Lori Gilder

Lori Gilder is an award-winning Architectural Interior Designer known for her clean, architectural lines and comfortable California Modern style.

Architectural Planning

A Mid-Century Modern Home Tour: The Kitchen

As we continue the tour of a mid-century modern style, it's time to step into the room that continues to be the heart and soul of the home - the kitchen!  Over the years the kitchen has evolved into a multi-purpose space.  There are times it will serve as a four star restaurant, gourmet deli, dining room, office, entertainment room, living room - and all around social hub! In more modern environments the open kitchen layout and design integrates well into the overall architecture of the home particularly when orienting the kitchen toward the open living space.  Below is the new kitchen floor plan of  our #PalmSprings project.  By removing  existing walls and re-orienting the workspace toward the expansive living area and spectacular mountain view, natural light will instantly flood the living ares of the home. Open Spaces, Natural Tones, Clean Lines – The open floor plan allows you to interact with your guests while you are in  entertainment mode, making it a much more social, approachable and inclusive experience. Deep architectural elements complimented by light natural tones and clean and simple lines lend a distinctive modern charm to the kitchen. Image via Mid Century Home Let the Wood Take Center Stage – Natural wood tones and multiple species are common in this design style. Showcasing the beauty of these woods through the cabinetry and seating is an ideal place to highlight their natural beauty. Image via Pinterest Built-in Banquette and Modern Chairs – These days, a kitchen is not complete without a comfy seating area to enjoy the food and the company of family and friends. Regardless of the size, a sleek built-in banquette would work beautifully within a mid-century modern inspired kitchen. Introduce a pop of color on the tabletop and sprinkle a few Arne Jacobsen chairs around and you have the most stylish breakfast nook for you and homework center for the kids! Image Via Pinterest Use the Right Lighting – Good lighting is essential to a well-functioning kitchen design no matter what style, and selecting a favorite mid century modern pendant for that space can really pack a punch! Whether you're hanging pendants over your kitchen island or a single fixture over dining table, find your favorite piece. Does the sparkle of a sputnik-like chandelier give you the look you're after  or is it the avocado PH pendant light?  Either way a stylized modern fixture like these will instantly speak the mid century modern lingo. Image via Apartment Therapy I would love to help you design your modern kitchen and full home remodel.  Contact me at Interior Makeovers, Inc. by calling 310-788-0990.    


Luxurious Closet Design That Meets Your Every Need

You can never have too much storage space in a home, especially if you tend to collect belongings.  While most home storage is designed to be purely functional and often hidden behind a closed door, one area of your home where you can invite some luxury into your storage is the master closet. The master closet is one of the most private areas of your home-- so why not be as decadent and indulgent as you want in your design!  Here are just a few ideas for a master closet that will make you swoon: Organization – You’ll want plenty of hanging space for your clothes, and the standard shelf and rod is not going to cut it for a well-organized space.  Custom-designing your closet with built-in storage that can efficiently display shirts, pants, suits, and dresses organized in color stories, will make your primping experience much more pleasant.  This usually requires multiple shelves and hanging areas expertly spaced to make the most of the square footage of the closet.  If you have ample space your  master closet providing multiple drawers will free up floor space in your master bedroom!  And if you must share with your husband (and most of us do) provide him with tie/belt hangers and built-in shoe racks to help keep the closet from becoming haphazard and disorganized. Seating – Comfortable seating is an absolute must! Use a cushioned bench or a full sofa chair, depending on the space available to you.  Not only does this give you a quiet spot to relax, it also makes it easier to put on your shoes in the morning. Lighting –  In addition to having general overhead lighting, consider track lighting to focus on your actual wardrobe. Wall sconces are another wonderful option for getting more light into this room.  Don't stick with standard light fixtures, either; luxurious fixtures like an overhead chandelier can go a long way toward an incredible-looking space. Full Length Mirror – You don't want to leave your home with a missed button or a flipped collar!  Full-length mirrors are a must for checking your appearance before you head out.  Choose one with a frame so that it looks like a piece of art in your closet. Vanity – Include a vanity that can be used to apply makeup and put on jewelry.  Ideally, the vanity will have its own lighting and a cushy seat as well as a well-organized drawer for holding your jewels and makeup. TV – A TV in the closet is a great way to know what weather and traffic to expect from the day as you're getting ready.  No more running back inside for that jacket! Coffee Station – For extra convenience, install a coffee bar nestled into a corner of the closet, especially if you're like me and can't live without those early morning cups.   For additional design tips and ideas for your home, be sure to visit me online at Interior Makeovers, Inc.. or call us at 310-788-0990. I'd love to help you create your ideal luxury closet space. Photo credits: 1.) HouseBeautiful 2.) Pinterest 3. ) Decor Pad 4. & 5.) Houzz


