Being able to fully open a wall to the outside is a personal dream of mine (along with outdoor showers). These pocket doors create a seamless transition from inside to outside, extending the house visually into the well-appointed garden.
nother example of well-placed frosted glass, this pocket door keeps the light flowing from one room to the next, without skimping on privacy.
If you don't have the patience for wallpapering, paint the inside of the closet a fun but impractical color you've always liked, like lavender or turquoise.
Glam up your lighting. Chances are, you've got a bulb light or a really boring flush-mount ceiling fixture. Here recessed lighting combined with a glittering Caboche Chandelier were used. If you have room, replace it with a small chandelier, a jazzier flush-mount or a drum pendant. I found a chandelier on sale at Neiman Marcus' Last Call for $60 and replaced the depressing light in my closet, and it makes me feel like a star. Just be sure to check with an electrician to make sure the lighting you choose is safe and meets safety codes.
We designed the huge couch — otherwise known as 'The Pit' — where everyone in the family could lounge, and even nap together," says Morris.
If you don't need the closet in a home office or guest bedroom, turn it into a sitting area. Take off the doors and add built-in drawers across the bottom of the closet to create a bed-height bench and provide extra storage. Install good overhead lighting and shelves for books, then paint the interior and trim in a warm color. Throw pillows that invite family and friends to sit, read and relax finish off the space.
here are all kinds of mounting brackets for slim, flat panel TVs. You won't miss a minute of your favorite show when you can angle the TV straight in to a great room, then turn it toward the dining area. If you're going to eat and watch TV anyway, you can at least sit at the table instead of eating on the sofa.
Mirrored plate covers make these outlets almost disappear.
You can hide an outlet behind a little trap door. When you need the plug, just open the door and plug in the appliance. This is especially handy on an island.
Why not break the white ceramic mold and go for a copper sink WITH decorative apron front?
Help me decide what to do in my own kitchen! I've been looking for examples of the table-style island lately. We had a fire in our house last year, and we're currently in the process of rebuilding. It's a small city coachhouse and therefore has limited space, so we were originally thinking of putting our dining table in the kitchen instead of an island. But now we're considering a table-style island to give us a little more workspace at counter height. I'm hesitant to give up a dining table, but I'm being swayed. An island with seating all around could be the solution. What would you do?
Although Houzz users were torn about the gray color choice in this room, everyone agreed that these built-in bunk beds created a perfect setup. Building them into the walls not only makes the bunk beds sturdy and sound, but the configuration allows for plenty of space in the rest of the room
Houzzers bookmarked this photo for the smart daybed design in the corner of a room. The corner headboard and pillows mean that the bed can serve as a couch during the day. Take off all the pillows at night, and you have a comfy place to curl up and sleep.
A modern version of a bunkhouse, this room can fit as many as five kids — all with plenty of sleeping space. The designer worked with the long and narrow shape of the room by putting custom bunk beds against one wall and a crib and changing table on another.
common thing I’ve seen is pushing two double beds together. This is likely the most economical way of creating an extra large bed as you skirt the cost of a custom build.