Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Living and Dining Rooms - "Contemporized Craftsman" - Living and dining rooms

We widened a few wall openings and created a "window" in one wall.

A stylish shelf was created from custom wrought iron brackets and a thick piece of glass in the dining room.

Dining room Before:

Tired and stained oak floors were replaced with gleaming exotic wood.

Living room Before:

Both rooms were completely refurnished - including custom rugs, window treatments and art. What a difference!

Kitchens - "Contemporized Craftsman" - kitchen and eating nook

This mid-century home had been partially remodeled using Craftsman era touches. The owners liked some of the finishes but wanted to change others. We opened up some walls; designed a new eating area with banquette; added a granite slab and recycled glass backsplash to the kitchen......

The kitchen Before:

....updated the eating nook with custom banquette, 2 way fireplace, new lighting and new furniture:

The eating nook Before:

..... changed the fireplace so that it can be visible from both the eating nook and the kitchen:

We also painted the entire home's interior and redecorated the living and dining rooms - now the home works for this young family!

Bathrooms - Master Bath Mini Facelift

The owners of this home are tall and could not really see into the wall-mounted mirror very well. The solution was to mirror the entire wall. Success! We installed a new, beautiful marble slab, new sinks and new plumbing hardware.

Bathrooms - New Home: guest suite bathroom completion

This new home was built with an unfinished basement. The plumbing had been roughed in, so we were simply completing the unfinished space. The owners set a very restrictive, severely tiny budget - so it was a huge challenge to create a well-designed, functional and aesthetically pleasing rumpus room, wetbar, wine cellar, and bedroom/bathroom suite within the budget constraints. But it turned out incredibly!

We found some wonderful (and very reasonable!) porcelain tiles for the bathroom floor and shower pan, and accented them with glass tiles, which then were also used for the backsplash behind the pedestal sink. The new fixtures were chosen for their sleek, contemporary look and water-use efficiency.

For such a small budget (all of the above for $75,000 - including design fees, all labor, and all materials!) this project really looks fabulous!

Bathrooms - 1930 era home - bathroom remodel

1930 vintage home – it was important to respect the era of the home and update the tiny, tiny bathroom. We used ceramic, marble and porcelain tile. New fixtures were installed. The photo at the bottom is the "before" shot.....