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Key Measurements for Planning the Perfect Dining Room
Formal dining spaces may be used less frequently than other areas in a house, but a dining room remains a desirable feature, whether it is a distinct room or integrated into an open plan. Shapes and sizes of dining tables, chairs and furniture need to...
We Can Dream: An Expansive Tennessee Farmhouse on 750 Acres
There’s not much to Williamsport, Tennessee, in terms of restaurants, live music or storefronts. That’s all in Nashville, about an hour’s drive away. But what Williamsport lacks in nightlife, it more than makes up for in sheer beauty. Rolling...
Room of the Day: Playing All the Angles in an Art Lover’s Living Room
This businessman and art lover had a blank canvas on his hands when he purchased an empty one-bedroom, one-bath high-rise condo in the vibrant Pearl District of Portland, Oregon. The building itself is curved, so each condo has some...
Mix and Match Kitchen Materials for a Knockout Design
The kitchen is all about mixing and matching. Experienced chefs often love to break away from that ho-hum recipe mold and create something new with a dash of unexpected flavor. Achieving this in your kitchen design is possible in many ways. Here are some...
Sound Advice for Designing a Home Music Studio
Most musicians will admit to sharing a single core skill necessary for mastering their instrument: control. When it comes to designing spaces for practicing, performing, recording or just jamming, control is equally important to acousticians and architects....
First Things First: How to Prioritize Home Projects
I recently received a desperate email from a friend. For a variety of reasons, school and work related, she and her husband and two little boys had been bumping around the globe for years. They had just moved back to the States and bought their first...
Room of the Day: A Great Room in a Former Church
In the early 1930s, the story goes, residents of Tamalpais Valley, in the city of Mill Valley, California, got together to hand build a new one-room nondenominational church. The Methodist Church bought the building and expanded it to include...
9 Questions to Ask a Home Remodeler Before You Meet
As professional home remodelers and builders, the people at our firm field many phone calls from potential clients. One of the first things that many people ask us is when we can set up an in-person meeting. But meeting in person about a...
12 Ways to Get a Luxe Bathroom Look for Less
Although we all love to drool over images of gorgeous designer bathrooms, we may not have the budget to go all-out when the time comes to spruce up our own washrooms. But that doesn’t mean your remodel has to be generic and uninspired. There...
Houzz Tour: A Drive in the Country Ends in a Remodel
Gary Leopold had two interests: drives around the Berkshires, in western Massachusetts, and midcentury style. Those subjects intersected in a 1,600-square-foot Cape Cod cottage in Williamstown. The compact home was built in 1949 on a site blessed with...
Houzz Tour: Up and Out Around a Heritage Tree
Natalie and Christian Kopp bought a 1930s ranch-style home in Austin with plans for a renovation and addition that would turn the dwelling into a more comfortable place to raise a family. The obvious location for the addition was the back of the house....
Room of the Day: Colorful Living Room Hums With New Energy
Carol Estrada gets bored easily. The interior designer finds herself completely redoing rooms in her Houston condo about every two years. Estrada has lived in the unit with her husband, Murray Kaiman, a home-building-performance consultant, for...
Houzz Tour: Pared-Down Glam in a San Francisco Condo
Catherine Kwong’s personal and professional life were undergoing major changes: She had moved back to the San Francisco Bay Area from New York City, she was preparing to launch her own interior design business, she purchased her first home, and she...
Houzz Tour: A Historic Remodel Keeps the Romance Alive
The story of Judy Hobday’s long relationship with her 200-plus-year-old house in Stockton, New Jersey, is as passion filled as any romance novel. It started when she was 30 years old and living in a rented carriage house down the road. “I was driving...
Houzz Tour: A Historic House Gets a Feng Shui Adjustment
While completing a renovation on their intended home away from home in Rockport, Massachusetts, this Brooklyn, New York, family of five wanted to make sure they brought some of their favorite borough with them. They also wanted to make sure the house...
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