This kitchen, situated in a tiny Amagansett beach shack, felt crowded with upper cabinets and dowdy curtains. Sturdy, walnut shelves replaced the cabinets and opened up the room.
A vaulted Carolina pine ceiling, glass doors, and new windows let in light and helped the small living room breathe.
Designers divided one unwieldy bedroom into two, smart comfortable ones. Built-in closets tuck behind the chimney in the small Amangansett home.
Designers added a pool and hot tub, a patio made of bluestone and dry-stacked Pennsylvania fieldstone, and the surrounding flower beds. They also replaced the original toolshed with a gray-sided pool house, making a great spot to host an outdoor get-together.
Adding outdoor rooms, like this dining area under a wisteria-covered arbor off the living room, more than doubled the living space in the petite Amagansett home.
Installing a cedar-clad outdoor shower just outside the kitchen door allowed it to share a wall with the house's indoor shower, which simplified the plumbing.
A plain dining room gets a fresh and bright update in this Newport Beach house. The homeowners decided on a flexible seating arrangement of bench and chairs with colorful slipcovers from Shine by S.H.O. The shell-encrusted statement chandelier is by Currey & Company.
Painting all of the walls in the house white created a clean backdrop for a riot of color. The living room features lemon yellow lamps from Shine by S.H.O. By replacing the wall-to-wall carpet with bamboo flooring, the room gains an instant lightness.
The goal of this breakfast nook was "bright and fresh," just like the room's inspirational tiki poster.
Homeowners remodeled this 1920s home by opening up the shed roof and L-shaped additions out back with new French doors to bring in more light and views of the Boothbay Harbor in Maine.
Massive support beams make for an open first-floor plan, while the vaulted living room ceiling occupies former attic crawlspace.
Homeowners made a shower curtain that surrounds the antique tub by soldering copper piping and bolting it to the interior roof rafters.
During demolition of the original cottage, homewoners salvaged glass-paned cupboard doors and hinges to create new built-ins off the kitchen.
Angled eaves under the sleeping loft's 6'3" peaked ciling accommodate small pieces of furniture and a built-in bed abutting the half-wall behind the stairs.