A smart renovation is one that makes use of the existing structure in the best possible manner while transforming its ambiance and giving it the desired facelift. Typifying this to perfection is the gorgeous that blurs the line between the interior and the ravishing outdoors while giving the structure a touch of sustainability.
Many of us opt for a neural color palette in the living room or family area and decorate the bedroom and bathroom in more extravagant shades. Even in a neutral living room bright accents and lively decor have become all too common in recent times.
Even in Scotland the stone cottage has gone modern proving that this style can endure the ages. (This structure from Croft 103 is sustainable too.) Two neighboring derelict cottages on the Irish coast were rebuilt and then combined using a modern addition of a glass vestibule. The result is an incredibly modern dwelling by Peter Legge Associates.
Have you ever felt that the magic of your new home or renovated apartment wore off all too quickly and you were left searching for ways to recapture that excitement? The creative folks at Andrew Maynard Architects came up with an innovative new way to keep things fresh and unique as they turned an old boring structure in Australia into a truly one-of-a-kind modern home.
But this elegant home in takes a different approach with a serene backdrop that eliminates any excesses and sticks to a simple color scheme anchored in black and white. One can see a restrained minimal style being executed with precision throughout the home as the decor is kept simple and unassuming and the focus is firmly on the subtle creative details and engaging textures.
Stone cottages are great at keeping heat in during the winter (stone is naturally insulating) and cool in during the summer so they are ideal for places with a varying climate. As long as they are kept up and repaired they can last for centuries.
Thanks to smart design and proper planning the entire shell of the cottage was put together in a mere two days and the interior was left largely unembellished to bring out the elegance of raw wooden surfaces. There is an innate minimal yet rustic appeal about the design which includes the clever addition of modern comforts.