Using composite decking in a warm hue provides a calm and subtle foundation for this year-round outdoor living space. From bright sunny days to torrential rains, this all-weather decking looks stylish and modern no matter what the forecast calls for.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a cramped and dirty basement was transformed into an open, functional space for a growing family of four. Keeping her clients' two young boys in mind, Sarah chose durable design details such as hard-wearing wood paneling, slate tile floors and thick-fiber curtains that will withstand years of use.
Durable Materials in Stylish, Rustic-Chic Living Space
With five boys, the homeowners wanted to make sure their home was stylish, but could also stand up to the test of their large, rambunctious family, so designers were sure to include plenty of durable materials in all of the home's spaces. At the kitchen island, sturdy, metal barstools add seating at the breakfast bar. In the living room, a woven rug defines the space, while two sofas-one with an easily machine washable slipcover and the other crafted from a durable leather-add plenty of seating that is sure to meet the challenge of the homeowners and their boys.
Black and White Eclectic Dining Room With Graphic Wallpaper
For homeowners who love bold color and patterns, the designer of this striking living room pushed the design envelope. The result: a vibrant, imaginative space that's also functional and family-friendly with stain-resistant, durable fabrics.
Transitional Spa-like Bathroom with Marble Countertops and Tile Floors
Look for affordable alternatives to luxe materials. River white granite is one of the most reasonable and durable substitutions for white marble, says Jenn Ryan, owner of Jenn Ryan Designs, an Atlanta custom design build firm.
To create a kids' nook that complements the living room design, modern chairs with durable, ribbed fabric were brought in along with a modern coffee table and an easily accessible library of kids' books.
Family-Friendly Eat-In Kitchen With Durable Materials
This kitchen was designed for efficiency, openness and family interaction. Durable materials reduce the need for painting and aid in ease of cleaning. The high, north-facing clerestory windows flood the interior with natural light.
Designate some bins to store all those soccer balls, basketballs and baseball bats. These durable mesh storage bins from The Container Store are designed to keep sporting goods contained and organized.
Neutral, Modern Outdoor Dining Area
Another modern dining space with seating for ten can be found on the balcony of this penthouse apartment. The stone table and wood chairs create a durable space that stays true to the home's modern, minimalist design.
Open, Traditional Eat In Kitchen With Blended Refrigerator, Pendant Lights, and Wood Barstools At Neutral Marble Bar
Durable polished quartzite countertop gives a neutral finish over the white kitchen island. Wood barstools beautifully compliment the dark hardwood floors. The bright, white design accentuates the open, spacious design of the room. The refrigerator blends into the cabinetry for a seamless and sophisticated look.
The living room shows off the apartment's amazing views of the Dallas Design Center and North Dallas. The furnishings are neutral and durable, and serve as a springboard for hints of color like the dark blue pillows.
This contemporary breezeway offers shelter from both the rain and the sun. Notice, too, how thoughtfully the space was designed, with slats that allow for natural light and stone siding that's as durable as it is elegant.
Homeowners wanted a modern design in their outdated backyard, so designers included fun, outdoor friendly, modern chairs to complete the modern, granite outdoor dining table, creating a durable, yet stylish addition to this outdoor oasis.
The open floor plan kitchen and living room pairs soft neutrals, white and light blue for an airy, bright space. The whole area is designed to be family friendly with durable material, easy-to-clean surfaces and comfortable seating areas.