Architecture-Design

Bathroom Inspiration at Door 16

If you’ve been following the remodel section, you know that I’m currently remodeling an old home. Due to budget constraints, that means lots of waiting and obsessing on the internet trying to find solutions. Ordinarily, I would know exactly how to do the remodel, but in this case, my home is an old California Craftsman, and I’m not really sure how to honor the old structure while updating it. Basically, I don’t have enough experience with the style to know how to proceed.

One salvation for me has been Door 16. While her home is a Victorian and the styles are somewhat different, some of the updates she is doing would actually work quite well in a Craftsman.

These are some bathrooms she posted late last year for inspiration and I’m thinking these style might work in my home.

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Confusion by Pravdoliub Ivanov

I love when design injects a little humor into your day.

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Home of Sebastien Guardard via the Selby

Here’s the amazing Paris home of Sebastien Guardard. I love how narrow his bathroom is. (Because mine’s only 40″ deep and I’m looking for inspiration!)

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Bronte Road Residence in Sydney Australia

This kitchen is fantastic. Obviously, the wood floors are nice and the layout is perfection, but I especially love the giant vent hood masquerading as a giant lamp fixture.

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Beachfront Facelift

I’m flabbergasted by this remodel–I can’t even believe it’s the same structure.
It took 5 years and several hundred thousand dollars to complete. The architect and owners faced an interesting challenge because tearing the property down would have been more economical than the remodel, but it would have meant losing their beach view due to new building regulations.

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Brooklyn Brownstone Remodel

I am loving the remodel of this Brooklyn Brownstone. I think I love it so much it hurts. It’s so spacious and white and airy and I love all their books. Sigh.

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Door Sixteen

I just discovered the great blog Door Sixteen about a young couple’s renovation and rehabilitation of a great old home just 60 miles of New York City. The before and after photos are inspiring to say the least.

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Gary Chang’s 344-square-foot apartment

How’s this for thinking outside the box? Er, inside the box? Anyway, after living in this 344 square foot apartment with his family since he was a teenager, Gary, an architect, bought the apartment when in his twenties and decided to go to work on making it a usable, functional space. He managed to incorporate 24 rooms by clever sectioning and partitioning depending on his needs.

Read the full NYTimes.com article and check out the slideshow.

Shed Remodel of Garage Apt.

There’s something so perfect about little spaces to remodel. I think the best thing about it is that you can really choose high quality materials because the square footage is small enough that your budget doesn’t take a hit. This remodel by Shed is inspirational.

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Corner Shelf

It’s the little interesting touches and details that make a home special. I love this little corner shelf idea used in the Kapero office in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Hackett Hall McKnight’s Dowling House

I’m loving these large scale windows and simplicity of design in the Dowling House by Hackett Hall McKnight. Also of interest are these narrow doors which abut them, providing an interesting contrast.

Oak Slat headboard and shelving unit

This 280 square foot home actually looks quite large despite its tiny footprint due to the simple treatments and some visual tricks. The way the custom oak-slat headboard fills the expanse of wall behind the queen size bed actually makes the space seem larger than if a regular queensize headboard were crammed in the tiny space because the full-wall headboard creates a visual flow instead of dividing the space into wall/headboard/wall sections.

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Transom Windows

This apartment in Copenhagen is beautiful. From the light wood floors, to the white walls, to the simple furniture selections…I’m smitten.

I absolutely love the transom window above the door. If you have the ceiling height, it could be a good way to add extra light into a dark room or just make a plain door more interesting.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $159.00
Availability: Buy Transom Windows here

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150 Year Old Farmhouse Renovation

I cannot stop looking at this amazing renovation of a 150 year old farmhouse by the architecture firm FARO.

I love the lack of ornamentation on the exterior of the building. Stunning.

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$10,000 Kitchen Remodel

Creede over at Grassroots Modern is having a contest where you can vote on your favorite kitchen remodel. I particularly find the “Simple, Modern, Functional” kitchen to be inspirational. The owner, Summer, did a great job of taking a cramped space and making it much more open and usable.

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