Colorful Whole Home Remodel in Des Moines

Throughout two separate remodels, Compelling Homes helped bring these homeowners' colorful personalities to light-- literally!



Kitchen Remodel with Eat-In Island and French Doors to Patio

Full-Home Remodel Living Room with Stone Accent Wall Mantlepiece and Fireplace Open Floor Concept

This two-phase remodeling project included phase one - the main floor - and phase two - the master suite- which was requested by the homeowners after an unsatisfactory experience with a past contractor who had completed their work just three years ago. We couldn't wait to give these homeowners the remodel they desired and deserved!


Something unique about this remodel was the use of color. The homeowners firmly believe their house is their castle, and they want their home to reflect their personal sense of style; surrounding themselves with personal touches that inspire them to be the best versions of themselves.


The bright and bold pops of color throughout this home certainly spark joy!


Full-Home Remodel Yellow Accent Wall with Industrial Accent Lighting and Conduit Railing

In total, the two phases included:

  • Main floor living area
  • Fireplace, with custom stained mantle to match the cabinets & stone from floor to ceiling.
  • Main floor kitchen
  • Award-winning windows inside the kitchen cabinets
  • Main floor office
  • Master bathroom
  • Walk-in master closet
  • Hall bathroom for two children
  • Workspace for two children
  • Updated stair railing

Phase I: Main Level Remodel

This living room and kitchen remodel, completed first, created a warm and comforting atmosphere for the family. One of our favorite things about the kitchen, specifically, is the mixed wood used between the cabinetry and the island. Another look at the use of color in this home can be found at the far end of the kitchen, adjacent to a prep counter using a beautiful, warm-toned backsplash and granite countertop.

Kitchen Remodel Wooden Cabinets Stone Countertop and Backsplash

Tie it all together with beautiful black granite countertops and industrial farmhouse light fixtures and you've got yourself a unique space that's easy on the eyes.


Transitioning into the living room, a comfortable space for relaxing and reconnecting as a family is made with warm wood tones in the cabinetry and mantel piece, along with a stone accent wall and fireplace.


The kitchen "cabinets" next to the built-in appliances are actually a faux cabinet that acts as a doorway into the connecting office.


This is a great idea for those who want to provide easier access to a space, but also want the ability to close the space off for a more cohesive and "clean" look. Check it out!

Home Remodel Open Floor Plan with Eat-In Island and Hidden Cabinet Door

Home Remodel Open Floor Plan with Eat-In Island and Hidden Cabinet Door to Hallway

This hidden doorway was not the only unique feature in this kitchen, however. We also designed and installed inset windows into the cabinetry. For this, we were honored to receive the "I Wish I Thought of That" award in the Tour of Remodeled Homes. This feature is much more functional than more ceiling height cabinetry for the "fun-sized" among us.


Windows Built Into Kitchen Cabinet Design by Compelling Homes in Des MoinesAward Winning Kitchen Cabinet Design by Compelling Homes in Des Moines


Phase II: Upper Level Remodel


The upper level displays great features that make the space more personal to the homeowners, showcasing their personal style and love of color. We love when homeowners understand that it's all in the details, and we think this upper level incorporates some great features:

  • Hex pattern flooring through the master bathroom and walk-in closet βœ”οΈ
  • Sliding barn door leading into the master shower, in turquoise, of course βœ”οΈ
  • Vertical tile design inside both the master walk-in glass door shower and hall shower for two children  βœ”️

The homeowners also wanted to create a walk-in closet "for her", which included manipulating the entire second floor. We made it happen and were even able to include a window! 

Bathroom Remodel Walk-In Glass and Tile Shower Entering into Walk-In Closet

Bathroom Remodel White and Grey Cabinets with Modern Hardware Finishes

In addition to the master bath and closet, creating a dedicated workspace for the two children in the home was extremely important to the homeowners for this project (as are the children of ALL the wonderful clients we have the opportunity to work with!) 


We often hear quite a bit about β€œwars among children”. With that in mind, for this particular home, we wanted to give the children a place where they could do their homework in the same area, but with their own space. Custom cabinetry was installed with ample storage both above and below, and plenty of electrical outlets.


Full-Home Remodel Home Office Desk with Storage Cabinets


Spotlight: Pops of Color

Some of the color usage throughout this home is subtle, and some is- quite literally- the first thing you see when you walk into the home.


We had a great time working with these upbeat homeowners who wanted to make their space positive, upbeat, and inspiring.


If you're looking for inspiration on incorporating color into your remodeling project, be sure to check out some of these spots you may have missed, and some you definitely couldn't have:

  • Blue walls on the far end of the kitchen
  • Contrasting wood colors used in the kitchen cabinetry and the eat-in island area
  • Yellow wall leading to the second floor
  • Turquoise barn door leading to master bath and walk-in closet


Full-Home Remodel Yellow Accent Wall with Modern Conduit Railing

Full-Home Remodel Bedroom with Turquoise Sliding Door into Modern Bathroom and Walk-In ClosetWe love when homeowners have a vision, and it was so much fun to be able to turn this family's colorful dream to reality.


Our team at Compelling Homes includes some of the most trusted remodeling contractors in Des Moines. Don't stop at "good enough" when it comes to remodeling your home, make it Compelling!


Be sure to browse our project gallery to inspire your next remodeling project.