If you spend more time outdoors than in your home, it makes sense to splurge on this area. A screened-in porch on the back of this house is made with sustainable wood that's naturally water and decay resistant. Lightweight shades allow the sunlight to seep into the space while enjoying the views.
A screen made from framed 19th-century engravings conceals the TV when not in use. A root wood bowl sits on a walnut console table, and an upholstered ottoman holds a bowl of Moroccan amber beads and river stones from the Indus River for an organic, natural feel.
This fireplace is clad in new bricks and features a custom designed trim and screen. The industrial chandelier over the dining table works perfectly to balance out the off center fireplace in this modern Park Slope apartment.The baseboard and window sills were replaced with wood reclaimed from an old Brooklyn building for a one-of-a-kind look.
A wall of reclaimed wood is sprinkled with modern elements like a sleek, flush-mounted fireplace and flat-screen TV. A wet bar creates the ultimate entertaining space. The Utah home is filled with rustic and eclectic details that both fit with the surroundings and bring out the homeowners' fun personalities.
Designer Claire Paquin crafted this pristine master suite, incorporating the unique wood detailing of the space as an interesting backdrop for her design. She kept the main elements of the room neutral but added pops of color and patterns that modernize the look. A flat-screen TV was inset in a paneled wall for easy and unobtrusive viewing.
As seen on HGTV's Renovation Raiders, this new basement living area features a flagstone fireplace with gas logs and flat-screen TV mounted and framed above the mantel. An exposed-wood archway, comfortable seating and casual but sturdy furnishings all help give the space a welcoming and informal feel designed to suggest the atmosphere of an English pub.
Believe it or not, this is a kitchen in a Civil War-era home! The designer retained original elements of the house -- such as the wood beams and ceilings -- but added contemporary elements such as a plethora of cabinet space and a large, marble-topped kitchen island. A unique, painted folk art spring screen brings splashes of color to the room.
In an effort to maintain the intimacy of this wooded backyard, a space with two levels of entertaining was created. The upper screened-in porch is connected to the lower flagstone patio with large fieldstone steppers. These two tiers seem to be woven into the mature landscape. A dry creek was also installed to provide better drainage.
To replace the water damaged living room, John and Anthony of Cousins on Call designed a functional, modern space for the Miller family. A funky wood wall becomes a focal point in the room. On that wall rests a modern, oversized sofa. On the opposite wall, the cousins designed a custom fireplace and have set up a projector screen instead of a television.
As seen on season 1 of Sarah Sees Potential, Sarah transformed this once cramped and dated basement into a modern, multi-purpose family room. Rustic, functional decor in sleek blue and gray hues perfectly complements the home's original, wood-burning stone fireplace. For easy entertaining, Sarah added extra storage, plenty of seating and mounted a large flat-screen TV above the mantel.
Wood floors and a quaint clawfoot tub centered in the space create an old-fashioned bathing room that incorporates modern conveniences. Part of an 1870-built property on Australia's Darling Point peninsula, this Gothic Revival luxury home has been updated to meet the needs of a 21st-century family. Sheer curtains provide privacy and screen the room from the bright Sydney sunshine.
The homeowners love to entertain, so a large sectional that can seat up to seven people comfortably is centered on the flat-screen TV and traditional fireplace. The barstools in the kitchen swivel so they can be used as extra seating for the living room. White wood throughout the space creates a light and airy feeling.
The family room provides the homeowners with a great space to gather their friends and family members for a screening of their favorite movie. A cozy, gray sectional gives the space plenty of seating, while the built-in shelves and cabinets add plenty of storage and display space. Finally, A blue rug and wood coffee table add warmth to the space, finishing off the intimate room's design.
A traditional-style fireplace sets the stage in this cozy living room. On top of the mantel, a pair of fluted columns reach up to the ceiling. Matching columns also frame the French doors that lead out to the screened porch. Two neutral loveseats face one another to make entertaining easy. A brown tufted ottoman sits in between a set of upholstered armchairs and a rich wood coffee table.
This rocky, hillside back yard was transformed by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew. Upgrades included tiered landscaping, a covered dining area and an intimate sitting area next to a washtub firepit.
After the backyard makeover at DIY Networkâ€™s Yard Crashers, homeowners Brooke and Zach Taylor of Auburn, CA now have a lush and vibrant backyard for their entire family to enjoy- a stark contrast from the rocky hillside that took up much of their yard before! The transformation by licensed contractor Matt Blashaw and his crew includes a metal and wood pergola, hillside creek water feature, privacy screen with wood and metal, a Big Green Egg smoker and custom cart, and a firepit with seating. The fire pit sits on a raised platform with a rock wall boder. Two washtubs filled with rock form the fire pit itself which sets on a bed of decomposed granite. The pit is surrounded by custom metal privacy screens. (after)(detail)
The poolhouse features a sunken design, which gives a different perspective of the landscape, as well as heightened connectivity between activities.The poolhouse has all the comforts of home: an outdoor TV, wood burning fireplace, bathroom/changing room, storage room, full fridge and a high-end kitchen with a martini sink. Storm shutters drop down with a push of a button to provide protection on a stormy night or keep the sun out in the late afternoon. The three main arches facing the pool have screens as well to block the sun and reduce wind.
The wooden deck and stairs were problematic for the homeowners in terms of maintenance and also entertaining. So, it was replaced by a new stained concrete deck featuring steel railing and supporting columns to coordinate with other site elements. Designer Heather Garrett and her team increased the deck's footprint by a few feet to allow for additional seating and a convenient grilling space right off of the main living area. The new structure was designed to keep rain out of the patio below, so Garrett and her team seized the opportunity to improve the ground-level patio space by adding motorized screens, five ceiling fans, wood storage for the fire pit and an outdoor television. The aging patio slab was replaced by a new contemporary paver system and its footprint was enlarged to create more area for lounging.
Filtered through a thin gold curtain, this dining area is able to receive some natural light from the large living room windows. The screen divides the rooms without sacrificing the open floor plan. A dark dining table with an interesting glass top filled with rocks sits beneath a rectangular candle chandelier. The table, a stone bench seat and ornate wood dining chairs provide contrast to the light yellow wall and create an intimate dining area.