As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, a dark and cramped basement is transformed into a bright recreation room full of amenities for a growing family of four. Sarah used cool blues, grays and whites throughout the space for a rustic, refined style that's functional for all. Durable wood panels and Brazilian slate floors were added to complement the home's original stone fireplace.
In this Tudor kitchen, designers aded aspects that would modernize the space, while make sure the new design kept true to the integrity of the historic Tudor home. The walls are painted a light yellow color that makes the space bright, while the white cabinets and black soapstone countertops help to create a unique contrast. The upper cabinets are glass paneled, creating a more modern display case, while the lower cabinets are updated and have plenty of room for storage. Wood panels cover the kitchen's major appliances to help them seamlessly blend in with the design and create a sophisticated space full of all the modern comforts with plenty of traditional charm.
The window seat int his cozy sitting room offers extra seating and is a great place to curl up and read a book. Blue and white pillows, textured fabric on the window seat cushion and gorgeous silk striped drapery panels make this area inviting and sophisticated.
Designers focused on clean lines and sleek fixtures in their redesign of this Boston's penthouse's master bathroom and used a subdued white and brown color palette for a unified look. The single sink vanity, mirror, and modern wall sconces tie in with the tile flooring and and the material and trim used on the walls and in the shower stall. And, the dark brown, textured shower wall panel is a showstopper.
This dazzling, decorative doorway displays bold colors and pattern grabbing the attention against a white wall. Inner doors open to reveal a shaped doorframe, while a latch can be unhooked for a larger outer door option making this set up both useful and enjoyable. Upper panels match the warm design allowing this doorway to double as art.
Skulls fill this creepy dining room decorated by HGTV fan nyclq, who chose a black-and-white theme. She topped a gauze table runner with a delicate branch centerpiece that holds skull tea lights. The skull theme is carried through to the buffet table, featuring black candelabras and a mummy skeleton. The bright orange drapery panels are the only pop of color, which adds a dramatic touch to the space.
Formerly a stark home office, this sunny living room now houses a light and airy array of neutral furnishings and accessories. A wall of built-in shelving once held office supplies, but now offers space to display photos, collected pieces and topiaries in the traditional space. Stationary panels at the French doors finish the room and tie together its taupe and white color scheme.
The lines of this crisp, clean living room and entry guide the eye straight through the wide, arched doorway to the beautiful water views beyond. Paneled walls are painted white, as is the millwork, creating a soft backdrop to the pale aquas and earthy tans in the furnishings and accessories. A traditional carpet runner ascends the stairs, while a rattan console table adds to the homey, beachy vibe.
The graphic patterns and bold colors characteristic of midcentury style can overwhelm a small space. But with a little creativity you can get the same effect, as designer Michelle Lord did in this bathroom update. Adding a lattice panel between the vanity and toilet/bath area not only created a sense of privacy but also incorporated pattern and texture, without straying from the all-white and wood palette.
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the aim of this kitchen remodel was an updated farmhouse design, so designers left vintage elements, such as the glass paneled cabinets and exposed brick, in the space. Then, they added a reclaimed wood door to cover the entrance to the pantry. Updates in the space include a durable, quartz countertop, a white subway tile backsplash, and modern, stainless steel appliances.
White cabinets will complement almost any decor you want to choose — now or 20 years from now. “To choose a style, consider the existing architecture of the home and how the cabinetry works visually within its environment,” says designer Tatiana Machado-Rosas of Jackson Design and Remodeling. “A raised panel is often a good choice for more traditional styles, while a Shaker style (shown here) works with a modern, simple design.”
As seen on America's Most Desperate Kitchens, the original, exposed brick adds color and texture to this kitchen space, while a neutral color palette fills the rest of the space. White lower cabinets with a black quartz countertop provide storage in the space, while glass paneled upper cabinets and a farmhouse sink help the space maintain its vintage feel complemented by the mint green refrigerator and Kitchen Aid mixer.
The concept for this kitchen was function with LOTS of storage. By creating floor to ceiling cabinets the storage was maximized. One of the ways to have easy access to elements inside the cabinets was to create full panel drawers inside the island. The white quartz island is a continuation of the white canvas used for the floor and a vanilla onyx with back lighting to accent on the island. The stainless steel flush appliances give the space a sophisticated look.
Kitchen Cousins John Colaneri and Anthony Carrino took a narrow and dated galley kitchen and created this beautifully open floor plan in a luxe new space that marries kitchen, dining area and living room. The new 13-foot kitchen island features brilliant white quartz countertops. Its front panel is made from reclaimed wood that was locally sourced from a decommissioned water tower that was more than 150 years old.
A walk-in closet next to the photographer’s studio space in a New York City loft features two frosted glass panels. The design of the industrial loft uses wall planes to sculpt the light and make window-less areas feel airy. The red chairs were designed by Donald Judd and the floors are American white oak planks. The project by Desai Chia Architecture won a 2018 AIA Institute Honor Award for interior architecture.
This pristine pair of swivel chairs was passed down from Micah’s grandmother. They’re a perfect way to inject a little generational history into a young family’s home. Family heirlooms are always a good idea. You’ll notice that below the white painted crown molding is a white picture rail. In many older homes, the walls are plaster as opposed to drywall. Plaster is much harder and more difficult to repair; therefore, a piece of molding/rail is used as a surface to attach hardware and wire, and then your artwork to. Preservation is key in caring for older homes. The Stansells cleverly repeated the teal color on the drapery panels, but used white sheers on the window’s interior for semi-privacy while still allowing light in.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines completely transformed the bathroom by removing all of the old and tile and wall panels. The walls were painted light yellow with white beaded board wainscoting. Two ornate wooden mirrors hang above his and her's vessel sinks installed on top of an old painted dresser. New tile floors in a traditional pattern adds to the character of the room and a subway tile bathtub and shower were installed.
The white walls and hardwood floor in this hallway are decorated with a contemporary art display. A thin gold table covers a large crystal formation and supports a circular flower vase. Pink, orange, purple and neutral diamond cut-outs in direction changing lines are mounted in glass cases next to a yellow panel with black words and numbers.