home design

dwell_well - excavation day! by Annabelle Guldner

Excavations are in process on this mountain home in Leadville, CO. We are so excited to see it come to life and can't wait to go through the process. This is the first home by designATplay to be build in Colorado!

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Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

dwell well with designATplay - before and after by Annabelle Guldner

the entryway

before we got started with this project the front door was at grade level, with an awkward space at the bottom that didn't serve any purpose. we raised the floor, built a custom walnut door with textured glass to gain natural light in the foyer. walls were painted and ceiling scraped off the popcorn texture. to the left of the foyer we were able to add a powder room for convenience. this foyer is inviting, and light-filled and pulls you into the space, it's the perfect entryway experience.

the feature wall

the living space was completely transformed by taking out walls, removing the potential 45 degree fireplace nook on the corner, and creating a beautiful focal point that anchors the space and hides all electronics. the featured art wall is a custom made wood creation made from reclaimed camphor from an old tobacco farm. we designed it to de-clutter the space and make it a focal point in the room which is fit to span from floor to ceiling and 6' in width. it accentuates the height of the space and makes the space feel even more spacious and open. this stunning feature becomes an art piece in itself and lends itself to the fresh, contemporary and unique design of this renovated home.

the big open space

this transformation could not have been more dramatic. before we started with the renovation the living space was dark, broken up and enclosed. we installed a 8' slider for access to the back yard, we took out all the walls separating the kitchen and the dining room. we raised the ceilings in the kitchen and dining room and scraped them off the popcorn texture. all new recessed LED lighting was installed, the kitchen and dining were relocated for a better flow and open concept entertainment space. the new hickory flooring connects all spaces and creates a beautiful texture within the space. the feeling of openness and the amount of light that this space gained is fabulous. the kitchen was design for maximum storage and functionality. the result of the renovation could not feel more inviting, welcoming and like a home.

the kitchen

throughout the process the kitchen has certainly been the center of attention. the relocation was essential to create the flow and feel that we wanted to achieve. this new layout and design makes the kitchen the hub of the home with ample seating, work spaces, high ceilings, recessed and accent lighting and design features throughout. the laundry room was designed with new flooring and a pantry was added behind the kitchen for additional storage. this is a multipurpose space that invites to cook, entertain, work, and just relax. the tremendous transformation is evident.

the master suite

the master suite renovation required some unique space planning. we scraped the ceiling off the popcorn and created an open bathroom concept by removing walls and enclosing the toilet in it's own space. the flow is beautiful and the atmosphere in the space is spa-like. the new 6' slider that allows access to the back deck floods the space with natural light that extends to the bathroom. the vaulted ceiling give it feeling of space and the accent wall anchors the bedroom. the bed was custom designed and built by designATplay and features drawers around the entire perimeter for storage. it's a multi-functional piece that is not just a sculptural elements but offers seating and indirect lighting underneath. the master suite also features a custom built walk-in closet with ample storage and different kind of organizers.

the master bathroom

the most drastic transformation is the master bathroom. small and dark when we started out with this house, it has developed into a luxurious, spacious and serene oasis. we were able to include a generous walk-in shower, fit for two, a separate water closet and high end finishes throughout. the large format travertine tile is featured on the floor, shower walls and the wall behind the vanity. the glass panel creates one open seamless space. the bathroom also features a custom built vanity made from hickory flooring with push-to-open doors and drawers and open shelving for plenty of storage. the mirror is also custom built to match the vanity. The large vessel sink on the quartz counter offers plenty of counter space and sink access for two. the wall mounted faucet gives the space a clean and contemporary look. there is more built-in storage provided in the corner of the water closet for linens and toiletries. the new recessed LED lighting and accent lighting finish off the space and provide the warmth and relaxing atmosphere you would expect from a master bath.

outdoor living

the outdoor space was nonexistent when we first started on the renovation. one of the first things we did was add a deck along the entire backside of the house, accessed through the new 8' slider in the living room and also through a new 6' slider in the master bedroom. this deck offers a dining area and a private lounging area off the master suite. this addition is doing the design on the inside justice and creates seamless additional living space outside. there is no comparison to what it was before in terms of functionality, aesthetics and backyard appeal.