Celebrate the Outdoors This Summer

This weekend the temps are going to soar here in LA which means that summer is officially here!  This is one of my favorite seasons  for casual gatherings with friends, mostly due to the fact that the weather is ideal for outdoor cookouts and garden parties. So it makes sense that one of the most sought-after home improvement projects over the past several years are comfortable and well-designed outdoor living spaces.  Homeowners in every climate are looking for better ways to enjoy the company of friends in the fresh air in an effort to extend the summer lifestyle. An outdoor living area can be designed with all the comforts of an indoor space while allowing you to fully take advantage of the gorgeous summertime weather, whether it’s having friends and family over for a barbecue or simply having a place outside where you can enjoy a few quiet moments to yourself. Here are a few design tips to consider implementing for your outdoor space. Garden Retreat – Create an outdoor space that utilizes a pergola to help shade you from the sun without completely blocking the light. For an area like this, introduce a number of different plants, trees and flowers to help provide a calm and relaxing atmosphere – perfect for reading a book in the afternoon! Outdoor Living Room – Planning on entertaining more than a few guests during the summer? A subtle transition from the interior to exterior  will provide you with more livable square footage.  Build an outdoor living space directly outside of your home to help bring some of your indoor comforts out. This elegant extension will provide you with a mini home "resort" feeling which will enhance your quality of life and increase the value of your property! Patio Space – Sometimes, all you need is a small patio. If you like spending casual time with friends, family or by yourself, then a patio is the perfect place to do it. Add a table and surround it with comfortable seating of your choice for an easy to maintain and enjoyable patio area. These are just a few design tips for your home that you can use to create an outdoor area to enjoy. For more architectural interior design advice, please visit me at Interior Makeovers. Photo Credits: 1.) House Beautiful 2.) Pinterest 3.) Pop  Sugar


A Recap of My Time at KBIS

Last post, I talked about the KBIS and NKBA's 50th anniversary, but today I'd like to go a little deeper into my actual involvement with the show.  While at KBIS, I gave two presentation, joined a panel discussion, and was even on a radio interview.  It was a busy show, but I enjoyed every minute of it. My two presentations were organized to introduce the revolutionary new showroom technology from QueX.  This technology allows users to interact with a virtual showroom and virtual home designs to help designers and clients work more efficiently together when planning and creating a design project. It takes out much of the guesswork and the chance for miscommunications by providing a "virtual" face to face between the designer, client and any  major supplier or GC - enhancing the collaboration process. I was thrilled to be among one of eight designers selected to interpret a home space for different generations; my design assignment was the GenX Kitchen.  We created drawings, concept boards and virtual 3D's of our designs which were then loaded on to the QueX platform -  allowing us to interact with our audience using the multi-touch display screens. Our Fabulous Featured Designers: Andie Day, Carmen Christensen, Cheryl Kees Clendenon, Corey Klassen, (me), Meredith Heron, Susan Serra and Tyler Wisler. Working with QueX technology allows everyone involved to get a full overview of all aspects of the design process, at the same time enhancing the communication between the client and the design team as a whole. I was also asked by Veronika Miller of Modenus to share some highlights and favorite finds from #BlogTourNYC and the Architectural Digest Home Design Show.  I was joined by other alum from previous Blog Tours: Tamara Stephenson - BlogTour London, Kelly Morisseau - BlogTourNYC, and Brandon Smith - BlogTour Cologne.  They all had some great insights on how to use some of their favorite discoveries as design inspiration. Finally, I was invited to do a radio interview for MyFixitUpLife.  Mark and Theresa, the hilarious couple behind this helpful website take you on an insiders tour of the home improvement industry.  They hosted three - hour long shows during KBIS and I was lucky enough to get a jam packed 15 minutes with them.  They are so full of life and energy...I could have spoken with them for hours! I was so glad to have had this opportunity to meet all of these talented people and experience the industry trends and emerging technology. Stay tuned for more NOLA adventures! Stay Inspired!


