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    • Confused Living Room, This was originally the study, but we've repurposed it as a living room instead. It has tall, coffered ceilings and heavily molded throughout. I wanted to the foal point of the room to be the windows, but I'm having trouble rearranging the furniture we already have. I liked the idea of putting the loveseat at a diagonal, but it seems to create awkward spaces in junction with the rest of the pieces. I was thinking of placing the sofa table (half hidden, behind the chairs, in the picture) as a desk, right against the windows, but the style of the table doesn't lend itself well as a desk (in my opinion). I'm also not sure about the placement of the sofa table anymore. Should I put it somewhere, in sight, upon entering through the french doors? What sort of decor, accent pieces, lighting and colors would lend itself well with the existing pieces. What type of art work would be fitting? Mirrors, etc? I would really appreciate your help!, Living Rooms Design

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    • Reinvented Laundry Room, This mom of young twin boys needed a functional laundry and drop off area when entering their home from the garage. The original laundry room did not have a designated drop off zone, which meant everything ended up on the floor. She also wanted a space to fold laundry and store additional home goods. 

To create the new space, the wall between the existing laundry room and an underutilized spare bedroom was removed. A new drop zone made from Alder with a bench and cubbies was built so the boys had a place for their things. New Alder cabinetry in an espresso finish provided additional overhead storage.  A Kohler apron sink with a decorative pendant light allow for easy clean up, while a built in marble folding counter gives easy transition from the washer/dryer units. A backsplash made from 4x8 subway tile, bar tiles and decorative flower tile accent the walls and blends well with the new porcelain tile floor. Next to the drop zone is a new storage/utility closet. Additional features of the room include a wider opening into the area, additional counter space and cabinets, and a door that leads to the back yard.

Now this busy family can enter their home and easily unpack the day in their new laundry area.

Photos by Tommy Kile, Other Spaces Design

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    • Art Filled Powder Room, Had this idea to do floor to ceiling artwork on all walls, I have 79 pieces hanging in there my guests seem to be in there forever taking it all in. You can see the cord as my electrician has yet to install an outlet for the lamp on the corner chest out of view, Bathrooms Design

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    • Asymmetrical Kitchen Remodel, Before moving into this newly purchased home, the owners had an opportunity to remodel the kitchen. Built in 1990, this kitchen was compartmentalized and outdated. The island was too small and a bottleneck formed between the island and refrigerator. The owners wanted to open up the space to the living and dining areas. 

Inspired by Mexican contemporary architecture, the kitchen was transformed. The tile backsplash, dark counters and small island were all removed. The florescent light box was swapped with cool pendants and recessed lighting. A new kitchen sink is now located under a new picture box window allowing views to the street. Overhead cabinets in a bright, fun hue and open wood shelving with accent lighting and decorative tile bring functionality to the space. The cooktop remains in the enlarged, asymmetrical island and now accommodates seating. Some appliances were updated and a new pantry with additional storage was constructed around the refrigerator. Finishing the look is new Brazilian Pecan hardwood flooring. 

Now this family has an updated, contemporary kitchen that is open to the living spaces and can freely enjoy hosting friends and family. 

Photography by Paul Finkel, Kitchens Design

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    • Small Kitchen, Big Impact, We took our kitchen from the 80's to the present, all under budget.  We recycled our appliances, worked with 90% of our existing floor plan and turned it into a family-friendly space., Kitchens Design

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    • Moroccan Accent Bath, The highlight of this bathroom are the two antique Moroccan doors that were affixed to a new custom cabinet. The doors were mounted with loose pin finial hinges. The backsplash consists of gray tile that extends to the back wall and contrasts well with the brighter accent hues of the Moroccan doors.

In this project it was important for the finish of the hardware to contrast well with the antique mirror. The hardware is clean, geometric, contemporary; the mirror frame ornate and looks like it came from another era entirely.

When demo-ing for the project it was discovered that the existing second story was inadequately framed in a previous remodel. In order to support the addition we had to put in new floor trusses to support the existing framing. We also had to add new laminated veneer lumber to support the roof framing. 

In order to install the new trusses we had to remove the interior subfloor to expose the framing. We then cut a 14ft hole through the front exterior roof (under the dormer) to expose existing ceiling joists so that we could install new TJI?s to support the load of the second floor framing. They were then sistered to the existing joists, which enabled us to take out the sag in the downstairs ceiling. We also had to redo all the upstairs plumbing because of the new design. All the new drains had to run perpendicular to the joists by drilling passages through the joists so they met the main drain. The result is a beautiful bathroom set in blues with very effective visual counterpoints that are also essential to the proper function of the room. 

Photos by Tommy Kile, Bathrooms Design

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    • Soft aqua and saffron master bedroom, Elegant modern master bedroom in hues of soft aqua, creamy white, and saffron. This room creates a cozy retreat with a king sized bed in a 10 x 12 space., Bedrooms Design

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    • Strolling the edge ... looking in., It's fun to walk the edge of the property and look in at the gardens. It's so different from looking out., Gardens Design

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    • Faux Accents in Hallway, I wanted the hallway to flow into the dining and living room. The walls are Expedition Khaki by Behr, with a chocolate glazed faux accent stripe that goes along one wall.

I changed the fixtures to the hanging lights to give it a "club-like" entrance., Other Spaces Design

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    • Backyard Make Over, We have a wooded lot that ba kes up to a golf course. I always wanted to landscape the yard but, with so many large trees I could never get anything to grow except for some lilly of the valley and hostas. Additionally, we had an issue of teenagers cutting thru our yard to get to the neighborhood park. During their treck they would trample some of our hostas  just as they were emerging in the spring.  So I asked my husband to remove a few large trees and create a path and planting islands. To top it off, I wanted a gate at the side of the yard that would make fhe backyard mode private and hopefully make fhe teenagers think twice about  cutting thru the yard. 
I hope you like the results., Yards Design

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