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.
Your bedroom should be a place to relax and unwind. And while your master bedroom's design can have a major effect on resale value, it's also a space that is primarily for you so it's important that you create a space that you'll love.
If you are fortunate to have an attic in your home, if you haven't converted it already, you may be missing out on prime real estate for a master bedroom. An attic master bedroom enables you to have privacy, optimum views to the outside, and you can claim this extra square footage if you decide to sell your home. If you want to turn your attic into a master bedroom, here are some tips to see if it works for your home and lifestyle.
Sleep is a beautiful thing. In the warmth and comfort of your own bed, sleep can help you stay healthy, improve mental dexterity and recharge for whatever tomorrow holds. While finding your perfect mattress is essential to a good night's rest, it's all for naught without a great pillow to rest your head.
The bright white design of this kitchen and nook is the pinnacle of modern. Chrome and wood accents complete the stunning, chic look. By nestling this breakfast nook against an enormous window, this design guarantees plenty of sunny breakfasts. The cozy bench and modern dining chairs complete the pretty design. Although this kitchen doesn’t have as much space as some of the other on this list, with the right modern furniture and layout, it is still possible to squeeze in a comfortable breakfast nook.
Unless you have the luxury of an oversized closet — or can live with three turtlenecks and two pairs of jeans, Steve Jobs style — conquering your closet is a necessity. Below are some small closet products that will not only help you organize your clothing, shoes and accessories, but also add storage space and beautify your closet.
In the spirit of highly individual design, the 'Be Yourself' contest, brainchild of industry leaders, challenged visualizers to create the ultimate bathroom. This concept by Deluxe Home Creation Studio was the viewer's favorite and it's not difficult to see why. However, starting with images of grandeur is not such a bad idea. Even for a personal/residential project it is possible to gain inspiration from images such as these and scale them down to fit comfortably within standard spaces, keeping elements such as a simple water feature or simulated rain shower as part of the fundamental ideal.
Perhaps more than any other room in the house, the bathroom is a private retreat. It is a place where we perform important daily rituals and where we take the time to truly indulge ourselves with the wonderful luxury of solitude. The bathrooms collected here use their own design elements but have the luxury factor in common. The bathroom is not a place to skimp and none of these designs do.
While the idea of attic living sounds fabulous, ensure that you are ready for the transition from the main floor. While many people enjoy their master bedroom at the top of the house for the serenity, many don't enjoy the climb up the stairs. If you have small children, you may not want to be far removed on another floor. While if you have teenagers and a large family, the attic may be exactly what you need! Assess your family lifestyle and the layout of your attic in relation to other parts of the home to decide if a master bedroom attic will fit.
A separate feature holds the hardware and doubles as the perfect place to set a book or glass of wine – very usable, and a pleasure to look at. An ovoid tub is the crown jewel of any minimalistic bathroom. This design features a subtle faucet and overflow so the comforting shape can take center stage.