Check out this collection of before-and-after photos as designer Todd Davis transforms an outdated bedroom and patio into a chic, cohesive space perfect for Zen-style relaxing. Transform your home into a stylish retreat with these inspiring photos from HGTV's Room Crashers.
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Married architects with a small child have been living without a working kitchen for over two years. Down to the studs they were doing dishes in the bathtub and bathroom sinks. In three days, their galley kitchen is built into a sleek, modern, and working kitchen that still keeps touches of its original 50s tree house look. New maple flooring is added, over 170 ceiling planks were installed to give the room a light, bright and open feel; stainless steel appliances were fitted into the cabinets to make everything look like furniture; a yellow accent wall was added to contrast the white; and a combination of engineered stone and butcher block counters were installed. Host Todd Davis did several projects with the homeowners like handmade barstools, an art piece made with a mirror, and hanging indoor terrariums.
This dark and cluttered upstairs master bedroom doesn't reflect the homeowners' bohemian and artistic style. By ripping out a dilapidated covered balcony, adding a 10-foot bi-fold door, and building a sustainable open balcony with metal mesh railings allows natural light to pour in and provides views to a lush backyard. Adding a colorful & abstract landscape mural, crochet t-shirt rug, and reclaimed wood doors on a track system help to bring the outdoors in. Placing the bed in the middle of the room with a custom headboard with storage, eliminates the need for extra furniture and makes the space feel bigger and airier.
An upstairs master bedroom by the beach had a style described as college chic. By ripping out the carpet and installing light hardwood floors, adding a new and larger French door to the patio, replacing a non-working wood stove with an electric fireplace, and adding custom shelving, a new, cohesive, and bright foundation was built. Adding calming colors like purples and grays along with furnishings like a romantic four poster canopy bed, homemade artwork, bedside tables dressed with nautical rope, and silk flowers to dress up an unused flower box, this mish mash of a room becomes a relaxing, cozy, romantic retreat by the water.
A white, open, not updated living/dining space is unified with a beach and travel inspired design and cohesive floor plan. A custom climbing wall made from reclaimed wood runs along one wall and the same wood frames the TV on the opposite wall above the newly faced fireplace. Hardwood flooring replaces old carpet, and a new glass top bar area with modern stainless bar stools replaces an outdated railing. A travel theme is carried through a custom dining table top, starburst mirrors, and a photo project guaranteed to stimulate conversation. This new Traveler's Retreat is the ultimate place to escape for adventure, relaxation, and entertaining.
An unused garage and bonus room are transformed into a high-end lounge in just three days. Todd and his crew gave this space a total makeover complete with a slick fireplace to warm it up, recycled industrial bookshelves and a entertainer's bar. Plus, this design goes above and beyond with custom furniture, a unique stripped wall treatment and more!
A cluttered and decrepit kitchen is completely transformed into a sleek modern kitchen with a warm farmhouse vibe, including a cozy corner kitchen nook. The room is stripped to the bare bones, and the addition of some new appliances, a blue painted steel backsplash and butcher block shelves and countertops make a junky room functional and beautiful. The addition of new French doors and a window showcase the amazing view, and the application of vintage looking cooking decals make a bright blue wall farmhouse chic. Add in a built in corner bench and photo light box, and the creation of a cozy kitchen nook makes the transformation complete into a Modern Farmhouse Kitchen.
A bland room off the garage serves as a young couples' makeshift home office. They get a multifunctional makeover with the addition of both an office and guest lounge in one. A Wall Bed is installed with an alcove of cabinets and shelves to provide both storage and a sleeping area. The alcove is faced with wood flooring, and another wood flooring is used to create a desk created from metal vintage desk legs. The installation of a vintage wall unit that can be used for a bar, a charging station and an LP storage system continues the mid century multifunctional theme. A handmade textile storage pocket system and origami paper curtains bringing in pops of color of orange and greens. New handrails from plumbing pipe and grasscloth wallpaper provide finishing touches on an origami themed space that functions as both a home office and a comfortable guest room.
A bland backyard and an used bonus room are tackled in this Venice Beach episode. Inside the room gets fresh paint, a bamboo bar, a striped floor, new French doors, and a window where a wall was to open out onto the Jacuzzi. Outside, concrete pavers replace old stone and gravel; succulents and ferns liven things up; and furniture and the firepit are freshened up and recycled. A muted color palette inside and out accented with pops of bold yellows and reds; mode egg chairs and paint splatter lanterns help turn this unused space into the ultimate indoor/outdoor party pad.
A couple with two small children desperately need an adult-only master bedroom that's romantic and full of storage. By replacing a window with a slider, and building a small landing with stairs down to the backyard, the room immediately seems larger & more open. A new headboard filled with cubbies and shelves for storage utilizes the wall behind the bed, while a new bed with built-in drawers provides storage in otherwise dead space. A repurposed desk set into the closet provides a work space, while the ceiling is painted with a romantic scroll pattern, beautiful pendants are hung in lieu of table lamps, and wall decals, overlays and bedding provide color & texture for a cozy, romantic master bedroom.
Todd and his team transform a dark, uninspired basement into two warm and inviting spaces. They install engineered wood over the old marble floor to warm the room, and put up a new wall with a sliding door on a barn door track to create a guest room separate from the family room. A low, custom couch becomes built in storage, a beloved foosball table is given new life, and bright Moroccan inspired textured and colors make it a place the whole family can enjoy.
No storage and ill fitting cabinets are two of the main problems in a Craftsman style house built 100 years ago. The wall between the kitchen and dining area is knocked out adding new opportunities for storage and seating. New cabinets are added throughout the room; a glass tile backsplash highlights the kitchen area; a white engineered quartz counter, new bar, and a sliding door make the room bright, clean, and modern. Pops of color like lime green accent walls, bright orange bar stools, and a turquoise chalkboard wall, give this kitchen new life and take it into the present.
A boring and beige track home does not reflect this young couple's international sensibilities. The dining room gets an old world transformation with the addition of reclaimed wood beams, a metal wine trough on the dining room table and a world map art piece. A wine barrel chandelier, branded wine barrel flooring and deep purple paint create a rich and worldly vibe. By continuing the floor into the great room, and adding a metal and wood sculpture in the foyer, the whole house is transformed into a cosmopolitan space. The final touches of storage ottomans made from wine boxes and pendant lights with Edison-style filament bulbs complete the transformation from blah to beautiful.
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