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Friday, January 3, 2014

Best Photos of 2013 | Key Residential

Below are some of our most popular photos of 2013, based on the number of people that saved them to ideabooks on Houzz and the number of questions/comments each generated. 

Join us as we count down to our #1 Most Popular Photo of 2013!

#12- Reading Room

Completed in 2008, this reading room caught the attention of 730 Houzz users with it's  intricate wood detailing and old-world style. [Interior Design: Pat Ratcliff]

#11- Her Vanity

Completed in 2012, this custom home master vanity features a custom beveled mirror with an offset circular section that has been sandblasted on the edges and is backlit with LEDs. (His vanity counterpart shown below).  [Interior Design: Joanie Wyll, Architect: Fred Roberts]

#10- Master Bath Entry/Tub

Our first tie of the list features two photos from the master bath of our 2012/2013 whole home remodel The striking reclaimed wood floors and a salvaged tub with custom paint treatment helped each garner over 1,500 views.   [Interior Design: Becci Meier]

#9- The Diva Bedroom

The smoky hue and modern floral print bedding helped put this photo of the aptly named 'Diva Bedroom' at #9 on our list, catching the eye of over 1,600 Houzzers.   [Interior Design: David Cadwallader, Architecture: Bruce Bernbaum]

#8- Master Vanity vs. Living Room

The next tie, again from a 2012/13 whole home remodel, pits a master vanity with farmhouse sink and custom distressed cabinetry against a living room with blue pine ceilings and large welcoming archways. You decide which is best, because we sure can't!  [Interior Design: Becci Meier Architectural Design Services]

#7- Exercise Room

Formerly used as a small office, this exercise room and adjacent utility area were transformed by a healthy dose of color. The alternating Flor carpet tiles received unanimously positive commentary on Houzz and ushered this photo into 2,220 ideabooks[Interior Design: David Cadwallader, Architecture: Bruce Bernbaum]

#6- Pool Cabana with Outdoor Kitchen

During this whole home renovation, the unused third garage bay was removed and transformed into a pool cabana with a functional kitchen and entertainment area (also shown below). The vintage Big Chill Retro Refrigerator in Jadite Green no doubt caught the eye of Houzz users, over 2,000 of which saved each of these photos to ideabooks for their own renovation inspiration.  [Architecture/Design: Becci Meier, Landscape Design: Jason Osterberger, Poolscape: Pool Environments]

#5- Circular Shower

One of the most unique showers we've (and likely anyone has) ever built, this circular shower is comprised of a full height rear wall clad in iridescent mosaic tile and enclosed with bent glass walls to prevent any splashes from the 6 body jets, one rainshower head, and two towers. Something this unique will hopefully inspire the 3,843 homeowners that saved the image to their Houzz ideabooks.  [Interior Design: Joanie Wyll, Architect: Fred Roberts]

#4- Porch Swing

With over 4,000 views on Houzz, this photo shows that you don't have to be extravagant to get the point across. The simple hand-painted wooden swing with vibrant cushions just begs you to sit back and relax! [Interior Design: Becci Meier Architectural Design Services]

#3- Rustic Kitchen, Pool Cabana, & Front Facade

Showing up again, and as a tie, on our list are three spaces from the 2012/2013 whole home renovation garnering over 5,000 saves each. The kitchen welcomes family gatherings with a custom table/worksurface and new fireside seating area. The pool cabana again takes top spots, we think due in part to the adorable ducky. And the front facade certainly doesn't disappoint with a custom Louisiana Kettle fountain, Pennsylvania Bluestone pavers, and lush greenery.  [Interior Design: Becci Meier, Landscape Design: Jason Osterberger, Poolscape: Pool Environments]

#2- Distressed Kitchen Cabinets

This kitchen was dramatically transformed by the wall of hand painted custom cabinets that house an apron style farmhouse sink with a great view into the back yard. The red oak cabinets were stained, layered with paint (blues, red, etc), hand-scraped, sanded and distressed, then a finished with a clear coat to achieve the unique aesthetic. [Interior Design: Becci Meier Architectural Design Services, Cabinets: Douglas Cabinetry, Specialty Finishes: Matthew Gutierrez Painting]

And finally, our #1 Most Popular Photo of 2013 (by far)...

#1- Patio Dining and Sunroom Addition

This whole home renovation included the addition of a 135 sf sunroom clad in wavy cedar siding with multi-fold Jeld-Wen doors that open to an outdoor dining area. And surprisingly enough, of all the details in this outdoor space, the cedar dining table roused the most interest and comments. The table was fashioned out of rough cedar 2x4's on a previous job in 2004 and left unsealed to develop the grayish patina over time. [Interior Design: Becci Meier Architectural Design Services, Landscape Design: Jason Osterberger]

We hope you've enjoyed our recap of the most popular Key Residential photos of 2013 and we look forward to an even more exciting year to come in 2014!!