According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, there’s one remodeling project that actually returns at least 100% of your investment through added home value: adding a steel entry door like this one from Pella. Besides its aesthetic appeal, a new steel front door can improve your home’s security and energy efficiency as well. But you won’t be satisfied with your door’s performance unless it’s plumb, level and square, so installation is a job for a pro unless you have serious carpentry experience.
Sophisticated Gray Bedroom With Whimsical Chandelier
With traditional furnishings, a soothing gray wall color and fresh white bedding, this master bedroom is the picture of sophistication and relaxation. A chandelier with a floral motif adds a whimsical touch.
Master Suite: Elegant Italianate Estate in Bellevue, Wash.
The home's master suite, with ornate moldings, ebony floors and a spacious spa bathroom, rivals even the most luxurious hotels. A posh sitting area with two armchairs provides a spot for intimate conversation.
Charcoal-colored stone is paired with dark wood beams to create an open, rustic living area. The Tudor home features four stories that overlook the traditional living room. Classic tufted armchairs mix with wooden display cases and antique accessories to create a space that's welcoming and comfortable.
The bedroom's color palette is inspired by the gorgeous Ikat area rug that grounds the space. Soft blues and greens are used on the walls, bedding and curtains, while a pop of orange finds its home in flowers on the nightstand. A beautiful, contemporary chandelier brings a hint of romance to the room.
Gray walls and limestone flooring create a serene, elegant entry that allows the curving staircase to shine. A silver chandelier adds drama to the space and keeps with the tonal gray color palette. Molding replaces brick on the doorways for a more classic, simple look.
This gorgeous dining room has dark eggshell walls, rich gray trim, flowing lace curtains and a bold gilded mirror. A crystal chandelier glistens above a table set with with traditional flatware and mismatched chairs.
Opulence is the key word in this marble-clad powder room. From the sleek vanity with mirrored doors, to the decorative and dramatic floor tiles, to the textured wallpaper and deep crown molding, no surface is left unadorned. Even the vessel sink and soap dispenser get in on the marble theme.
This laundry room lives much larger than its square footage, thanks to smart planning by Geoff Chick & Associates. The base cabinets that flank the washer and dryer are just 18 inches deep, but extending the wall of cabinetry all the way to the 12-foot ceiling vastly increases the usable space. Windows visually expand the room; the natural light flooding in enhances the warm notes in the soft gray paint. "Most laundry rooms are tucked away in a dark corner or in the basement," Chick notes.
Serene Traditional Bedroom With Dramatic Headboard
The traditional bed sits in a dramatic valance headboard, creating an eye-catching display in this serene bedroom. Soft green is carried through the space from the curtains to the bedding, while a pair of swing-arm sconces adds ambient reading light. Silver nightstands add a metallic vibe to the space and provide much-needed storage.
Neo-Georgian Home Rear Facade With French Doors and Pool
All of the main rooms on this neo-Georgian home's first floor are oriented toward the back of the house, with large French patio doors overlooking the pool and the garden. An oversized roofed porch attached to the family room wing has an outdoor fireplace, as do a second porch off the billiard room and a master bedroom balcony.