Home Remodeling Improvement Idea - Alcoves
From kitchen niches to recessed openings for the bedroom or living room, the architecture of every home is enhanced with simply changing the depth of the wall. From the simple plaster recess to the formal recess complete with complicated moldings complete with lighting, the home décor can be dramatically changed.
Journey with me as we explore many favorites for the kitchen, bathroom, living room and even a couple of ideas for the bedroom.
An alcove is a recess portion of the wall. It could be part of the bathroom tile in the shower area, part of the backsplash of the kitchen stove or simply down a corridor or hallway in a room. For a bedroom, consider the drama of recessing the area around the bed and adding down lighting. From modern to ultra classic, there is an alcove sure to please any one.
Enjoy the artistry of some of the wall murals when combined with the recessed alcoves, consider the added functionality for your next kitchen remodeling. Or simply enjoy the beauty of the work of these top designers.
Whether just dreaming or working toward your next home remodeling job, these 21 photos are sure to entice and enthrall - enjoy!
Kitchen NichesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Bathroom AlcovesClick thumbnail to view full-size
Dining Room Alcoves and Subtle Back LightingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Hallway Alcove with Recessed Light
Kitchen / Hallway Niche with Decorative Bronze Paint
Bedroom Alcove with Recessed Lighting
Living Room Alcove with Decorative Paint and Recessed Lighting
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Formal Alcove with MoldingClick thumbnail to view full-size
Alcove Molding on Amazon
Creating Alcoves - Books on Amazon
Alcove with Bead Board
Kitchen Sink Alcove with Glass Shelves
Favorite Room for Adding an Alcove?
Adding an alcove to your home remodeling project does involve a little more time but the benefits will stay with your home for years to come.
An alcove is a decorative item similar to the kitchen canister set - it helps organize, store and display and yet it offers a texture and color that adds interest and drama to most any room.
Of all the alcoves, my personal favorite is the one for the kitchen that adds depth above the kitchen sink along with much needed space and even mimics the open cabinet to the left that houses the cook books.
Whatever your choice, an alcove is a great detail that can complement any décor.
Which alcove is your favorite?