You’ve seen them in magazines and on TV, no doubt — built-in coffee bars complete with a sink, fridge and lighted shelving, like this one that Lisa Robazza designed “to utilize an awkward space under a stair in a small kitchen for a client who entertains often.” All those pricey perks are nice, for sure, but you can get the same effect for free. Just reorganize a corner of your kitchen (ideally a spot near your sink) so that all your coffee-making supplies are together: The machine on the counter, mugs or cups in a cabinet above, and filters, pods or grounds in a drawer underneath.
Bay Windows Brighten Newly Remodeled Open Plan Kitchen
To make this kitchen seem lighter and brighter, Chip and Joanna, of HGTV's Fixer Upper, made good use of the bay windows. By removing curtains and allowing plenty of natural light into the space, the neutral white color palette reflects the light, creating a bright, open, inviting kitchen with plenty of prep space and seating.
Modern Dining Room Creates Statement Piece in Home's Main Space
The dining room in this open concept home stands as a statement piece in the main space. The dining set-a white, modern table and contrasting black chairs-and pendant lights draw the eye out the wall of windows to the beautiful view below the apartment.
This family of five needed a kitchen that fit their active lifestyle. The main goal of the kitchen remodel was to create an open plan that flows into the dining room and home office. Slate tile flooring and shared cabinetry connects the kitchen and home office, which also functions as the kids' homework center.
Contemporary White Patio with Black Grill and Shelf
As seen on Hidden Potential, the backyard of the newly renovated McCoy family home in Huntington Beach, California, features a new pool, separate seating and BBQ areas and storage, giving it the resort feel that the owners wanted.