Home Remodeling: Bring High Drama To Your Home in Small Ways


Not everyone has the desire or wherewithal to bring a dramatic look to their home. One way we help clients who want the strong colors and accents but are worried about living with that impact on a daily basis is to include them in small doses. Half bath and laundry room remodeling provides the perfect opportunity to add drama to a home without overwhelming the inhabitants.

A recent client of ours is one of those rare homeowners who is happy with a bold look. During a whole house remodel, we brought a strong black and white theme to each space, including a half bath and the laundry room.

Half Bath Remodeling

Half_Bath_RemodelThe black and white theme of the interior design scheme began with the gorgeous carpet our client chose for the staircase in her entrance hall. New rich flooring complemented the dramatic look. A half bath off this entryway could not be left boring and plain! The existing base cabinetry was very pretty and suited the updated look so we kept it. To continue the color scheme from the hallway, we replaced the floor with black and white tile and added a black granite countertop. The existing mirror and light fixtures stayed, but we brought in new hardware and faucet. The piece-de-la-resistance is the wall covering—a rich blue-green with a metallic floral pattern, an element that in a large room could feel like “too much”. However, in this half bath, it offers the high drama and strong tones our client was looking for.


Laundry Room Remodeling

Laundry Room Before
Laundry Room Before Photo

If you have been following our blog for a while, you know we love to create pretty laundry rooms. Our philosophy is that if you have to do laundry, you might as well do it in an enjoyable space! Right off the garage, the laundry room is the first space the homeowner sees when she enters her home. So, it was important that we bring her personality and taste to this rather ho hum space. We continued the black and white theme from the rest of the house in the flooring, but added a greyish beige color as well. The porcelain tile came in two sizes—12” x 12” or 18” x 18”. Our goal was impact, so to figure out which size would add the most we created scale drawings in relation to the rest of the space. Without examining the effect of each size in this way, the options could prove too busy or too big. We found the larger tile to be the best option for our intended goal.

laundry room

The layout of the laundry room provided the functionality our client needed, so we painted the existing cabinetry dark grey and added a light quartz countertop. The final look brought the high contrast and strong colors our client was looking for to this small space without being overwhelming.

There is no need to be afraid of bold design choices! We are here to help you express every aspect of your personality in your home. Send us an email or give us a call at 317- 253-8986.

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