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Contemporary designs aren’t all sparse, cold, and full of sharp edges and expensive white sofas. In fact, Chip Wade's transformation of this 1950s ranch near North Druid Hills included a living space centered around life with kids—including reading “towers” and hidden storage.
When designing a master suite, builders usually prioritize the bedroom. But if you step back and think practically, the bedroom only contains the bed—while the bathroom and closet hold everything else. A lobby-style setup, which combines the two rooms, may be more effective and luxurious.
While budget, time, and ability are legitimate constraints on home improvement projects, often it’s a lack of creativity that limits the possibilities. Homeowners’ most common mistake is launching a project without having a full plan in place.
Keeping family together is the goal of most open-concept projects. However, maintaining style and warmth can be an unexpected challenge in cavernous, undefined spaces.
With their tricked-out kitchen and beautifully landscaped yard, it’s obvious that entertaining is a priority for this family. Recently I was fortunate to join them for a summer cookout.