Designing Your Home to Last

If you take the time and energy to plan a home renovation, make sure it is designed to last.  While new paint and accessories are a great way to update a space with a fresh new look, more extensive architectural interior design changes should be made with an eye toward the future. Answering a few important questions about how you really live will help you develop important design decisions and features within your home. Considering your future plans for more children, an aging parent or a returning college student will help guide your design strategy to add functionality, expand, or repurpose rooms. Looking forward and anticipating the long-term needs of your family will help you enjoy your home and neighborhood for years to come. It goes without saying that home with a bonus room or a basement is the ideal spot for a children's playroom- but design it with some flexibility in mind.  Once the children have grown out of that "playroom" the space should easily be repurposed and used as a home office for homework and provide those teens (and parents) with a great living space to hang out with family and friends. If that space includes a full bath...then you're well on the way to transforming it into a suite for returning college students. Always invest in the highest quality materials and furnishings your budget will allow!. Avoid trendy items and fads that will undoubtedly become outdated. Instead, purchase quality pieces that get better with age. Investing in quality furniture with classic lines will stand the test of time. And when it comes to colors, select a foundation of neutral on the big ticket items which are then be easily updated with interchangeable accessories in highlighting colors and patterns. Designing a home to last a lifetime can help homeowners create the ideal spaces to raise children and enjoy their retirement years. For more tips for designing a timeless interior, contact me at Interior Makeovers, Inc. by calling 310-788-0990. I’d also be thrilled to hear about your future plans for your home on Facebook!  Stay Inspired! Photo Credits: 1.) Windsor Smith 2.)  Barbara Barry 3.) Apartment Therapy  


Renovating a Kitchen with a Custom Range Hood

One of my current renovation projects is an exciting kitchen renovation.  We will be expanding the size of the kitchen by relocating an adjacent laundry room and utilizing that extra square footage to create a highly functional and extremely beautiful new kitchen. In order to keep the design feeling focused and purposeful, we had to choose a focal point for the kitchen.  The focal point is the first place to which the eye is drawn when it enters a room, and it acts as an anchor for the rest of the design.  For this kitchen renovation, we are incorporating custom range hood, which will also provide instant character to this space.  Designer: Linda McDougald                                Photo: Rachael Boling In recent years, the range hood has evolved from the functional-but-boring feature of the kitchen into a beautifully designed focal point that can really enhance the entire style of the kitchen.  Custom range hoods still provide the very necessary function of  ventilation by removing odors and moisture from the home to improve your air quality, but they do so with an artful touch.  From stainless steel, zinc,  perwter or bronze, these range hoods can be customized to blend seamlessly into any kitchen design, and tend to steal the show by becoming the focal point of the entire kitchen.  This is our goal with this current kitchen renovation project. Here is the new floor plan for the kitchen renovation:   As you can see, the site lines in this spacious kitchen instantly draw your eyes to the centrally located range.  It is now easily visible from the entryway as well as from the built-in banquette, where the family will spend much of their time gathering and cozying in for those gourmet meals. Here is an elevation that shows the view of the proposed zinc/stainless barrel shaped range hood:   The size of the range hood will undoubtedly complement the new kitchen design and make an impressive statement in the room. If you're interested in adding a custom range hood to your kitchen, there are some excellent resources on both the East and the West coast.  It also helps to have the assistance of a professional designer when making design decisions as big as this one, so please feel free to contact me by calling 310-788-0990 or emailing Lori@InteriorMakeovers.com.   Custom Range Hood Designed by Linda McDougald, Photo by Rachael Boling


In Search of the Ideal Wood Door for New Kitchen Cabinets

When redesigning and redecorating a home, it's inevitable that certain challenges and restrictions will crop up during the process.  In some ways, designing a home from nothing can be a lot more straightforward than redesigning a home around existing features, especially when the homeowner is particularly attached to one or more of these features.  Solving these challenges is always an exciting exercise in creativity for a designer. As an example, I am currently working on redesigning a kitchen for a client as a part of an entire home redesign.  The challenge with the kitchen redesign comes from one of its largest features: the countertops.  The client already has gorgeous countertops created from an exotic, distinct, and exclusive granite called Sodalite Blue Granite, and she is understandably very attached to these countertops.  For this reason, the kitchen cannot be entirely re-planned or replaced, and we are limited to the existing framework. Because the Sodalite Blue Granite countertops are so distinct and colorful, sourcing wood for the new kitchen cabinets that will compliment the counters is our greatest challenge.  To add to the challenge, the client does not like the appearance of molded doors and feels as though flat doors are too plain for her. To compliment the cool tones of the Sodalite Blue Granite, we are sourcing wood with warm tones in their finishes.  We've chosen a range of options for our client to consider, from a bright and cheerful Beech to a deep and elegant Wenge.  The wood chosen for the cabinets can set the tone for the entire kitchen and help guide the remainder of the redesign and redecorating process. As for the style of the cabinet doors, we are compromising between the more ornate molded doors and a plain flat door by offering the options of adding a slight beveled or routered edge.  This addition will add visual interest to the appearance of the doors while still avoiding the look of molded doors that the client dislikes. Which wood would you choose to pair with the Sodalite Blue Granite?  We'd love to hear your opinions in the comments!


