The Secrets To A Well-Designed Home
- Next1 of 6Published by Artisan Books, Copyright ©2013; Photographs by Matthew Williams
- Previous Next2 of 6Published by Artisan Books, Copyright ©2013; Photographs by Matthew Williams
- Previous Next3 of 6Published by Artisan Books, Copyright ©2013; Photographs by Matthew Williams
- Previous Next4 of 6Published by Artisan Books, Copyright ©2013; Photographs by Matthew Williams
- Previous Next5 of 6Published by Artisan Books, Copyright ©2013; Photographs by Matthew Williams
- Previous Next6 of 6Published by Artisan Books, Copyright ©2013; Photographs by Matthew Williams
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By Andie Huber
Everyone wants a customized home that reflects who they are, but that can be expensive. Our friends at Remodelista have written a new book that can help: Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home. It's filled with sources they love (from furniture and lighting to fabric and hardware stores), essential DIY tips, and step-by-step guides on how to mix vastly different price points for a tailored look that doesn't cost a fortune.
Mix It Up2 of 6
To make a space feel bespoke, combine high-impact design—low-cost industrial-modern cabinets, for example—with elements that reflect your personal taste. Believe it or not, the owners of this 19-century barn in Upstate New York designed the kitchen around Ikea parts. To make the space their own, they choose smoked-glass light fixtures and wood paneled walls. These accents not only balance the cool stainless-steel cabinets and polished concrete floors, the result is a unique space.
Counter Culture3 of 6
To infuse more personality into a kitchen, choose colored tiles for backsplashes. The homeowners chose Heath Ceramics in a cool blue that works well with Ikea's Numerar stock countertop—a 1.5-inch-thick warm-toned butcher block that complements the space.
Smart Storage4 of 6
When planning your storage needs, choose stock cabinets and drawers, customizing the insides with inexpensive dividers. Here, the homeowners tailored their drawers to accommodate their saltcellar collection, along with glass jars and pot lids. The modern handles cost $4 for two while the much-sought-after soft-close function on high-end cabinets and drawers comes standard.
Appliance Science5 of 6
Stick with the same finish for all appliances for a unified look—the homeowners chose stainless steel to match the lower cabinets. The stacked washer-and-dryer unit is cleverly hidden behind custom-made chalkboard-painted doors.
Book It6 of 6
For more clever inspiration and DIY ideas for remodeling your space, check out Remodelista: A Manual for a Considered Home, available at your local bookstore.
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