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Refrigerated Drawers With Distressed Green Fronts
After giving thought to the cabinets' exterior, turn some attention to their intended use and interior features. "It used to be that we would place cabinetry in the room and make it functional," says Al. "Now every cabinet has a purpose." There are pullout drawers for pots and pans, oversize drawers for baking sheets and even high-tech under-counter cooling drawers that keep beverages and snacks within easy reach. Accessories like lazy Susans, built-in spice racks, drawer organizers and other cabinet extras make the kitchen a much more efficient and enjoyable place. Photo courtesy of GE Monogram
Cooking dinner is easy and fun in this contemporary galley kitchen with sleek white cabinets, stone countertops and stainless steel appliances. The design makes the most of the compact space with plenty of prep space on the counters and storage in the cabinets. The unique pattern on the hardwood floors finishes off the room.
This open floor plan connects the dining room, living room and kitchen, creating a family-friendly space that's truly the heart of the home. A comfortable gray sectional pairs with a sleek wood coffee table in the cozy living space, while a blue-green rug defines the area.
Traditional Kitchen With Marble Countertop and Full-Size Refrigerator-Freezer
This pretty, traditional kitchen shines in the details, from the marble countertop to the cup-style cabinet pulls. A professional full-size refrigerator and freezer add function and wow-factor to this cozy space.
A wood bench visually flanks the decorative tiled wood-burning fireplace beneath a large wall-mounted TV in this neutral, cozy living room. Brass accented wall sconces provide lighting at night when guests are looking to add more logs to the fire.
This living room from designer Amy Bubier brings warmth and a modern twist to a Southwestern-style home with a shag rug, rich warm colors and desert plants. A neutral tan paint color is a good backdrop for burnt orange accent furniture and pillows. Every room needs a little sparkle so the orange silk throw pillows have tiny mirrors sewn on to reflect light.
This inviting living room makes use of chocolate-colored leather chairs, a crackling fireplace and a large mahogany wood armoire to give it a high-end, classic look. The highlight of the room is the coffered ceiling, hanging just over the seating area.
A wall-mounted fireplace makes a dinner gathering more intimate and cozy, and the stone facade brings a natural touch to the modern gas fireplace. The warm, inviting look is complete with soft lighting, rich walls and comfortable seating. A neutral area rug and light hardwood flooring anchor the space.
Beach Cottage Living & Dining Room with Blue and White Accents
Bright whites and nautical blues paired with a natural stone fireplace create a seaside feel in this cottage-style living room and dining room combo. The pinstripe sofa and slipcovered armchairs are casual and relaxed beside a cozy dining nook.
Tailor your home theater to your preferred viewing experience and how you plan to use the space. This theater is immersive and has been optimized for gaming and sports viewing as well as movie-watching to make the owners feel like they're part of the action.
This home theater was created with entertaining in mind. A huge TV screen and plush sectional ensure movie night is comfortable for everyone, while a large square coffee table is the perfect size for snacks and beverages.
The gentlemen of the house will certainly find this game room and bar up to par. Black walls make the space feel utterly masculine, while leather stools serve as comfortable seating after a round of pool.
This glamorous dressing area features a metallic vanity with a glass countertop, silver-trimmed mirror and black-and-white polka dot stool. The curves of the furniture, valance and mannequin add additional feminine touches.