How can a playroom be green? Martin Brown of Portland, Oregon turned an attic in his 1922 house into a great playroom for his son utilizing scrap material, an antique window, low-temperature LED light fixtures, an occupancy sensor and a hydronic baseboard heater.... Martin detailed his retrofit of his unfinished attic at his blog Bottleworld. The walls and ceilings were done in tongue and groove beadboard to match the rest of the home. New insulation and fireproofing was added, along with a few green features. A verdant-brand thermostat with occupancy sensor A hydronic baseboard heater. Checkout the entire project at An attic playroom via BottleWorld.net. All photos by Martin Brown and used with permission.
This is the first house that my friends and I moved into last year. It is a 1,150 square foot townhouse, with three bedrooms. I love it because it is within walking distance of my workplace, the grocery store and pretty much anything else I need to do. The three of us were pretty excited to get to decorate an entire house ourselves. We got a lot of hand-me-downs from people to keep the budget low, but we were able to imbue it with our own style as well. The pheasant patterned sofas were actually my Grandparents from the 1970s! The thing that I love most about our home, is that it has an eclectic vintage feel, while still being incredibly personal. Interested in sharing your home with Apartment Therapy? Contact the editors through our House Tour & House Call Submission Form.
My room makeover:: My wife and I wanted to choose features and design that would tie in the natural light from the large windows. The dark color and heavy drapery made the room feel small and damp. We hoped to have the fireplace stand out as a focal point of the room so we painted it all one color and made over the trim. We shaved the popcorn ceiling, added custom crown molding, and put in an overhead light fixture. With all the DIY efforts we were able to keep the cost under $1,000 for the whole room. My makeover advice:: Try to have a vision to begin with and use resources like Pinterest to gather inspiration. We also already had the furniture from our previous home, and tried to find a style that would incorporate what we had to work with. Having a focal point, or one item that you want to stand out allows everything else to fall into place. We really wanted a cozy space that was livable but still modern. What I love most about my new space:: The fireplace has been the most enjoyable part of our new living room, both functionally and aesthetically. Now that we can enjoy the natural light during the day, and the fireplace at night, our living room has turned into a space we can enjoy all day.
Hello AT,I'm going to be remodeling my 6x5 bathroom here in Minneapolis where a bathtub remains important for resale. I've been looking for some small tubs online, but unfortunately everything i can find is only made in Europe with no real shipping to the US. Are you aware of any manufacturers or retailers in the US or that ship here that would sell a small tub? I'd prefer a semi corner tub so the room doesn't feel quite so small and have more room for storage as we don't have a closet, either.
As bathroom month comes to a close and we think ahead to Smallest, Coolest, here's a bathroom idea that maximizes a small space by combining the sink and the tub. 'It works by employing a removable sink insert that empties into the tub, which is in turn angled to help drainage. The lip of the tub, and thus the edge of the sink, is tall enough that it comes within range of the height of a standard sink basin, about 32'. The sink reminds us of tub covers we've seen in Japanese bathrooms. The design could also facilitate greywater use, if you use a mild, plant friendly hand soap.
Not everyone is bold enough to paint the walls of their kitchen in purple. In this Parisian loft, it's the lower cabinets that got bathed in purple, giving the eat-in country-style kitchen a shot of urban chic.... Via Marie Claire Maison. Kristin Hohenadel blogging from rue Vieille du Temple, Paris, France.
In the Loop, we spotted this Room & Board shelving unit: a three-section, multi-fuctional, good looking modern piece! Apartment Therapy Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll post you here on the front page.... OTHER GOOD STUFF.Six-shelf wood bookshelf for $75.Room & Board brown sofa for $700.CB2 flip-flop red sofa for $500.Small decorative side table for $15.CB2 charcoal sectional sofa for $900 obo. Zebrawood drum light pendant for $400.1960s cherry wood dresser/hutch/secretary for $300.Two Eames plywood chairs for $40.
From AT:Chicago's own classifieds there are two glass vessel sinks for $150. Victor, the seller, says they are new and includes the drain assemblies and faucets in the price. Apartment Therapy Furniture Classifieds are open for your business in the NAV BAR. Post a particularly good thing, and we'll post you here on the front page.... OTHER GOOD STUFF.White dining table/chairs for $125Crate and Barrel console and coffee table for $90 Heywood Wakefield dining table for $600.Set of large carved mirrors for $100. each. Room and Board daybed for $250.Faux bamboo coffee table needs work for $40 Mid-c dining set with sideboard for $200 obo.
Known for its laid-back and casual vibes, bohemian style is perfect for the hangout space of your home. Stock up on cozy Moroccan-style blankets, pile up the textured pillows, and get a rattan daybed to lounge on. Your living room is about to become your friends' favorite gathering spot.
We love looking to European retailer Zara Home for staging inspiration. Their catalog photos always present unique ideas, usually with a unifying theme behind them. This year, the spring catalog is all about rustic style: timber headboards, layered blankets in natural colors, and lantern light fixtures. Click below for a few ideas.... Rustic Metallics: soft gray walls, antique mirror, white cotton blankets, and a wooden chair rail. Cabin Chic: clapboard walls, distressed metal side tables, and a checked blanket. Cottage Colors: pale gray, worn white, and a bunch of wildflowers. Cool and Calm: worn wood side tables, lantern lights, and a crocheted bedspread. Dark and Moody: blue-gray with glazed ceramic accessories.
Remember the racing car bed the Rickster had in Silver Spoons? Cheesy, yes, but I must admit, at the time, I was a bit envious. If you think your child would enjoy a car as a bed, but don't want to go to the extreme, this project found at IKEA Hacker is for you. The bed is the Vikare bed from IKEA, which doesn't seem to be available in the U.S. but any bed with a footboard will do. Anna, the talented mom who hacked this bed, described using adhesive plastic sheets to create the jeep details. Unlike the Rickster, when they grow out of this phase, you can remove the decals or repaint the bed. Check out more photos of this jeep bed over at IKEA Hacker.