Giving the breakfast bar area a separate wood finish creates a relaxing separation from the kitchen’s countertop and a comfortable place for guests to relax while dinner is being prepared. A butcher block countertop is a dream come true for any chef, making quick work of chopping and aging beautifully over time. Black and white is always chic as evidenced in this kitchen/breakfast bar space that’s perfect for one (or hopefully two.
The next step is to determine how much work, cost and house renovating it will take to convert your attic into a master bedroom. For older houses, the heating, ventilating and air conditioning will have to be run to the attic and possibly plumbing pipes. For many home owners, the expense of having to run new services to the attic is minimal in comparison to the benefit of added space and functionality. Before you get started, ask a contractor or a home improvement professional to assist you in estimating the costs. Remember return on investment (ROI) could bring you back more money than you invested into the initial conversion.
A contemporary atmosphere is hidden in the details. For an exhilarating effect,choose an open canopy bed to go with your large windows. This way the light can flow freely and flood every corner of the room without interruption, just like the example above, designed by Cleare Interiors.
The kitchen is the heart of most modern homes. It's the engine room of every party, cook-off and lazy Sunday. It's not just where the food and wine is — the kitchen is the central hub that runs a family. It's usually the single most important room in a house and it says a lot about who you are.
Contemporary furniture and layout meet a retro-inspired color palette, all united by a single painting in the charming style of 70s graphic design. While the furniture in this living room is perfectly up-to-date, it mimics the low-slung forms popular in Mid Century Modern homes. The wall panels to the right have a touch of Art Deco flair.
Marble countertops are the height of luxury and the dark coloring keeps thing completely manly in this creative kitchen from Delta Tracing. Not every kitchen needs to adhere to monochromatic schemes to be more masculine. The mustard yellow countertop in this kitchen cleverly winds around a corner making a perfect space for breakfast or a neat, inspiring work area. Tucking bulky appliances like a stove into the wall makes this gleaming white kitchen seem that much more orderly.
We all need a little industrial chic in our lives. The tray top is removable for when you crave breakfast in bed. The table, available in an antique bronze or brass finish, works well as a nightstand for a small space because it can be folded up and stored when not needed.
To add texture to the kitchen and make it even more interesting, the designer opted for an ancient scrubbed kitchen table, a marble kitchen countertop and tiles. There are some wooden stools, a dresser, an upholstered armchair and curtains that make the kitchen much cozier.
What's characteristic of feminine coffee tables is that they very often double as ottomans, which is a smart idea. Choose a cute upholstered ottoman and coffee table in one in some girlish color like pink, blush, lavender or just white, it will create an inviting ambience. To add a glam feel to your space, choose a glass coffee table with gilded legs and framing. If you have a modern living room, why not try trendy and edgy acrylic coffee tables? They can have metallic corners for a chic look or be just sheer and seem to disappear in the air.
A black and white background allows the yellow kitchen island and cabinetry to stand boldly at center stage. It’s also interesting to note the variety of woods used throughout, different on the bookshelf, countertop, and background cabinets. While the chairs are the only yellow pieces of furniture here, the kitchen itself carries on the theme with a carefully curated collection of yellow storage jars, coffee cups, and other functional additions.