country vistas into this inviting dining room. Though furnishings have the modern style that the homeowners love, their materials offer the organic touch that relates the space to the Douglas fir ceiling beams and trim and the surrounding property.
Telescoping glass doors open to the home's deck area. An adjacent wall of cedar panels showcases three flat-screen televisions, which are covered by motorized screens made to look like wall art. The vaulted ceiling visually expands the space and surrounding transom windows allow plenty of natural light to fill the room.
This master bathroom features an innovative set of triple sliding doors that were designed to enlarge the door's opening and continue to bring light into the space via glazed glass slats in the doors and a transom overhead. The space is further softened by use of white oak throughout and light hardwood floors.
A neutral color palette causes warm wood floors to pop in this traditional Brooklyn kitchen. A prep sink in the island conveniently backs up to the cooktop, and a long, farmhouse-style dining table offers a great spot for entertaining. French doors, large windows and transom windows allow ample light to flow throughout the space.