The exterior of this modern home brings together industrial and nature. The concrete facade offers an understated contrast to the surrounding natural landscaping and views, while the wood awning ties the two together.
HGTV's Fixer Upper host Joanna Gaines turned this once-bland laundry room into a colorful and inspiring craft room with two bright yellow light fixtures that illuminate a large craft table made from an old pocket door. New gray cabinets provide ample space for art supplies, while a wooden awning above the sliding doors adds an interesting visual element to the room.
All new white cabinets and black marble countertops bring a modern look to the kitchen, and two hanging globe light fixtures illuminate the breakfast bar. The new refrigerator is located where shelving once was and a new faucet with an apron sink was installed. The kitchen is surrounded by a beveled subway tile backsplash, and a wooden awning brings color to the kitchen and shades the window overlooking the side yard.
By removing a wall, what was once a small room feels much larger, offering a comfortable flow between the living room and the dining room. In the process of removing the wall, HGTV Fixer Upper host Chip Gaines found the original fireplace underneath, and decided to keep it as a unique design element. The original shiplap was revealed and kept as wainscoting around the house, and natural wood awnings were installed around the windows.
A tall wood planter blends in perfectly with the ipe wood decking in this contemporary outdoor space. A custom glass awning above links the planter to the cable railings that are nearly invisible. Cushioned seating provides a comfy conversation spot.
The kids' room incorporates built-in antique schoolhouse style desks, separate chalkboards and gooseneck lamps, an antique file cabinet for storing craft supplies and an interior awning with cedar shingles stained dark to coordinate with other wood accents.
A paver driveway leads to the remodeled house exterior. The typical garage door was transformed into a custom wooden door with a tropical influence. Above the garage door, an awning is installed to provide shade from the Florida sun.