After the earlier purchase of a Fulford home in Belleville, IL, these clients contacted
Fulford Home Remodeling to expand their home using the unfinished space in their basement. The client's ideas and dreams were brought to life with Fulford's initial 3D virtual design that included room for the new pool table, a ¾ bathroom, kids play area, custom kitchen-sized bar, and a theater room complete with a surround sound system, component niches, a coffered ceiling, and an arched opening. Custom bar amenities included "rustic-alder" cabinets, granite countertops, bar-height seating for four, full kitchen appliances, glass-display cabinet doors, and a stem glass holder above the stainless steel sink. Other basement features included multiple lighting options, "Alterna" tile floors, an aluminum open-baluster stair system, and round colonial columns to cover existing support posts. A great design, attention to detail, and final finishes ensured that this lower level will be enjoyed by many friends and family for years to come.
Is it good to keep one style, (biege wall and floor) or combine styles and colors (as beige walls with white floors). What colors go together and how about diamonds shapes in the floor? Please comment on ideas. Thanks.
Commented on Aug 28, 2011
If the bathroom is somewhat big you could use bigger tiles on the floor as well as those same
tiles up your wall and/or use both small and large tiles on the floor as well as the wall as though you are wainscoating it. Also you could use a white tile if the bathroom is not that big to make it brighter and appear larger. A darker color would close it in. You could also use a lighter tile on the floor and then stencil on a design for either a border or in the shape of a rug to add a little color. I had a small bathroom once wherein the tile was placed in a diamond pattern of black and white and it looked pretty good. Depending on floor size and what color the wall is, white goes with everything and if you ever have to sell your house, you may not have to redo the floor for the sale! :)
We are almost finished putting the house back together after our renovation. Awaiting chairs and refinished tables for our den. I have a blank wall over the sofa that I usually hang a
tapestry over. I am thinking of doing a wall of family pics but am not sure how this will work with the "traditional" decor and shelving directly across. Should I just stick w/tapestry, try the pics or any other suggestions for this large wall? If I use the pics, should I do white frames or oil rubbed bronze to match fan & hardware? Any helpful ideas on an easy way to configure?
Commented on Aug 26, 2011
You could take a long rectangular painting or framed print that is only about 12-14 inches
wide above your couch. and center it above your couch. But like what is said above if it is family photo's it would make it awkward for people to look at them because they would have to lean on your couch to do so to look up to see them up close, and the prupose of putting somethng up is so that a person can see it visually without bending their height. In most art galleries and museums, a lot of the paintings are at eye level, without having to bend over or sit on something to see it. You don't want to make it awkward for someone to look at it. What about actually painting a mural on the wall and then taking a nice frame and placing the frame around the mural? Also you don't want to stretch a cord to your lamp by the window. You don't need two lamps there. I would take the table right out of the room and use the tall lamp at the end of the couch not the short little one you have in the photo. Kind of looks tacky and it isn't balanced right with the size of the couch either.
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made a bottle tree, a fish pond, grew and dried birdhouse gourds, made raised gardens, painted an old bench, painted rug onto my deck, harvested 40' bamboo, cured them and made a trellis, made a peaceful walking/sitting area in the woods out back. I'm a DYI'er that began as a financial necessity and grew into a passion.......By the way, if you haven't talked to the great people at Four Season Nursery yet, or shopped for mulch, gravel and plants, you're missing an opportunity. They are knowledgeable and dependable. My husband just smiles at me and hates to leave me the truck...he knows I'm going there for a load of something.