Design Book of the Week: The Ultimate Urban Makeover, By Stephen Crafti

Design Book of the Week: The Ultimate Urban Makeover, By Stephen Crafti

This book profiles over 30 contemporary renovations and caught our eye this week because we have some contemporary projects on the horizon. Stephen Crafti says that the beauty of these renovations is that "a sense of the past is still evident in most of these homes, particularly when they are viewed from the street. But past the front door, new interiors have been carefully interwoven with the past to create striking new homes." This book is fabulous if you are looking contemporary home design ideas, especially the exterior materials and treatments. Buy it here.

Below is a renovation in Manhattan, check out the "floating" kitchen cabinets in front of the windows.

This is a renovation on a Victorian house in London, somehow the original brick peeking through from the back balances the modern new facade.

Here's the before and after on an amazing Tucson, AR renovation. Check out the backyard!

Here's the before and after on renovated bungalow in LA. We love that front pool and the mix of brick and stucco.

Below is a contemporary update in Australia. The contemporary design paired with a more traditional looking brick is such a great mix.

Lastly, a renovation in LA-don't miss the sculpted concrete porch.

Inspired and in love with our job,

Coats Homes