The addition of an island in this contemporary kitchen provided the home with a little versatility. Now, a breakfast bar offers a casual seating option for the family, creating a more functional home with a better entertaining space.
The versatility of pavers can enable homeowners to create a circular design around a fire pit, or other shapes, such as a square space, for entertaining day or night. These pavers are made of recycled granite.
A robin's egg blue farmhouse sink draws the eye into this contemporary kitchen flanked by dark black cabinets and white stone countertops. Chalkboard paint on the refrigerator adds fun and versatility.
When all else fails, always know that going all white in a kitchen is best for investment purposes. Due to its versatility, white works with every other accent color in the spectrum, plus it helps reflect light and makes spaces feel more open and airy.
A coffee table with swiveling tops adds versatility and function in this modern living space built for entertaining. Glass tabletops visually open up the space and connect with the wall-length windows. A white leather sofa offers stylish seating.
The master bedroom in this luxurious Texas home features a stately fireplace that's balanced by the traditional four-poster bed. Near the window, a cozy seating area features two armchairs teamed with a tufted ottoman that adds versatility. A large, neutral area rug provides comfort underfoot.
Whitewashed exposed wood beams give this living room a lofty, airy feel. Two sofas create the look of a sectional, but with more versatility. Floor poufs sit in front of the white brick fireplace to be used as extra seating or a foot rest.
The large island that anchors the center of this all-white kitchen is a show-stopper for its ample work space and versatility of use. The island also accommodates the occasional floral arrangement or seasonal knickknack without obscuring the beauty of the room's clutter-free environment.
Designers wanted to give the common spaces in this home as much versatility as they could, so in addition to the formal dining area, designers added a kitchen island with seating for four, allowing this open concept space various opportunities for seating and entertaining.
The kitchen’s 30-inch, built-in combination convection microwave/convection wall oven offers a convection microwave on top that circulates heat for high-quality results, with a self-clean with steam clean option on the lower oven for cooking versatility.
Sliding doors that completely open to the view give this master retreat indoor/outdoor versatility. Linen-covered seating features curved backs and deep beds for maximum comfort. A distressed reclaimed wood table sits atop of a blue jute rug to complete the space.
Chartreuse, Gold & White
We love this combination for its versatility. The white and gold are seasonal classics, so chances are you already have décor to work with in these hues. The chartreuse is a clever addition that gives it a fresh, perky vibe.
Douglasville, Georgia resident Susanne Hudson is the co-founder of the annual Penny McHenry Hydrangea Festival each June which celebrates this lovely Southern flowering plant. Hudson's own yard is a monument to the versatility of hydrangeas of every variety. Enormous terra-cotta pots are a dramatic way of displaying mature hydrangeas on Hudson's lawn.
Diverse seating for many cooks, it’s easy to feel left out when slaving in the kitchen. This dilemma is solved by adding plenty of functional – and super-stylish – seating around a central island. Here, versatility is the operative word. Two trendy bar stools create a small, informal eating area – ideal for a quick snack any time of the day.
For tropical plant versatility, it’s tough to beat pothos. This vining plant grows equally well in a hanging basket, on a totem or trailing along a table. Leaves have pretty green and gold or white marbling that increases with bright light. Plants tolerate low light levels, too.
"Some of the best garage conversions are those that take long-term uses and versatility into account," says Ron Cohen, CEO of Garage Conversions. "By creating a space that is updated, modern and yet leaves plenty of room for changes, you really can't lose." One essential, says Cohen: glass doors to let in plenty of natural light.