After living in downtown Chicago for several years, Gary and Kathy Lazar decided to raise their family in the nearby suburbs. Now with three children, the Lazars are grateful for the spaciousness and tranquil scenery that their suburban Deerfield home affords them. However, they are ready to update the interior so that it reflects their taste and style. Since they spend most of their time in the family room, the couple would like create a comfortable haven that the family can enjoy for years to come.
Four years ago, Mary and Joseph Segarra moved to the West Coast so they could be closer to their grandchildren. Although they like their new house, Joseph is a quadriplegic who is confined to a wheelchair. Therefore, modifications must be made in order to make this home functional for him. The Segarras have sought out our experts to help transform their master bathroom into a beautiful, yet handicap accessible space that will be better suited to Joseph's needs, while not ignoring Mary's desires for storage and beauty.
Jaime and Steve DiMarco and their two daughters have a wonderful ranch-style home that was built in the 1940s. The couple loves to entertain and have always dreamed of a large kitchen/great room that would look out into the backyard. With a budget of $75,000, the DiMarcos would like to remove the walls that enclose the kitchen to create a large, open space with the dining and living rooms. The remodel will also include new flooring, appliances, cabinets and counters in the kitchen and a new fireplace in the living room. Color and accessories tie the spaces together to create a wonderful, contemporary great room with a country theme.
After a two year search for their dream home, John and Christina Curtin found everything they wanted in the coastal town of Kingston, Mass. Their arts-and-crafts-style home has nine rooms and a building in the back that once served as an artist's studio. After countless hours of renovating the interior of their home, the Curtins are ready for some help in making the old studio into a cozy spot to hang out with friends and watch their favorite sports teams.
Mike and Lori Pond live in an old home filled with art from their globe-trotting experiences. They love the original character of their kitchen, but would like a more functional space for their needs. They have $50,000 budgeted for a designer to give them a colorful and updated kitchen.
Scott and Bari Mark and their two young children recently moved from a tiny apartment in New York City to a dream home they had built on Long Island in Woodbury, N.Y. Their new house has a lot of space to incorporate the couple's rustic Tuscan style. With the help of a local designer, they are ready to transform their vacant dining room into an elegant, yet functional space.
Jim and Dawnetta Abraham are retired dental professionals who live on the northwest side of booming Las Vegas. After having three kids and with one more on the way, they decided to retire early to spend more time together as a family. They have been slowly decorating their 4,800-square-foot home, but learned along the way how hard it is to materialize their own interior design visions. They want a designer to tackle the dining room and entryway to create a sophisticated space with clean lines, but a rustic flare.
Yugoslavian native Sini Vlaisavljevic recently celebrated obtaining his US citizenship by purchasing his first home, a contemporary penthouse in the heart of Washington, D.C. The brand new loft has wonderful city views and an open living area, which he hopes to turn into a modern, yet cozy space.
Twelve years ago, Tim and Carol Lloyd built a contemporary home in sunny Phoenix, Ariz. The couple loves to spend time with their teenagers and wants to make their game room a fun hangout for the family to enjoy. They're looking for a designer who will incorporate their pool table, pinball machine and pachinko game, as well as give them space to display their memorabilia.
Chris and Brent Reeves and their young son recently moved into their custom built home on the banks of Lake Lanier in Gainesville, Ga. Although they love their casual lifestyle, they'd like a more formal, sophisticated look for their great room and foyer.
Bonnie and Craig Blackson have found the perfect home in Park City, but their basement needs some work to make it a warm and open space for family and friends. The couple turns to our design experts to transform the empty, uninviting basement family room into a rustic and relaxing retreat.
Born and raised in Miami, Cristina and Armando have chosen to raise their two small daughters in the home of their dreams. However, their bland oversized master bedroom could use a little flavor. They've done a great job decorating the rest of the house, but now they need some help from the experts to make this a comfortable master bedroom.
David Howerton wants a spectacular roof deck to show off his beautiful San Francisco views. To create a comfortable, inviting outdoor space, he would like to extend the deck to the full length of his roof. He's looking for a designer who will incorporate an outdoor kitchen, a fireplace and a hot tub for relaxing and entertaining.