An 1870s townhouse located within the historic district of Washington, DC, belonged to a set of homeowners who loved the charm of DC, had a passion for cooking and enjoyed entertaining for their friends and family. The only downside of their charming DC townhouse was that their current kitchen, centered in the middle of the house, was not functioning for their culinary and entertaining needs.
This Nebraskan family of four enjoys much of their time together cooking, baking and entertaining. Although their 1920s Classic Colonial home is located in a prestigious country club neighborhood that’s both historic and charming, their kitchen was neither. They had grown frustrated not only with the look but with the day to day function of their kitchen.
Are you one of “those people” who admires the happy and abundant flourishes of color in the shelter magazines but when it comes to your own home, you have a hard time getting beyond beige? If that describes you, you are definitely not alone. In fact, color consultation is a major reason why many homeowners consult with an interior designer.
After closing on their first home in Jacksonville, Florida this couple was excited to make their new home their own. They were in love with the property and the majority of the house, but the kitchen was in desperate need of a remodel.
Picture an 1890s architectural home located in Buffalo, New York and within its walls is a cramped little kitchen in dire need of updating.
Kitchen remodel projects are often tied to momentous events with the goal in mind to be completed before a certain event such as the start of school, before the holiday season or in this case before the homeowners’ baby boy was born.
As an architectural element, the range hood over the cooking center represents one of the key opportunities in the kitchen to make a unique and impressive design statement or a simple subtle look to support the overall style of your kitchen design.
With the desire to relocate to a convenient and central downtown location, Dave and Marie were looking for a major lifestyle change. They dreamt of being closer to their careers, their friends & family, and the perks of downtown living, but most of all having more quality time with one another. "Dave & Marie are fans of Industrial Chic design.
Framed vs. Frameless Cabinets
There are so many valid reasons for remodeling your kitchen. Maybe you aren’t happy with the way it looks. Maybe the cabinets are old and have seen better days or the space just doesn’t work for your lifestyle.
Today we will be looking at a kitchen transformation dreamt up by a designer for her own home. As a designer myself, I find this type of renovation particularly interesting, because as designers, we are always focused on creating spaces based on others’ needs and turning that focus inward can be challenging. The options are so numerous because as a designer that is all you look at, day in and
Today, we are seeing more and more households where members of the family are choosing to ditch their dull, gray office cubicles and work remotely from home.
This remarkable kitchen remodel located in Deer Park, IL (Northwest suburbs of Chicagoland) caught my eye instantly as I was browsing through Houzz one day. It’s no wonder that this spectacular kitchen has been gaining an ample amount of attention within the industry, because it is a kitchen that dreams are made of and was 15 years in the making.
When you begin to contemplate a remodeling project, whether it be kitchen, bath or whole house, who should you have on your team to design and implement your vision? Those that could potentially be involved in a remodeling project include: architects, contractors, interior designers and/or kitchen designers. How do you know who you need to be working with?
I always love a great transformation, and I have a lovely one to share with you this month. Not only is it a visual transformation, but also a functional transformation. Before we delve into the before and after pictures, I will set the stage… a busy family of five in Chicago, all of whom use the kitchen space but for different reasons. The problem arose when those competing tasks overlapped
Hooray! Spring is right around the corner!
The work triangle is a design concept that has been around for decades and is a great guideline to use when redesigning your kitchen. Although the topic may seem intimidating at first, it’s actually a simple concept that can help you redesign your kitchen to be more efficient and functional.
Today we are in for a treat as we take a look at a inspiring kitchen project designed by Gwen Adair of Cabinet Supreme by Adair.
Even though the Laundry Room might be one of the smallest rooms in a house, that does not mean it is the easiest to design. Quite the contrary. Because of all the functional zones needing to be incorporated into a tightly defined space, there can be a lot of challenges. Fear not, I will lay out all the special considerations one should take into account when making a Laundry Room plan!
For someone with a passion for canning and crafting homemade goods, her kitchen layout caused more headaches then enjoyment. This kitchen remodel was much more than improving the day-to-day life, but also to expand and encourage their household’s emphasis on healthy, homemade meals.
This 1970s era wood burning fireplace was woefully out of date and not very energy efficient. In fact, the entire space was in need of an update and this provided the perfect opportunity to make some drastic changes.
For your next project - maybe you are thinking, “I don’t want mine to look like everyone else’s, I want it to be a meaningful space. Something I can truly call my own”. Finding inspiration for interiors doesn’t have to be difficult, one just needs to know where to look. I will give you 3 unexpected places to explore that can help drive your design.
This lower level bath, while functional, was in desperate need of an update. For some reason the previous homeowner had installed a vanity designed for a single bowl and modified the cabinet to fit two sinks. What this did was eliminate most of the drawers, allowing for very little storage.
The appeal of a laundry room on the main floor is understandable, especially if the alternative is doing laundry in a dark, dingy, unfinished basement. This main floor laundry is front and center in this 1973 ranch house. Directly opposite the front door and visible from everywhere, this room had to both look presentable as well as function as more than just a space to wash clothes.
The Powder Room is one of those rooms in a home where you can push the envelope a little further with design. It is already a small space, everyone who enters knows it's a small space, so don't worry too much about trying to make the space feel bigger, it is what it is. If you are considering re-designing a powder room, here are a few tips: