Remodeling 613 Ideabooks

5 Places to Love Corrugated Metal in Your House
Typically used on roofs, garages and sheds, corrugated metal has traditionally been thought of as a humble outdoor-only material. But as people increasingly seek sustainable materials and more creative ways to express their personal style in their...
Room of the Day: Antiques Help a Dining Room Grow Up
It’s hard to believe that this dining room once “looked like a satellite store for Toys ‘R’ Us,” says interior designer Jules Duffy. “I had to tell my clients that they...
Go Beyond the Basics When Interviewing Architects
Whether you’re building a new home or remodeling a current one, there are many aspects to consider: the expense and the multitudes of decisions (some with costly consequences) that you’ll have to live with for years, for starters. It can...
Choosing New Cabinets? Here’s What to Know Before You Shop
With all the options available, choosing cabinets for your kitchen or bath can be an overwhelming experience. Aesthetics aside, there are lots of factors that might not be readily apparent that will impact the cabinet’s performance and...
What to Consider Before Starting Construction
So you and your designer have settled on a plan for your remodel or your custom new-build home. You can already envision gathering with family and friends to cook delicious meals in your new chef’s kitchen. Or even feel the warmth of your new steam...
11 Reasons to Love Wall-to-Wall Carpeting Again
I’m going out on a limb here, but I’m ready to embrace wall-to-wall carpeting again. In fact, I’m not sure why it fell out of favor in the first place. It is great for newly walking babies, provides a comfortable place to sit and play, and gives...
How to Add a Skylight or Light Tube
In the gloom of winter, seeing a bit of the sky from inside your home can often be quite soothing. Daylight not only can do wonders for our psychological comfort, but can also be used as part of an integrated design strategy for efficient and passive...
10 Things to Do Before the Renovation Begins
With workers traipsing in and out of your living space, dust and dirt everywhere, and entire areas of your home unusable for the duration, home remodeling projects can be extremely disruptive to daily life. But a little smart planning ahead of time can...
Construction Timelines: What to Know Before You Build
One of the first questions we get when talking to clients about a new custom home or remodel is, “How much will it cost?” This is usually quickly followed by the second question, “How long will it take?” The answer to both is, “It depends.”...
Style Divide: How to Treat Additions to Old Homes?
Every now and then you come across an issue that splits people into two camps, and the members of each truly believe they have the absolute right answer. Avoiding political and religious juggernauts, some examples that come to mind are which...
How to Hire the Right Architect
Few things are more exciting than building a new home or watching your old one change before your eyes. And the person who will affect the outcome of your project the most is usually the architect. His or her plan will dictate the ultimate...
Hate Hauling Laundry? Give Dirty Clothes the Chute
If my pocketbook allowed, I’d pay good money to have my laundry done. All the time. Laundry is among my top five hated chores, a close second to grocery shopping. But some things make it more tolerable. Having...
Get the Look of a Built-in Fridge for Less
Counter-depth refrigerators are popular appliances for new kitchens. Their appeal is that they save precious aisle space by sitting flush with the cabinets rather than sticking out. This makes the kitchen look smooth, custom and visually organized. These...
Major Remodel: Restoring a Queen Anne to Glory
After a series of unfortunate remodels during the 1970s, some of the original splendor of this Victorian-era house had lost its luster. “The goal of the remodel was to restore the original Queen...
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