Open shower

I’m trying to figure out how add a shower to a narrow half bath by taking over a closet to get some extra room. Unfortunately there’s not a lot of room to take any more width, so there’s not really a way to add a shower door or other major division.

This small bath separates the lavatory from the shower with a simple step down, but keeps the flooring and wall tiled with the same glass mosaic to give the feeling of a larger space instead of smaller fractured spaces. The drain in the floor and simple shower head doesn’t take a lot of space and because there’s not a door, the space feels more open.

Also, the little perch for shampoo and soap is not obtrusive into the space, yet perfect for the necessities.

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Wall of Books at Philip Wood and Tanya Ketenjian’s home

Okay, so the remodel posts are supposed to be less about furniture, and more about actual construction or remodeling your home, but this wall of books sort of qualifies because you would want to actually attach these to your wall for stability, but in this case Philip used two Expedit shelves from Ikea and stacked them.

Anyway, I love the look of tall stacks of books because they add a real sense of warmth without clutter (assuming it’s all books spines and not knick-knacks you’re looking at).

Also, I’ve met Philip through one of my best friends who is a Citizen-Citizen designer, and Phillip is just an all around down to earth, cool guy.

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Sly Slim

I live in an older home with great bones, but it is in need of some serious updates. I love these simple modern doorknobs. Updating to these would really update the feel for minimal investment.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $130.00
Availability: Buy Sly Slim here

Kraus Ceramic Lavatory sink

If you’re on a budget, but still want style, $175 is a pretty good deal on a sink.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $175.00
Availability: Buy Kraus Ceramic Lavatory sink here

Genuine Fake Bookshelf Wallpaper

If you were interested, I found the wallpaper from Abigain Ahern’s amazing house.

The papers are hand printed and designed by Deborah Bowness and there are some interesting options, like my favorite Illusions of Grandeur, which features a fake mirror and chandelier.

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The lovely home of Abigail Ahern

This place is sooooo inspirational. It’s the perfect mixture of old and new.

Pivoting Doors

Admittedly, I’m rather new to the concept of pivoting doors because until recently, I lived in a place where the sole purpose of doors was to keep the outside out. But, now that I’m in Southern California, and the weather is almost perfect year round, you start to think of ways to bring the outside in. Pivoting doors are a great way to ‘move’ an entire wall.

I found some great resources for the pivoting hinges and the hinges themselves don’t look too expensive considering they do quite a lot. ePivots and Rixson both sell the pivot hinges and are a good place to start.

(room shot via Canadian Architects.)

Veneta Cucine

I love the openness of this Italian kitchen.

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Kohler Bath Floorplans

If you’re working on a bath remodel or even new construction, you may find viewing typical room layouts helpful. Kohler has several room layouts starting with a tiny 40 square feet all the way up to the whopping 335 square feet bath.

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Made LLC portfolio

Here is the lovely portfolio of Made LLC, and there is a great mix of simplicity and depth to these rooms.

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Mirabelle Wall Mount Faucet

Here’s a fantastic wall mount faucet under the $200 level.

Purchase Information:

Price: $195.62
Availability: Buy Mirabelle Wall Mount Faucet here

Renovation by Eggleston Farkas Architects

Check out this amazing renovation of the Cavehill house by architecture firm Eggleston Farkas. When you live somewhere where the land is worth a lot more than the house, then having an architect-designed home becomes a somewhat viable option.

Correctional Facility in Styria, Austria

You know you’re in trouble when you like the looks of a jail more than you like your own home.

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U flat by Paritzki Liani architects

The multi-purpose ‘white cube’ home has movable walls so the home this 576 square foot home can accommodate a guest room and an extra bedroom for when the owner’s daughter comes to stay on weekends.

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Barn Door Hardware

Sometimes a huge fantastic door can really make a statement on the right wall, as well as allow for creating a large ‘movable wall’ in tight spaces. For instance, this wall conceals a full bathtub where there’s not enough walking space for a walk in bathroom.

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Purchase Information:

Price: $1,500
Availability: Buy Barn Door Hardware here