Remodeling 642 Ideabooks

Update Your Windows for Good Looks, Efficiency and a Better View
The impact of windows on architecture can be underestimated. While their primary purpose is to provide natural light, ventilation and protection from the elements, they significantly contribute to the character of a house. Modern windows are designed...
10 Things to Discuss With Your Contractor Before Work Starts
All of the selections are made, the contract is signed, and you’re ready to start your construction project. Not so fast! Before work begins, make sure you and your contractor are on the same page about how things will go....
Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills
Derek Holley was vacationing in Sardinia when he received an urgent email from his real estate agent, letting him know about a house in California’s Berkeley Hills that had just come on the market. “I told her to let me know if there was something...
Old Hollywood Style for a Newly Redone Los Angeles Bath
When actress Renée Felice Smith booked her first regular series role on CBS’ NCIS: Los Angeles, she moved from New York to Los Angeles, bought her first house and enlisted the help of Laura Schwartz-Muller, principal at Four...
Room of the Day: A Wine Country Entry Worth Lingering In
When offered the chance to participate in a decorators’ showcase, many interior designers fight to win the so-called trophy rooms, such as the living room, dining room or main bedroom. But when Kathy...
A Seattle Family Bathroom Gains Privacy and Polish
There’s nothing like water leaking from your shower stall down to your kitchen to bump up your renovation timeline. This young couple had completed extensive renovations on their 1908 Seattle home, but had saved the full bathroom they and...
Room of the Day: Brass Warms a Brownstone Bathroom
Sure, unlacquered brass has been making somewhat of a comeback in the U.S. recently, but for Shanti Crawford, the trend never went away in the first place. The co-owner of Indigo and...
Houzz Tour: Better Flow for a Los Angeles Bungalow
The front door was in the wrong place. That’s what stood out to architect Jeff Troyer when he arrived at his client’s 1920s home in Los Angeles to talk about a kitchen remodel. That discussion would have to wait. Walking up, he saw a set of...
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...
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