Suburban kitchen, BEFOREArchitect and designer Barry Wood takes ordinary interiors and re-envisions them, sometimes opening them up to make better use of space and create greater flow between rooms. Kitchen remodels are good choices for home upgrades as they typically return a value of 80 to 85 percent of their cost.
Suburban kitchen, AFTERBarry Wood's proposed kitchen redesign would reposition one wall and eliminate another altogether. This allows the kitchen and dining area to feel more like a unified space while also enhancing access to the adjacent family room.
Downtown condo, hallway, BEFORESometimes relatively minor structural modifications can have dramatic impact on the overall feel of a home, particularly with respect to facades, entrances and entryways.
Downtown condo, hallway, AFTERThe architect's vision, seen in the architect's digital rendering, adds a new bedroom entrance and creates not only enhanced room access but a more open, welcoming feel upon entering the home.
Chicago suite, family room, BEFOREA key conceptual challenge in this makeover, which involves a small house with tight spaces, is establishing definition of public and private living spaces.
Chicago suite, family room, AFTEREnvisioned changes such as replacing a tight corner with a 45-degree angled wall and opening up the living room space by removing a glass wall are examples of modifications that help create a greater sense of depth in the public spaces.
Chicago suite, bathroom, BEFORELarge, relaxing bathrooms are on top of the "most wanted" list for today's buyers. The national average cost of a bathroom redo is around $10,000.
Chicago suite, bathroom, AFTERArchitect and interior designer Barry Wood discovers the potential for what's possible in lackluster spaces. With a refined sense of theory-based design and the help of some advanced architectural rendering software, he reimagines the painfully ordinary as vibrant and dynamic spaces.
Chicago suite, bedroom, BEFOREThe proposed overall redesign for this house includes $8,000 in modifications to existing walls, a $13,000 bathroom makeover and a $5,000 electrical upgrade.
Chicago suite, bedroom, AFTERA cutout inside the refashioned bedroom entrance provides ample closet space. Adequate closets are of supreme importance to most homebuyers. In fact, according to some real estate agents, a bedroom without a closet is technically not a bedroom.