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BHG Guest Blogger

A Colorful Kitchen Makeover

 

 

Hi Everyone! My name is Shavonda and I’m the blogger/author over at  A Home Full Of Color. A Home Full Of Color is where I journal all my décor and DIY shenanigans, and share my love of all things interior design.  I love colorful, eclectic spaces and I’m always on a mission to try and infuse that love into my home.  I’m so excited to be here guest posting on BHG Style Spotters today, and I’m thrilled to be sharing a bit more about my I Did It kitchen project.

 

 

 

 

 

 

When we moved into our home we loved that it offered plenty of space for our young family.  What we didn’t love so much was the very bland, tan, cookie-cutter interior that accompanied its planned neighborhood exterior. We knew right away that had to change and I wanted to start with the kitchen. When we first toured the house I loved its potential and started brainstorming ideas right away.

We stretched our dollars by keeping the layout the same and choosing to make impactful cosmetic changes. We painted the cabinets & removed some doors, installed hardware, installed a backsplash, updated the faucet, and even painted and stenciled the floors!

The project was truly a labor of love and was over a year in the making!  Since my wife and I have completely different design styles and we needed to stick to a very strict budget, every decision took time and compromise. Though it was slow going, the end result is a space we enjoy being in and is a true reflection of us.

The opportunity to be in Better Homes and Gardens has been an absolute dream come true.  It’s still so surreal to me that I’m actually within the pages of a huge source of inspiration for me.  When I first got the email from Kit Selzer about interest in featuring my project in an upcoming edition of the magazine I couldn’t believe it.  Even after our conversation scheduling the photo shoot I was still in disbelief.  It wasn’t until the stylist, Laura Hull, and photographer, Edmund Barr, arrived at my house that I realized this was actually happening!  Before I knew it they were working their magic and we were under way.

At the end of the day I was left with a wealth of knowledge, and memories of one of the best days of my life, both of which I’m so grateful for.  It’s definitely an experience I’ll cherish forever.

Thank you again, BHG for having me.  For even more details on this project and to follow along on with more of my colorful adventures, be sure to check out my blog.  You can also find me on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook, and Twitter.

 

 


Style Spotter Editor

New Showers Door From The Kitchen and Bath Show

 

Trend: Barn-Door-Style Shower Doors

 

For a few months now, we’ve been seeing a lot of homes incorporating barn-door-style sliders on pantry doors, bathroom doors, and closets. When I hit the Kitchen and Bath Show last month, I was surprised to see the same kind of hardware showing up on shower doors, too!

 

 

My colleague, Marie, trying out one of the new barn-door-style shower doors.

 

Some versions of this new shower door hardware feature oversize rollers above and below the glider bar.

 

 

The exposed, oversize rollers and more overt slider hardware bring a bit of an industrial vibe to the shower. But because I generally saw it executed in shiny chrome or stainless steel, it feels clean and fresh. It evokes a modern, streamlined effect, not the gritty essence you sometimes get from industrial details.

The other cool thing about this hardware: It allows the shower doors to be essentially frameless. As you can see in this photo of Kohler’s Levity shower, the exposed hardware at the top is pretty much the only structure you see on this shower door system. The sliding panels are frameless, creating a really sleek effect that’s perfect for modern baths—or any bath where you don’t want the shower to be the star of the show.

 

The Levity frameless shower with barn-door-style hardware, from Kohler.

 

 

Keep your eye out for more examples of this innovative new look for shower doors. My bet is that the look will become standard pretty soon.

-Karman Hotchkiss, Deputy Content Core Director