A Master Bath Renovation – The Finishing Stage

After weeks of demo and the rough stages we are so thrilled to have finally entered the drywall phase of this renovation.  All the framing, plumbing and electrical revisions have been completed, inspected and approved.  Thankfully we have graduated from the rough stage and are moving on to the finish phase of this master bath renovation. Things should move along rather quickly from this point forward (or so my client hopes), as the trades prepare for the installation of the exquisite tiles, stone, cabinetry, fixtures and fittings.  Expert preparation on each and every surface is imperative.  We have some unique and specialized materials specified for this nature inspired master bath.  All of which require ideal surface conditions and expert installation techniques to ensure these products shine. Looking forward to the tile installation coming up next week. Last post I mentioned our onsite “shear wall” issue and how it seemed to hinder the sizing of our windows and limited the amount of natural light be filtered into the space.  So we “skooched” (a highly technical term) the inner windows slightly to accommodate one more window of equal size – and equally spaced – therefore only needing to re-frame and order one more window of the same size.    Unfortunately from our last site meeting to this one – the pony wall (which was originally framed 8” too high) was not lowered to the correct height.  Always stay on top of your plans…..have everything documented and double check everything on site! Here is an exterior view of the beach home with the newly framed windows along the left side. To Be Continued…….. Stay Inpired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


Give Your Home Some Extra TLC!

During a renovation take the time and give your home the TLC it REALLY needs.....watch this video and get a better idea of what I mean. Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


A “Simple” Addition?

Many of my clients WISH that a simple add on could be just that.  But the truth is even a small addition requires precision planning.  Take a peek at this video for some insight. Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


Function + Quality = Timeless Design

Creating a functional, inviting and comfortable living experience is easily achieved when decisions are made based on function and quality.  Implementing sensible design principles with a focus on comfort and practicality will win out every time. My best advice...invest in what you really love,  purchase quality pieces and paint your canvas over time. Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


Consider New Dual Pane Windows

When it comes to your home renovation, addition or remodel, selecting the type and style of windows will be one of the most important architectural details you'll choose.  Take the time and choose your windows wisely to ensure they work with your home's architectural style. Here in California according to the building energy efficiency code (or Title 24) the use of dual pane windows are typically required  not just for new construction but renovations and additions alike. In this video I share a few simple reasons why you should invest in dual pane windows.  Take a look! Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


The Allure Of Master Bath Retreats

We all need a place to decompress and escape from the stresses of the day.  So why not pamper yourself in a luxurious Master Bath Retreat.  Whether your bathroom is extremely spacious or charmingly quaint, adding a little of that hotel luxury could be exactly what the Doctor ordered.    In this video I explain the trend in bathrooms right now. Have you been seeing this as well? Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


Designing An Open Floor Plan

A popular home renovation trend is to re-purpose and  re-configure traditional layouts into more open spaces.  Removing interior walls not only improves the flow to a home, it also creates an open and flexible floor plan, which is more casual, comfortable and versatile for families who love to entertain.   But before you start the process, let me share some advice. Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


Master Bath Renovation – Demolition Week 1

I love, love, love the demolition phase of a project.  This is chaos at its best. I love the rubble, the ear-piercing noise and the bustle of the demo crew working feverishly to tear down the old to make space for the new.   By the way, if you have an opportunity – join in on the fun and grab a hammer and crowbar – and start swinging.  It feels great! This is also the time when we discover the surprises lurking behind the walls.  In this case we uncovered water damage and mold – not too bad when you’re gutting a space. No matter how large or small the renovation project everything instantly looks better.  With the walls, ceilings and floors gone, it provides us with a glimpse into the true potential of a space – a clean slate if you will. But what I love most, is that after all the time spent meeting, planning, designing and sourcing, my client’s master bath retreat is about to become her reality. It’s an exciting time. View toward the old vanity Gutting the existing master bath down to the studs will give us the layout, look and function my client is after.  Looking toward the exterior wall you catch a glimpse of the extremely narrow shower, the dated glass block wall and the awkward window placement.   Demolishing the walls between the “his and her” sides not only visually enlarges the space, it also allows for more natural light to filter through.  The new and improved layout will help make this dark, dated, dingy and confined master bath a thing of the past. To Be Continued… Stay Inspired!         I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.    