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

bath_play - LET THERE BE LIGHT by Annabelle Guldner

bath_play - FILL YOUR LIFE WITH LIGHT
Have a look at this contemporary example of a light filled master bathroom by Matt Gibson Architects in Home Adore magazine. It avoids glare but invites natural in throughout the entire space by applying a beautiful and functional semi transparent window treatment. It's a curtain design which helps to soften a space that is usually dominated by hard surfaces.

Besides the fact that it allows windows along the entire length of the bathroom and thus light in, it provides privacy without feeling closed in. The tub and shower are in its own glass enclosed wet space providing separation but a seamless transition that lends itself to the open, spacious and luxurious bath experience.

Lighting is such an important factor in any interior but especially in the bathroom, so access to natural light and the right kind of artificial lighting to accentuate the mood are vital and make all the difference!

We love this one!

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source: https://homeadore.com/2016/04/14/st-kilda-house-matt-gibson-architects/

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.


AT_play - IT'S ALL ABOUT THE VIEWS ON THIS ONE by Annabelle Guldner

AT_play - MOUNTAIN VIEW HOME
We are in design development stage on this single family home on a gorgeous lot with views of the entire pike's peak mountain range... That called for a special design where every space in the house gets a piece of the cake! With rounded walls that continue to the exterior and draw the outside in and large windows with flush sills the views are maximized and astounding! We are experimenting with different exterior materials at the moment to complement the interior feel and neighborhood of the new home. So excited to see this come to life!

#architecture #interiordesign #colorado#mountainviews #mountainhome#creativeprocess #design#architecturaldesign #homedesign#livewell #home #livingconcept #stone#stucco #customhome#customhomedesign #designprocess#design #creativeprocess #postmodernism#classicdesign #creativity #custom#familylife #spaceplanning#contemporarydesign #materiality

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

Interior styling and vignettes by Annabelle Guldner

me_AT_play - Interior styling and vignetting
It's important to create vignettes throughout your home. They are a collection of elements that together create a harmonious picture within a room or an area. The trick is to play around with them, take a picture to look at it and reduce as much as you can. Simplicity is your friend and the fewer you use to create the atmosphere you want, the more powerful the effect. I love that part of the interior design process, the icing on the cake that brings everything together. 
This step is especially essential when in a rental where the floor plan isn't right and the flow just doesn't work. It's amazing how effective and impactful styling can be! However, it is easier said than done, takes a good eye, practice and knowledge of the principles of design. 
Fact is, if you are stuck in a home you don't like, there is a way to transform it without any construction mess and with what you have. To me that's one of the perks and exciting things about design; you work with what you have to create something beautiful, functional and tailored.
#interiordesign #interiordesigner #design #designer #architecturaldesign #staging #style#lessismore #simplicity #transformation #renovation #remodel #home #homedesign #new#play #playful #construction #clean #health #wellbeing #happiness #designbuild#designiseverything #homestyling 

Designatplay is proud to bring our design build process to Colorado Springs.  We specialize in all stages of building from renovations and remodels to designs and building custom homes.   Being able to incorporate the architectural design process with the building process creates an efficient home building experience.  With a strong background in finish carpentry and cabinetry, we are able to bring precision craftsmanship to our fine homes and renovations.  We are licensed and insured general contractors in Colorado Springs.

dwell_well LIVING GRAND by Annabelle Guldner

well_well LIVING GRAND
These couple homes were part of the parade of home in Colorado Springs this year. We were amazed at the massive sprawl and SF we encountered. The designs were impressive and the details fascinating. But is size really what grand life is all about... we don't think so... 

However in awe you might be about the sheer size and proportions of these homes, the implications of what a massive house like that actually means in terms of maintenance, cost, environment, and society, struck us even more. Luxury, grandness and status equals size, square footage, and massiveness. In our minds it doesn't. Well-being, luxury, grandness and living well stem from well designed spaces, from the details and the thought-process. It's easy to design a home that takes into consideration any possible circumstance it ever might have to be fulfill and simply add on SF to satisfy a need that might occur once a year, if even that. The art is to design homes that are adaptive and flexible with details and finishes that respond to the specific needs and habits of its users. That's what custom is. The future is not about bigger is better, and this trend won't last forever. Live smaller, reduce your footprint and see the luxury where it really is; in the small things. 


