A home originally built in 1901 in the Denver neighborhood of Berkeley, gets a full top to bottom remodel with Beautiful Habitat Interior Design.
Like all older homes, this house was a collection of small, separate rooms and did not lend itself to the lifestyle of today’s busy family. This home had previously undergone at least one addition, which literally felt like it were slapped onto the side of the existing home. There was no flow to the home or the tiny rooms, but a lot of potential and quite a bit of space.
A lot of planning went into designing this home to be perfect for a busy, young family in a vibrant neighborhood.
Walls were removed to open up the whole main floor and create a modern, functional and bright kitchen space. Modern elements including Shaker-style cabinets, stainless appliances and granite countertops were added.
Before the remodel, the kitchen was enclosed by walls, dated, and very dark. The oven in front of the window is against current building code and a fire hazard. The window was closed up to make a better kitchen flow. The addition of recessed LED lights throughout the kitchen makes up for the loss of the natural light.
Walls were removed throughout the main floor to open this living room to the kitchen and enjoy the abundance of light from the windows. Originally two separate living rooms, a dining room and a kitchen, now the room functions as one large, open great room. Wood flooring was installed throughout to keep the open feeling. The new design functions so much better for a modern family.
In a previously awkward upstairs space, we created a functional family room space in a loft area. The space accommodates movie watching, a playroom, and a homework nook as the kids grow.
The Master Bedroom received a luxurious update including the addition of a walk-in closet retreat, and master bathroom. Barn doors close off the closet and retreat spaces from the main bedroom.
Bonus Room: Master Retreat
The Master Bedroom retreat is a bonus room overlooking the beautiful neighborhood, with a street full of large trees and homes full of character.
Originally the home had only one bathroom on the main floor, which served the master bedroom as well as the more public spaces. We created a separate powder room on the main floor to separate the bathrooms. Then we completely reconfigured the existing bathroom to be a proper master suite with a full 5-piece bathroom, connected to the master bedroom.
Wishing you a blessed, successful, abundant and very happy 2015!
Recently I’ve been working on several bathroom remodels and a few fireplace remodels/refacing as well. That has me shopping for tiles often. And in spending so much time in tile stores, the reps have been showing me the latest and greatest new things coming into their showrooms. One trend that I am seeing is more and more of is that of textured and 3D tiles.
Textured tiles are hot and the varieties in shapes, patterns and colors grows every day. These tiles are created with new manufacturing techniques. As the technology continues to improve, the shapes that these tiles can take becomes virtually endless.
These 2 tiles are from Ann Sacks. The first is the Mousharabia collection designed by Martyn Lawrence Bullard, with a definite historical/Moorish flair. This tile is glazed with a subtle blue over terra cotta. The second tile is the Vincente Wolfe Textures Collection. This tile is a more matte finish, adding to the visible texture. Both tiles really call out to be touched, don’t they?
These tiles make a beautiful design statement. Even if bold colors or patterns are not for you, a textured tile in a neutral color can add a unique element to your room. The options in textured tiles now range almost as much as regular ol’ flat tiles: traditional to modern, contemporary or historical, an endless range of colors, and textures from glossy and glazed to honed to matte.
Textured and 3D tiles can be used to make a statement on one wall or create an accent in a room, or used en mass, covering the whole room or wall. Check out the beautiful rooms and designs below featuring textured tiles. This should get the inspiration flowing for you.
via Ann Sacks Vincente Wolfe Textures Collection
I just specified this tile below for a bathroom design in Denver. The texture is subtle, but spread over a wall like this makes a beautiful statement.
via Capco Tile
Based on this display at the ICFF Design Show, the options in textured tiles may be unlimited and this trend may be around for a while.
via Design Milk