The original layout of this kitchen functioned in the home perfectly, so it was worth keeping around, but the style was stuck in the 1950's. The ceiling was raised to allow the kitchen appear larger and all the cabinets were given new fronts for a modern look with the shaker panel style. Painting the lower cabinets and peninsula dark blue really grounded the small space.
Moroccan tile transforms an everyday staircase into a beautiful, bohemian display. At the top of the stairs, a woven wall hanging accentuates the well-traveled look and adds a dose of texture to the room.
The master bathroom is big on personality, if not on space. The concrete tile floor is meant to evoke the look of a folk art quilt. The vanity and mirror are pretty as a picture in robin's egg blue. And shiplap walls match the paneling used throughout the house.
If you have solid but unremarkable builder-grade cabinets, the simplest route to a high-end look is adding some height with crown molding. Interior designer Sarah Macklem of The Yellow Cape Cod tackled this project in her own kitchen with striking results.