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.
This ultra modern living room uses its clean lines to create an overwhelming atmosphere that is clean and serene. The round columns in this living room divide the room and give an otherwise industrial apartment a bit of a romantic spin. In this smaller living room, the white color scheme makes things feel more open.
Sometimes choosing a theme for a room can be the best inspiration for getting it to feel exactly how you'd like it. For bedrooms, one great theme is going with a country vibe that will make you forget the bustle of life outside the bedroom door. Keep the walls sunny and bright by choosing a pale yellow paint color and decorate with landscape photographs and light wooden furniture. Use antique touches, like a delicate chandelier and curvy nightstands to make sure the room doesn't feel too old-fashioned or frumpy.
The beautiful dandelion example below, to me, speaks something about me and my life. It is more than a nice looking picture; and this is what to aim for within this trend, which will be a popular one for 2014.
Strong red accents steal the spotlight in this modern setup, contrasted beautifully by the rich blue window chair. The colors are unexpected against the swathe of beige and white units in this space–and the best part is that these color pops can be changed out, without the expense of ripping out cabinetry and shelving, if you should become tired of your color choices.
This French-style living room has an eclectic design that's familiar, but is unified with a color story that is springy and pretty. The use of concrete and wood turn this modern living room into a testament to mid-century design. This teak wood living room is perfect for a living room that doubles as an outdoor entertaining space. A spacious living room dominated by a soft gray sectional is perfect for a family that wants to relax in style.
It's easy to fall in love with this bathroom. This round tub features a slightly curled rim and a defined bottom edge. The smallest details make all the difference in a space characterized by its simplicity. Perfect symmetry, illuminated by a whimsical hanging light arrangement that drenches the occupant with a soft glow. The smooth satin finish makes this black freestanding bathtub a delight to behold. The slightly recessed tile underneath is an especially inspiring touch.
Be careful with blues: they can refresh the room décor or make it tasteless if you take a wrong shade. Spruce up a calm beige interior with a teal accent wall, pillows and accessories, and you'll refresh it. Combine rich brown and navy touches for a bold room with a moody atmosphere. Make a room more vivacious with cool blue draperies and a rug, even the most peaceful brown room will look livelier. If you are looking for luxurious combos, choose navy or dazzling blue and tan leather furniture and ocher wooden pieces, you are sure to impress everyone.
Good modern design is to be found in a clear concept, a corresponding and consistent theme, precise execution and a commitment to an interior philosophy, and while this will inevitably produce an impressive and credible space it may not satisfy the inhabitant in every way. Few professional interior designers endorse different styles in every room of the house, but the opportunity to experiment with individuality comes with spaces private in nature.
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.