Entries by dianegordon

European Contemporary Basement

This basement has everything you could want – an amazing family and entertaining space with sit-down bar, fireplace, and rec room. It has the all-important guest suite with the fanciest guest bath, plus a home gym…

Fresh Main Floor Update

I posted an interior remodel a few years ago of a home in Stapleton where the family room had the unfortunate condition of the dreaded TV “hole” and fireplace off to the side. It just always makes TV-watching and furniture placement here awkward….

Cheerful Park Hill Bungalow Kitchen to Start the Day

We combined the outdated kitchen and dining room in this 1920s Park Hill bungalow to become a bright and cheery, but period-appropriate, open kitchen and new sitting room. The former living room at the front of the house has become the formal dining room. The homeowner told me after the project was completed that she […]

When the Layout Works, but it’s Time to Freshen Up

Sometimes you don’t have to start from scratch. The kitchen layout works, storage is fine, but the finishes are not your style and are just a little tired. In this Stapleton kitchen, the homeowners wanted a larger island and fresher finishes. So we added a base cabinet and also wrapped the island with trim and […]

My Stapleton Mud Room Addition

This summer, in addition to my usual 20 or so projects, I was adding a much needed 110 square foot mud room onto my Stapleton home of 10 years (with the help of Best Builders). The goals were to connect the house to the garage, add a second pantry, and a much-needed dumping ground for […]

Master Bedroom becomes Dream Kitchen in Bonnie Brae

Once Kris and her husband decided to add a master bedroom suite onto their Bonnie Brae Tudor, the perfect space at the back of the home was free to become a large family kitchen. Kris hired me to design a layout that would incorporate a large island, two sinks, two dishwashers, a built-in banquette, and […]

Whole House Remodel in Crestmoor Park

Mary called me after seeing a 50s ranch house in Crestmoor Park and was wondering what we could do to update it, still keep it a “rancher,” but a lot more “cute and cottagey.”  She had not even shown the house to her husband yet, but I met her there with her realtor.  Her first […]

From Builder Blah to Beautiful – Stapleton Master Bath Remodel

Busy parents of an adorable toddler, these past basement clients of mine were ready for a master bath retreat this summer. And a retreat it is! The new cherry and quartz vanity has been expanded in length, offering plenty of drawer storage now, and built-in mirrored medicine cabinets offer toiletry storage. The bathtub is a […]

Murphey Beds – Hidden Guest Bedroom

I’ve designed several Murphey beds lately in basements. They are great when you want to use a room for multiple uses. Both of the following examples are from recent Stapleton basement I designed. Six foot wide pocket doors separate the family room from this play room/guest bedroom, so when the Murphey bed is up and […]