Hire Your Interior Designer First

Most potential clients do not realize that it benefits your home renovation project to hire the interior designer well before a contractor is brought on to the job.  As a designer it is my responsibility to ensure the contractor hired is the best fit for the calibre and scope of your project.  Consider us your advocate.   Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


Thinking About A Renovation? Start With Your Kitchen

If you have decided it's time to start renovating your home, a great place to start is with your kitchen.  It is the most popular home renovation project, and gives you the greatest ROI. Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.      


A Master Bath Renovation – Material Selection

With the new master bath floor plan and elevations approved it was time to move on to selecting all materials, fixtures and fittings to bring this nature-inspired master bath vision to life. Creating this luxurious hideaway required a shopping trip to one of my favorite Sources…Ann Sacks. With my client’s profound connection with nature we were instantly drawn to a mixture of organic textures, neutral colors and natural patterns, which found in stones, pebbles, woods and marbles.  For this design profile – It is all about bringing the outdoors in and tactfully combining the five natural elements of earth, fire, water, wood and metal into this space to create a soothing and tranquil spa environment.  Because at the end of the day it is all about re-energizing their spirit and repairing their sense of well-being. Here is a glimpse into the color/material palette of this Nature Inspired Master Bath: Floor: This stunning 16”x16” Italian marble tile defines the natural elegance of this master bath blending cream, rust, yellow and a hint of burgundy. Wall Tile: Bamboo inspired tile captures the essence of the garden and will create a dramatic feature wall. Shower Floor:  Natural pebbles under foot for a gentle massage of the feet. Sinks:  Carved from natural boulders these unique vessel sinks from Stone Forest vary in shape, color and size. Backsplash:  These 2”x8” FSC certified teak tiles create a unique backsplash detail for this nature-inspired bath. Wall Tile:  3x6” Matte Stoneware tile to sooth the textured materials and compliment the indoor/outdoor vibe. Countertops: Caesarstone To be Continued… I would love to help you design your Master Bath Retreat.  Contact us at Interior Makeovers Inc.310-788-0990 or email: Lori@InteriorMakeovers.com. Looking forward to hearing from you. Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.


Finding Some Extra Space….

Many clients feel they never have quite enough space. Well, don't start packing your boxes just yet! There are some really simple solutions to find some extra space throughout your home - details which also add instant character at the same time. Watch this video- it just may help! Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.    


A Master Bath Renovation –The New Floor Plan

Programming and Schematics:  (AKA Concept and Drawings) When it comes to planning a renovation no matter how large or small the project, the Programming and Schematic Design Phase is where the “heavy lifting” begins.  By that I mean – what was once a wish list and need list now becomes the foundation that develops the overall concept of the new and improved space. In this master bath remodel, once the concept was approved we moved on to the schematics, which integrated all the design criteria we had gathered – and translated that information into the ideal design solution. New Floor Plan There were certain conceptual elements in the existing layout which actually worked well for my clients’ lifestyle – and a lot more that didn’t. Concepts That Worked : The shared shower accessible from her side/his side. The mirrored layout with two very separate and private spaces. Separate his and her entrances from the Master bedroom into the bath. Old Problems: Dull, dated and dingy. Shower too narrow. Two WC’s taking up prime real estate. 2’ clearance from the front face of the vanity to the closet doors (too tight). Closet storage not maximized. Frigidly cold. Glass block exterior wall and awkward window placement. Poor lighting. New Solutions: Maintain shower location (enlarged) with access from both his and her sides. Recreate two very separate and private spaces – a mirror image. Gutt the entire bath down to the studs bringing it into this century.  Framing new pony walls (eliminating full height walls) allowing natural light to flood through. Enlarge the shower width by 6” ( doesn’t sound like a lot but trust me – it makse a huge difference)”every inch counts”. Provide one common WC to allow for more traffic space Push back each custom vanity into a niche area to provide over 3’ clearance from the front face of the vanity to the new closet. Shift closet over slightly from the original location with new interior closet stystems providing space to add a linen storage column on both his and her side. Add radiant floor heating throughout and re-vent providing warmth in this space. (Cold at the beach in the morning) Remove all windows and reframe and replace with a series of transom windows – which provides more wall surface area and natural light streaming in from above. To Be Continued… I would love to help you design your Master Bath Retreat.  Contact us at Interior Makeovers Inc.  310-788-0990 or email: Lori@InteriorMakeovers.com. Looking forward to hearing from you. Stay Inspired!       I encourage you leave questions or comments below this post, and fill out the form on the right hand side of this page to receive your free copy of my special report: “15 Money Saving Strategies When Planning Your Home Renovation” Article by Lori Gilder, Architectural Interior Designer, Los Angeles, Ca. © 2012 Lori Gilder. Interior Makeovers Inc.      


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