The homeowner's newly renovated kitchen is shown. The wall section dividing the kitchen and dining room has been removed, allowing a straight line of site through the whole first floor. The refrigerator now stands where the old sink previously was, and the old window closed up. A new slightly smaller kitchen island allows the same bar stools to fit comfortably in the narrow room. The sink has moved below the other back window. A clean white color scheme, updated stainless steel appliances and modern overhead lighting create a contemporary feel to the space without changing the room's size.
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing dining room was cold and uninviting was a dark stain on the existing wood floor and a single door in the wall to access the wall paneled kitchen. After the renovations, their dining room now flows right into the large kitchen and features the original hardwood floor refinished, updated furnishings, a custom built white oak buffet table and a custom designed wallpaper wall that host Erin Napier hand drew and sent off to have the wallpaper created for the Walker residence.
This loft space from designer Kirsten Holmstedt serves a multi-functional purpose as both a workspace and lounge. A masculine color palette paired with furniture that is robust enough for everyday use is modern and fresh. The sideboard buffet has extra storage to keep away clutter while also storing office equipment. Pouf ottomans were incorporated to create a place for sitting and lounging while catching up on sports. The addition of can lights throughout the room and an updated light fixture gives the space a fresh modern feel and acts as a cool focal point when coming upstairs.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, designer Sarah Richardson transformed this once dark and dated dining room into a chic, updated space perfect for entertaining. Dark wood accents in the table, floor and mirror balance the room's primary light, airy color and lend a "steakhouse" feel. To add a touch of traditional charm, Sarah added vintage dining chairs, a wrought iron chandelier and a gray antique sideboard.
Previously, the eat-in portion of this kitchen contained and old, outdated breakfast nook with banquettes. The homeowners loved this unique addition to their space, but it was in desperate need of updating, so designers scaled back the walls to create a larger space for the nook, then they modernized it with a bright wall color, silver leather covering on the banquettes, a modern table and a red, modern chandelier to match the walls. To help light the space, designers added double hung windows to let in plenty of natural light, making the space, bright, warm and inviting.
When parents and kids are out for the day but pets are still in the house, it’s important to make sure they stay comfortable. It’s wise to invest in an updated digital thermostat that can set itself to adjust at different times of the day. As the sun makes the space warmer, these will keep the interiors cooler. Should the temperature drop outside, the thermostats can then increase the temperature to keep pets warm.
As seen on Home Town, the Carson’s Laurel, MS house had a cramped kitchen and was lacking personality before renovations by hosts Ben and Erin Napier. After renovations, the home now features an updated larger French Country styled kitchen complete with new limestone countertops, stainless steel appliances, new wall and floor tile, distressed cabinet doors and a custom built white oak prep table built by host Ben Napier.
When considering where to splurge and where to budget, Minneapolis homeowner Patti Wagner says the key is to make a list and update it during the remodeling process so you don't get carried away and splurge on everything. Her paneled refrigerator was a Craigslist steal, and the microwave was a floor model with a steep discount. A friend who was remodeling and needed different-sized kitchen appliances sold them the stove, hood range and oven. “At the end, no one can tell which items were purchased at a budget,” she says. “Also, be patient and don't be afraid to consider second-hand items.”
"This garage remodel was designed for a UCLA professor who wanted a stylish home office," says Ron Cohen, CEO of Pearl Remodeling. "Because of zoning restrictions at the time of the remodel, we could not legally convert the garage into a living space, so we kept the garage door operational and updated the interior so it could still be enjoyed as a workspace. We installed new drywall on all walls and ceiling, and light-colored flooring and paint to brighten up the room. Open shelving with complementary decor give this study a modern touch with lots of room to personalize the space."
Sometimes a touch of modern architecture is all you need to update your look. Kohler's Purist faucet line has a minimalist profile, a 360-degree swivel spout, lever handles, and high clearance for pots and pans. All finishes are complementary to a neutral palette: Polished Chrome (shown), Vibrant Polished Nickel, Matte Black and Vibrant Stainless. Image courtesy of Kohler
The colors used on walls, floors and fabrics along with unique design details are the key to updating the look of a traditional home. The console in this entry is covered with a custom skirt that features grommets that look like nail heads. Nails and tacks are used on wood and metal, but they are an uncommon addition on fabric. Additionally, the band accent incorporates curves in its design detail instead of straight lines. The mirror above the console has beautifully proportioned divisions in a mullion-like configuration around its perimeter. This edging adds both dimension and interest to the mirror, mirror on the wall.
Glass ball ornaments add a designer touch to any tree and work whether you want a classic or contemporary tree. For a traditional theme, look for solid ornaments in red, white, silver and gold. For a more modern look, choose ornaments with graphic designs in a more updated scheme, like lime green and fuchsia or violet and bronze.
Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri completely remodeled and updated the former home theater into a new, modern family friendly entertainment lounge for Khloe Kardashian Odom and LaMar Odom, as seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call. This lounge features its own candy bar, custom California redwood shelves and pillars, a 13-foot sofa, cinema surround sound by Pro Audio Technology and AV by Joseph Cali Systems Design, Inc. The side pillars that house the speakers and the shelves are cut from a California Redwood tree. The candy bar in the back of the lounge contains 8 different self-serve candy drawers and a Big Chill retro fridge.
Anthony Carrino and John Colaneri completely remodeled and updated former home theater into a new, modern family friendly entertainment lounge for Khloe Kardashian Odom and LaMar Odom, as seen on HGTV's Cousins on Call. This lounge features it's own candy bar, custom California redwood shelves and pillars, a 13-foot sofa, cinema surround sound by Pro Audio Technology and AV by Joseph Cali Systems Design, Inc. The side pillars that house the speakers and the shelves are cut from a California Redwood tree. The candy bar in the back of the lounge contains 8 different self-serve candy drawers and a Big Chill retro fridge.
Glittery pinecones and greenery can take your winter decor into the new year in a fresh and festive way. Georgia interior designer Melanie Robinson updated these pinecones by covering them with a spray adhesive, placing them in a ziplock bag and tossing in clear glitter. She doubled up on bowls to add weight to the coffee table vignette and then brought in fresh greenery from her yard to add height to a brass vase she picked up at a thrift shop.
To add textural appeal and color to clear glass hurricanes, update them with tree cuttings, ribbon and spray adhesive. To do this, gather several branches together, thinning them out until nearly flat. Next, cut the ends of the branches to size so they’re all relatively even in height and width. Add spray adhesive to the exterior of the glass hurricane, then position each branch in place. Once the adhesive takes hold, add an extra layer of visual interest on top of the tree cuttings with ribbon.
This traditional bedroom has a timeless look about it. The intricate headboard and footboard bring the feeling of the Victorian era to the space; however, the harshness of the Victorian style is softened by the wispy white linens that adorn the bed. A window to the left of the space allows tons of natural light to flow into the room, further softening the look of the space and reflecting off the white walls and antique silver picture frames and traditional gold lamp. The more contemporary additions of the canvas curtains and chair help to blend the Victorian style with one that is more updated, giving this space a timeless quality.
As seen on Home Town, the Walker's Laurel, MS existing living room was cold and uninviting with a dark stain on the existing wood floor and a solid entry door allowing minimal light into the large open space. After the renovations, their Laurel, MS living room now gives the feeling of being wide open and flows nicely from the full glass entry door into the living and dining areas. The living room features the original refinished hardwood floor, new curtains and blind, updated furnishings and custom art designed by Mia's younger son Bryce. Host Erin Napier said the floors had to be sanded three times to get the old dark stain completely removed to allow the natural color of the wood to show again.