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at_play READY FOR A TRANSFORMATION OR NEW HOME by Annabelle Guldner

We are here to help you design and/or build/renovate a home fit for your family. 
Are you tired of the same old big boxes, that will deteriorate in no time because they feature materials and finishes of the lowest quality? Sick of floor plans that are so poorly laid out with wasted space and windows straight into your neighbor's home? It shouldn't be that way!

If you want to renovate or have a new home it should be one that will stand the test of time and the changing circumstances within a family - we design, renovate and build homes that last and can adapt to your changing and specific needs. 

A well designed home is essential for a good quality of life, because it's the little things that can have the biggest effects. Talked to us and find out what we can do for you!

 

 


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renovation in colorado springs made easy, contact design at play for more information. we can transform for your existing home. remodel your home and make it yours. we work with clients in the colorado springs and denver area. if you are tired of difficult renovation processes and or are interested in designing and building a new home in colorado springs or denver we are the team to work with. we can design, renovate, repair, or build you a brand new home that fits your needs. the highest quality and best design decisions happen here. a an architectural and interior designer, a master carpenter and general contractors we are experienced in any area of the home building or renovation process. we take pride in what we do and want to make your home truly a home for you. craftsmanship, efficiency, good design and quality are integral components of the construction and renovation process. we will work with you from beginning to end, where the design process is just as important as the actual renovation or construction of your home. let us help you to make your dream come true or to simply make a home functional for you. you will be surprised what you can achieve in an old home and certainly even more so in a new home. if you need an architect, general contractor, and builder we can do it all for you. the architectural process is fascinating and an important part of creating what you want and need. 

renovation in colorado springs made easy, contact design at play for more information. we can transform for your existing home. remodel your home and make it yours. we work with clients in the colorado springs and denver area. if you are tired of difficult renovation processes and or are interested in designing and building a new home in colorado springs or denver we are the team to work with. we can design, renovate, repair, or build you a brand new home that fits your needs. the highest quality and best design decisions happen here. a an architectural and interior designer, a master carpenter and general contractors we are experienced in any area of the home building or renovation process. we take pride in what we do and want to make your home truly a home for you. craftsmanship, efficiency, good design and quality are integral components of the construction and renovation process. we will work with you from beginning to end, where the design process is just as important as the actual renovation or construction of your home. let us help you to make your dream come true or to simply make a home functional for you. you will be surprised what you can achieve in an old home and certainly even more so in a new home. if you need an architect, general contractor, and builder we can do it all for you. the architectural process is fascinating and an important part of creating what you want and need. 

renovation in colorado springs made easy, contact design at play for more information. we can transform for your existing home. remodel your home and make it yours. we work with clients in the colorado springs and denver area. if you are tired of difficult renovation processes and or are interested in designing and building a new home in colorado springs or denver we are the team to work with. we can design, renovate, repair, or build you a brand new home that fits your needs. the highest quality and best design decisions happen here. a an architectural and interior designer, a master carpenter and general contractors we are experienced in any area of the home building or renovation process. we take pride in what we do and want to make your home truly a home for you. craftsmanship, efficiency, good design and quality are integral components of the construction and renovation process. we will work with you from beginning to end, where the design process is just as important as the actual renovation or construction of your home. let us help you to make your dream come true or to simply make a home functional for you. you will be surprised what you can achieve in an old home and certainly even more so in a new home. if you need an architect, general contractor, and builder we can do it all for you. the architectural process is fascinating and an important part of creating what you want and need. 

AT_play by Annabelle Guldner

Final material selections have been made for the custom mountain home we have been working on. Corrugated metal will embellish the foundation wall, with stucco above, painted with a dark rich navy color. Reclaimed weathered wood will clad the façade over the windows and extend to the soffit which will result in a vertical continuity and break up the height of the bare walls. The wooden rafters tails will be exposed and add another warm layer of color and rustic texture for a mountain-like atmosphere. The feel of this home will be fresh and young with a contemporary twist on the traditional design of mountain homes. We are excited to break ground on this unique home!

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