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Monday Makeover – A Reader's Paradise

The idea of having a library at home is every avid book reader and collector’s dream. You can turn any space or room into a library. Here are a few of our clients’ library visions that we brought to life. [caption id="attachment_556" align="alignleft" width="500" caption="Our clients...

Unexpected Works of Art and Home Remodeling

Don’t be hesitant to express yourself when designing your home. A remodel is the perfect time to unleash that creative vision that’s been simmering on the back burner. Chances are you’ve lived in your home for several years and have become more established in your...

A Mid-Century Kitchen Transformation

Our clients' previous floor plan was outdated and tightly compartmentalized the kitchen from the dining and living rooms, making it difficult for more than a couple of people to be in each space at a time. The new design updates interior surfaces, opens the spaces...

Luxury Dressing Rooms

Have you ever noticed how big and luxurious closets seem to be on television? That’s because they aren’t simply closets, they are large dressing rooms. No longer are these rooms exclusive to celebrities and the super-rich. Many homeowners, typically the lady of the house, will...

Monday Makeover – Master Bathrooms

The master bathroom is usually where you start and finish your days. Therefore, the design of the bathroom as well as how it functions to meet your needs to get ready for the day or wind down at night is very important. Here are a...

Creating Your Own Inspiration

Many of us remember the “old days” of filing away photos and magazine cut-outs into an inspirational file. This file was relegated to an envelope, scrapbook, or bulletin board filled with your favorite ideas. But nowadays, inspiration boards have also gone digital in the form...

Monday Makeover – Updating the Kitchen

Our clients wanted to create a better solution to their entertaining spaces in their home. They wanted to increase the space in their kitchen, connect the living room and family room with the kitchen, and take advantage of their fabulous view of the foothills while...

Monday Makeover – Water Features

There’s nothing like the relaxing and serene sounds of water. This is why many of our clients have opted for them in their homes. Ponds, fountains, and other water features can transform any outdoors space into a beautiful paradise to be enjoyed both inside and...

Creating the Hotel Experience at Home

Home buyers are used to seeing listings that advertise homes with a “luxurious master suite.” Unfortunately, that usually means nothing more than having a large tub in the master bath. But there is so much more you can do to a master suite. One idea...

Monday Makeover – Master Bedrooms

In this week's Monday Makeover, we're looking at a few master bedroom suites. Each of our clients wanted to create something special and unique to their own styles and comforts. Drawing inspiration from our lovely couples, we created a special space any king or queen...

Cabanas: The Ultimate Poolside Retreat

Cabanas are the perfect place for relaxing in the summer. Most of us think of a small hut built with a thatched roof, commonly found in tropical clients, but they can range in size and lavishness. Cabanas are really any temporary or permanent free standing...

Monday Makeover – Outdoor Living in California

A dream home in California isn't complete without a properly landscaped front and backyard. Our clients came to us with a vision to create a space in their backyard that was condusive for play and entertaining while also affording our clients with the same comforts...

A Getaway in Your Backyard: Creating Your Personal Eden

Home remodeling, both the DIY and the contracted variety, is often thought of as exclusively encompassing interior projects. But outdoor restoration projects can fall under the home remodeling category as well. If a project involves architecture, construction or renovation, it nearly always qualifies as a...

Monday Makeover – Garden Retreats

This week’s Monday Makeover focuses on two outdoor restorations, including the recent restoration project of Scripps College’s Margaret Fowler Gardens. The other, a romantic landscape design that completed the look of a beautiful English Country Cottage. [caption id="attachment_169" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="The renovation effort in the Margaret...

Changing Its Purpose: Converting Rooms to Fit Your Needs

One of the most popular categories of home remodel projects is the room/structure conversion. These are projects that involve transforming an existing space (either a room or a freestanding structure) from the ground up, including any necessary renovations. Of course, room/structure conversions can be as diverse...

Monday Makeover – Room for Meditation

Our clients wanted to bring a serene and contemplative atmosphere to their backyard by transforming an old, rundown, brick building in their garden into a warm, inviting area for relaxation, meditation and gathering. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="500" caption="Our clients wanted to bring a serene atmosphere to...

Monday Makeover — A Tudor Facelift

There was no question in our client’s minds as to who could transform their 1928 Tudor Cottage’s tight and compartmentalized floor plan into a more contemporary, light infused and open living space. Now, this small house is alive with color and warmth, reinforced by a...

Think About Your Favorite Places

        The goal of remodeling is to create the perfect space for you.  Look around at the places where you live, work, and visit.  Think about what you like about these places and ways that they can be integrated into your dream home.         So go...

Sustainable Preservation

Our passion for architectural preservation “has won us many reward and a reputation for being the go to…firm for recreating class structures that retain their original essence,” as stated in this month’s Arroyo Monthly. HartmanBaldwin is proud to be a part of this magazine’s monthly...