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Bright and Open Contemporary Kitchen
The new owners of this five year-old single-family home in the Ukrainian Village area of Chicago sought a more expansive, casual and contemporary feel. Being a professional chef, the husband found the existing kitchen stifling and wanted to infuse it with light, efficiency and room to move.
By eliminating the wall separating the kitchen and the living room, the design allows natural light to flow in. The sleek new finishes and lighting in the kitchen, along with the modern cabinetry, stovetop and hood, achieve a more contemporary feel. The bold transformation creates an expansive new space that is easy and bright, inviting a chef to casually create and family and friends to join in the fun.
Swallows swoop through the cloud-covered wallpaper in this wonderland of a kid room. Built-in shelving corrals boots, jackets and more. On the opposite wall, a dry-erase board stands ready for doodles and notes.
French doors from the master suite lead to this spacious outdoor seating area. A mix of seating and matching tables are the perfect place to curl up with a cup of coffee or relax at the end of the day with a glass of wine.
Okay, how cool is this? With bunk beds, a ladder and nets, this loft can be used for for sleeping or for climbing. There are nets tucked into the base so the kiddos can even feel like they're floating.
Take a closer look at the couple's new nightstands and see that these pieces actually have a floral pattern! Though subtle, the design breaks up all the neutrals and brings even more visual interest to this bedroom.
The living and dining rooms open up to each other for a multi-functional, family-friendly space. Built-in cabinets house the TV and media components, while a stone fireplace adds warmth to the room. The gold chandelier adds a contemporary note.
"We had been using our garage as a dumping ground for tools, lawn equipment, toys and discarded furniture for years," says designer Suzanne Dingley of Suzanne Dingley Interiors. But when her husband started his own business, the couple realized they had the perfect spot for a home office. They installed new windows, doors, floors, drywall, lights and insulation. "The garage had a peaked ceiling with rafters, which we chose to make a feature to bring some character to an otherwise rectangular box." Replacing the overhead garage door with two sets of French doors brought in light and charm.