Visit an Architect’s Colour-happy Contemporary Home

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Visit an Architect’s Colour-happy Contemporary Home

In this episode of Houzz TV Live, architect Richard Keating of RKA Architectural Design Studio takes viewers inside his renovated Scottish home, which once belonged to his grandmother. Richard updated the 100 sq m, semi-detached bungalow with a playful contemporary style for his family of four.

In the kitchen, blue cabinets, pale pink Formica worktops and accents of green, black and white liven up the fun design, while a skylight tube offers a peekaboo view into the room from the landing above. The double-height living room features a striking staircase with exposed birch plywood. And in the bathroom, a curved wall of shimmery tiles in various shades of blue and green creates a memorable moment.

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kschmid1

No doubt the whimsical colors and design make Scottish weather much more enjoyable to experience. I am so impressed by this architect’s creativity and talent, makes a white kitchen look rather pedestrian in comparison.

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K S

Hallelujah! A home with some color! Cheery, fun, nicely designed, and a home for "regular" folks, ie, not just the wealthy. Thank you!

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Gary Jones

Where is the fridge?

   
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xinexine

I like the whole house, especially the kitchen. Generally, pink wouldn't be my choice but in this case, it's a stellar feature. Good job of making the most of a smaller space house.

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squirrelyq

The light tube is really smart and doable I think at my house. Hmmmmm thanks for the idea.

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Akimbo

Wow! I love the round shaft of light that goes all the way thru to the main floor. So many good ideas. Not having a graspable handrail on the stairs would never pass house inspection in our region, but I do like the clean look of it. Nice to see a reno from Scotland. Thank you.


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buster57

WOW

   
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Helen Grützner

Where are the bathroom tiles from? They are stunning!

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whitesel

Beautiful use of color! Wish we could see the other rooms. What will you do with the outside areas?

   
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Elena Bain

This is very exciting! I lOVE 1960/70s house transformations and the use of colours, light and space is fantastic. Amazing transformation.

   
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mouthycow

I would love to know where the wall tiles used in the bathroom were from.

   
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cassandrascott24

Soooo colourful yet it all works. (Pink would not be my choice in the kitchen though). Love that light tube... and those tiles in the bathroom...

   
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Janice Coursen

I love the colors it makes me happy. Now. I need some over hard fried eggs and apple smoked bacon with an Orange bang. Mmmmmmmmm. Served at that beautiful blue table.

   
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terrefirma

Not only would no builder in Tampa agree to do things like this, they wouldn't know where to begin. Even 'high end custom' homes all end up looking the same- white cabinets, large format marble, and huge chandeliers.

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