Wet Bar Remodel
For this wet bar we took this 1978 custom home design into the 21st century. The custom cabinetry was in great shape in this vacation home so we sprayed a couple coats of paint in a medium gray tone to update the look and compliment the wall color. We replaced the rust tile countertop with a carrara marble slab with a 2 1/4″ miter edge to contrast with the cabinetry and provide the bit of opulence to the space. We removed the old sink and brass fixture and updated it with an elongated oval sink (to maximize counter space) and installed an brushed brass faucet that includes two handles: one for regular water and one for filtered drinking water. The antique mirror tile backsplash was laid in a herringbone pattern to reflect the beauty of the space and create visual depth. To finish the transformation, zinc modern bronze pulls and knobs were added for a bit of glam. Read more about the wet bar remodel transformation process, click here.
One of the big challenges of niches in homes is “What to do with the niche?” Not only do built-in units add value to your home but they make an appealing visual impact. This couple had an extensive library collection so we opted to build a beautiful library wall. The leather inset door panels coupled with the espresso finish stain, fluted columns and triple-arch shelves make this piece truly impressive. We added his and hers leather chairs for the perfect relaxing retreat.
Family Room Focal Wall
There were many challenges with this family room focal wall. The red paint coupled with the outdated brick fireplace surround really made for an eyesore. We updated the look by laying travertine over the brick and then adding a beautiful ebony-stained fireplace mantle. We designed a custom entertainment center to house the families’ new plasma and finished the room with crown molding and accessories.
Entertainment Wall Makeover
The media niche looked unfinished and lacked functionality and beauty. We designed the wall unit around the existing fireplace and allowed for plenty of room for the new plasma television and surround sound system, including plenty of storage for DVDs, CDs and other necessities. We added down-lighting for display items and finished the unit in a warm mahogany stain to compliment the existing family room furniture.
Everyone should wake up to a beautiful bedroom. Period. Even if you can’t do a whole room makeover, treat yourself to wonderful linens and bedding. We can help you coordinate and customize your bedding to give you the look and feel you desire – from drab to fab!
The pebble fireplace surround and hearth were fine for a casual beach look but the client wanted subtle elegance in her living room. So we transformed the fireplace by creating this custom surround and hearth design from beautiful hand-crafted artisan tiles in a celadon color ~ simply chic and absolutely elegant!
Closet Converted to Wine Cellar
This kitchen nook and closet was no longer utilized, but the new owners didn’t want to waste the space. By reworking the wall and adding wrought iron accent “windows” and a custom designed door, their wine collection is easily accessed and displayed. Venetian plaster was applied to the walls to give them the old world look they were after. The portable wine cart works well as an appetizer and wine server and expands the kitchen for improved functionality and traffic flow.
This niche was in need of some customization and the client’s country-cottage look inspired this custom entertainment center. The wainscoting on the back wall of the cabinet artfully displays her favorite pieces and contributes to the charm and subtle sophistication of this piece while housing her television and audio/visual components handsomely.