I would like help Decorating My Living Room, Dining Room, and the Kitchen.
I am a single guy and I would like a nice, comfortable place to live and entertain friends.
When I come in I want to relax and people to get a sense of calm when then come over.
I am somewhat of a minimalist and don't like a lot of clutter. As far as pictures I like abstract, Photo's of landscapes and oceans or animals.
In the Living Room:
I really DISLIKE the mantle on the fireplace. The corner sticks out into the area where the TV is located. The TV is wall mounted and can be moved to another wall. I am open to any ideas.
I have pretty good speakers (I think they are a little to big for the area) , but if it distracts from the design I would be willing to sell them and use your idea for speakers. Figuring where to put the sub woofer has been a problem I have not been able to solve.
I prefer my sofa comfortable and soft yet still have a modern look. I would like to be able to invite people over up to 8 and watch movies and entertain. I would like to be able to recline back and lift my feet.
I would also like a way to control the lights from the couch. Some indirect lighting ideas would be nice.
In the Dinning Room:
I would like a table that seats 4-6 and then have an insert that allows up to 8 people.
I prefer semi-rounded tables, like a long square table with the ends rounded. But who knows a square one might look better, I would have to see.
In the Kitchen:
Figuring out what to do in the kitchen is a plus. But the main focus is on the Living area. Maybe replace the sink and cabinet doors, maybe even the counter top.
I will also consider replacing the tile in the kitchen and other areas to match the living room. If there is a way to keep the cost down and it looks really good I would install it myself to save some money. Just give me some suggestions and prices.
I do like the idea of the whole living, kitchen and dining being a stone type tile. I also like the idea of some type of fake hardwood flooring instead of the carpet.
I don't think I want to keep the carpet.
As far as the kitchenette area with the freezers in it, it does not have to be a kitchenette.
I can remove the freezers. You can be creative with that area if you want.
I would like a nice place to store and display wines and liquor, like a nice liquor cabinet either in the Dining area or the kitchenette. Unless you can offer a better suggestion.
Bar Area: I have no idea what to do in the bar area. Suggest some things.
I like a modern look and prefer Grey, Blue, Black, or Earth tones. I Don't like the color red or lime green or pastels.
I Don't like angular furniture, I prefer rounded edges. I think it has a more calming effect. I like things to be calm and soothing. I would even be open to a wall aquarium.
I don't really like glass type furniture (ex., coffee tables with glass tops)
I can't move the fireplace.
The current paint on the wall is Sherwin Williams 7036 flat. I seem to like it, but I have not really compared it to anything else. I am open to suggestions.
Affordability of the design is a consideration. I am looking to Cap the cost at 10,000. If the design is fantastic I can go a little higher. I would like to stay in the 8,000 to 10,000 range if all possible but I can bend a little if its a really great idea.
I would like a description of each item, price, and where to buy it. I don't care at all about name brands. I live near a Home Depot and a Lowe's but I also use Amazon, so I don't mind having things shipped. Its really important that I know where to get the material that goes into the design as well as how much to have it installed. I will be deciding whether to do it myself or hire someone on each part of the design.
I would like to see 3D renderings to be able to visualize the end design. You Probably won't place without including 3d renderings.
I don't really know exactly what I want, but I do know what I like when I see it. Don't be afraid to ask questions!