Contemporary Small-Home Renovation

Industrial touches like a sliding barn door, exposed ductwork and a wood-block wall add character and texture to The Ranch Mine's design for this small home. Open-concept living helps the home feel larger than it is, with strategic uses of color adding personality and a playfulness to the space.

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Photo By: The Ranch Mine

Black and Gray Contemporary Kitchen With Stainless Steel Refrigerator

The design is sleek and contemporary in this black and gray kitchen where a mosaic tile backsplash offers texture behind the cooktop. Deep blue pendant lights and red knobs on the range are the only hits of color.

Black, White and Gray Contemporary Kitchen With Blue Pendant Lights

Blue pendant lights add the only spot of color in this chic contemporary kitchen where the palette mixes grays, black and white. Open shelving beneath the island offers handy, easy-to-reach cookbook storage.

Pull-Out Spice Storage Rack

How to corral all those different-sized spice jars? This kitchen cleverly offers a pull-out cabinet with three handy shelves.

Wood Dining Table and Contemporary Metal Chandelier

Gather around this elegant wood dining table and get prime viewing seats out this home's large windows. Overhead, a contemporary metal chandelier sheds light on the picture.

Modern Dining Room With Exposed Brick Wall

This sophisticated modern dining room is a cool mix of geometric shapes and textures. Exposed brick makes up the back wall. The metallic chandelier echoes the steel tubing on the ceiling. And the dining chairs swoop and curve beneath the wooden table.

Wood Table and Exposed Brick Wall in Chic Dining Area

The exposed brick wall behind this dining table gives a rustic, loft-like feel to the space, which is nicely juxtaposed by the contemporary metal chandelier.

Open Concept Living Room With Exposed Brick Wall

This open concept living space is an interesting mix of industrial, urban and rustic chic: Exposed metal tubing stretches across the ceiling. Weathered wood barn doors are hung in the middle of the room's exposed brick wall.

Neutral Eclectic Bedroom With Wood Accent Wall

Unusual woodwork on the wall behind the bed creates a sort of secondary headboard in this eclectic bedroom. A wood lattice outside the window provides privacy as well as more graphic visual interest.

Neutral Modern Bathroom With Green Tile Backsplash

Green mosaic tiles energize this modern bathroom as a backsplash above the double vanity. Large mirrors and high ceilings keep the space feeling open.

White Shower With Green Mosaic Tile Accent

This fun shower features both white subway tiles and energizing green mosaic tiles.

Gray Powder Room With White Subway Tile

In an edgy move, this home's bathroom takes on a stall-like feel with simple gray walls and white subway tile surrounding the toilet.

Detail of Stacked Wood Blocks

Blocks of wood stack on top of one another to create a dynamic mood.

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