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It’s All in the Details

May is National Home Improvement Month, so throughout the past few weeks, we have posted detail photos every day (every weekday and non-holiday, that is). Here is a compilation of some Bartelt details!

Kitchens

  1. This range hood serves as a focal point, or anchor, of the kitchen.  It stands out, yet blends well with the cabinetry and style of the space.
  2. The base of this butcher block adds a pop of color to the kitchen, and the knife storage keeps tools within reach of where the homeowners need it.
  3. This kitchen niche not only adds interest to the backsplash, but it is also a great spot to store frequently used spices and oils.
  4. A furniture-style island leg is an important aspect of the kitchen.  The island is no longer just a work station, it’s a beautiful piece of furniture.
  5. Showcasing the homeowners’ style, this kitchen pendant offers ambient and task lighting over the island.
  6. The roll-out pantry allows the homeowners to take advantage of the entire depth of the cabinet without having to dig through boxes and canned goods.

Lower Levels

  1. This hammered copper countertop is the perfect addition to a lower level bar.
  2. A Tuscan-style lower level features textured plaster walls and arched brick openings.
  3. These chalkboard doors are a fun addition to a lower level playroom.
  4. A finished basement is a great opportunity to get creative with your lighting!
  5. Here is a close-up of that unique lower level fireplace, the face of Prometheus.

Bathrooms

  1. Check out this grand, double-door entrance into the master bath!  The arched doorway mimics the arch above the large soaking tub.
  2. Not only does a recessed niche add character to a bathroom, but it is also perfect for decor or storage needs.
  3. The tub’s handshower offers a classic and sophisticated look.
  4. This steam shower has frameless glass panels, a pivoting transom, and Pietra Calacatta, an innovative porcelain tile that looks like marble, but holds up to the steam.
  5. A wall-mounted faucet, slate tile, and boulder vessel sink help achieve a rustic aesthetic in this home’s powder room.

Other Spaces

  1. This custom, built-in bed takes advantage of an existing alcove and is the perfect spot for the homeowners’ grandchildren to snuggle in for a sleepover.
  2. In this library, a knotty alder coffered ceiling adds warmth and character.
  3. An arched opening between the sunroom and back hall keeps the spaces separate yet open to one another.
  4. The fieldstone and barn beams on this sunroom fireplace tie into the home’s exterior and create a nice balance of rustic and refined.

Every Nook and Cranny

Need space to curl up with a book?  Looking for a spot to tuck yourself away for some quiet time?  There’s something about a small, cozy nook to help you feel relaxed and remote.  Whether it’s used for sleeping, eating, reading, or simply lounging, a nook is a fun, yet practical, addition to any home.

The Breakfast NookHartford Kitchen Window Seat

A mix of banquettes, chairs, small tables, and booths is the perfect combination for a cozy spot to enjoy a bowl of oatmeal, sip on a cup of coffee, or read the morning paper.  It can also be a space saver and fulfill other roles!  Kids can sit there for an after-school snack and share the day’s events.  Or it can serve as a temporary homework station.

The Reading Nook

Whether it’s a special area in a home library or office or tucked under the stairs or in a bedroom, a reading nook is a great place to get lost in a book.  Include built-in bookshelves, a cushioned seat, and good lighting (natural or light fixtures) to create the ideal space.

The Window NookMequon Window Seat

A window seat can be useful in any room of the home – the kitchen, home office, bedroom, family room, hallway, and beyond.  Who hasn’t dreamed of having a window seat?  They can be carved out of “leftover” space that would otherwise be wasted and can provide extra storage, too.

Elm Grove Hidden RoomThe Hidden Nook

Secret passages or hidden rooms are an exciting addition for kids and adults.  Include them in your lower level or a home office to create a secret “lair” for playing, sleepovers, crafting, and other activities.

The Bedroom NookGuest Bedroom Nook

A built-in bed is perfect for kid or guest bedrooms.  They’re a great way to maximize space, and they’re a comfortable area to snuggle in for the night.  Homeowners can sneak them into unexpected places, such as under a slanted wall or in an alcove.

Bartelt Lake Home Remodel in M Magazine

M Magazine’s September 2013 issue features a home tour of a recent Bartelt remodel on Fowler Lake in Oconomowoc.

The 1800s Victorian home had been converted to a four-family residence, and the couple wanted to restore it back to a single-family home, reintroducing its original charm while accommodating the family’s modern lifestyle.

See the “Dwellings” section, pages 92 – 94, here.

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