Remodeling 658 Ideabooks

31 True Tales of Remodeling Gone Wild
If you meet a home design professional at a dinner party, don’t walk away. Stay put and you may hear some of the strangest, most entertaining stories you’ve ever heard. Like the one about an interior designer’s client who secretly fed...
Key Measurements for Designing the Perfect Living Room
Whether you are laying out a living room for your first apartment or planning one for your new custom home, understanding the scale of furniture and its relationship to the room can help you create a comfortable and functional space. The first thing to...
Houzz Tour: Baroque Minimalism in New Jersey
The four-story, 1890s brownstone in Hoboken, New Jersey, had potential. The problem was that the once-gracious home had been carved into three dim, grim apartments. Architect Jensen...
Kitchen of the Week: Seeking Balance in Virginia
A difficult layout, an off-center window, a looming refrigerator and a weird ceiling were a few issues facing the family who wanted to update this Virginia kitchen. The solution was to introduce a sense of balance and employ a few design tricks to unify...
7 Kitchen Flooring Materials to Boost Your Cooking Comfort
I love the look of polished concrete floors in kitchens, but concrete — along with other nonresilient floor surfaces, such as stone, ceramic and porcelain tile — can take a toll on your joints. I've heard complaints from many homeowners who regret...
10 Smart Ideas for Your Laundry Room Remodel
While kitchens command prime real estate and design attention in a home, the laundry room, if you’re lucky to have one, is often carved out of awkward, leftover room. Most laundry rooms seem like large closets just for a washer and dryer and rarely...
Houzz Tour: Reading Shapes a Seattle Home
This house should restore your faith in the printed word. To accommodate his clients’ love of reading in their new home remodel, architect John DeForest took a detailed inventory of every book on every shelf, table and mantel inside the couple’s former...
Houzz Tour: A Transformed Carriage House Opens for Play
“It might look simple, but there was nothing straightforward about this at all,” says Pam Swatkins, a project manager at design-build firm Conner & Buck. She had the job of converting...
How to Recycle Your Kitchen
If you like getting your hands dirty, demolition can be one of the most fun and satisfying parts of a kitchen remodel. But whether you’re going the DIY route or hiring a pro, you’re likely to end up with at least one Dumpster full of trash. The Environmental...
Can You Handle That Fixer-Upper?
Buying a fixer-upper can be a great way to maximize your buying power, whether you’re a first-time home buyer or you’re simply looking to get into a bigger house or better neighborhood. It also has its hazards. Five years ago my husband and...
Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Dream Bedroom
We spend more time in bedrooms than in any other room in the house. Even though we are sleeping most of that time, we end and begin our days there. An organized and well-considered space can improve your mood when you need to get to sleep, and get your...
Objects of Desire: Beautifully Individual Concrete Floors
If you have pets, kids or a clumsy housemate, chances are that durability is a top priority when it comes to choosing finishes in your home. And perhaps no flooring material is as durable as concrete. It is also sustainable and budget-friendly, works...
Contractor Fees, Demystified
When you ask a contractor for an estimate, it usually includes the direct costs of construction plus a markup charged on some or all of those expenses. This is true whether you have a time-and-materials estimate or a fixed-price one, also known...
Houzz Tour: From Shocker to Stunner in Houston
Many people have a general area or neighborhood in mind when searching for a home. But Houston engineers Brie and Scott Kelman knew exactly which street they wanted to live on. And they didn’t care how long...
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