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Better Circulation for a Family Kitchen and Bathroom
At first Sara and Gibbs Rounsavall figured they would make over their 1980s plastic-laminate-filled kitchen with just new cabinets and appliances. But once they met with architect Emily Fisher and heard...
My Houzz: Hard Work Pays Off in a DIY Cottage Renovation
After months of searching through the MLS real estate listings website as a hobby, Sarah Brown came across a 1950s cottage that was exactly what she and Chad Zentner were looking for — a renovation project that would allow them to exercise...
New Sophistication for a Connecticut Bachelor Pad
For his first home, Tom Thulin wanted what most people want: a place where he could relax and unwind. The busy 38-year-old bachelor and owner of a large distributor of baseball equipment chose a three-bedroom, three-level contemporary home built in the...
My Houzz: Converted Victorian Schoolhouse Looks to the Past
When Maria Jackson’s husband, Thomas, put in the final bid for a stately Victorian schoolhouse in the picturesque village of Langar, in Nottinghamshire, England, the couple knew they were purchasing a piece of history. “When we saw it had come up...
Key Measurements to Help You Design a Powder Room
At one time a luxury found only in grand homes, the powder room has become a staple in new American residences. When planned for new construction, they are often given ample space. But when you want to fit one in during a remodel or into an addition,...
A ‘Brady Bunch’ Kitchen Overhaul for Less Than $25,000
Kate and Patrick McComb once called it the Brady Bunch house. That’s because when they first moved into their Connecticut home, the place seemed stuck in a time capsule buried in the 1960s, when the house was built. Dated wallpaper adorned...
Open vs. Closed Kitchens — Which Style Works Best for You?
For centuries the kitchen was strictly a workspace. Often tucked in the back of the house, it had room for just the bare essentials. But a peek at many new kitchens today reveals a very different approach: the open-concept...
Kitchen of the Week: New Function, Flow — and Love — in Milwaukee
Katy Nast and son Andrew didn’t like being in their kitchen. The closed-off room cut them off from guests in the dining room, and Katy felt distanced from her son when he was doing his homework in another room. Plus, the kitchen’s mustard-yellow countertops...
Houzz Tour: Seaside Home's Charms Come to Light
When interior designer Denny Cartwright happened upon this terraced house near the sea in Whitstable, north Kent, England, she and husband Phil had just finished renovating a four-bedroom detached property and had sworn never to move again. “You fall...
Living Area Lightened Up and Ready for Anything
Water, sand, kids and dogs are a recipe for a messy home. That’s the dilemma these homeowners on the shores of Gun Lake in Michigan were facing. Looking for interiors that were a bit more durable, they asked interior...
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...
Houzz Tour: Diverse Styles Create an Eclectic Family Home
These homeowners had an enormous garage that formed the entire first floor of their home but was accessible only by going outside their house. Awkward, too big and underused, the garage was wasted space with great possibilities....
Key Measurements: Recreation Rooms Rule
The space required for recreation rooms can easily extend beyond the square footage of the average home. You may have limits, but some space dedicated to re-creating yourself compensates for hard work and long hours at your job. There are many types...
Houzz Tour: A Craftsman Cottage Expands for a Growing Family
Nadia Blair was a single teacher in 2011 when she purchased a charming 844-square-foot, 1941 Craftsman cottage near downtown Austin, Texas. “It was perfect for me,” she says. “It was recently remodeled and in a great neighborhood,...
Laundry Room Redo Adds Function, Looks and Storage
Chris Perkin thought his partner, Nathalie Kohler, was taking too long to decide how they were going to remodel their dark, dingy and storageless laundry room. So to kick things into gear, he demolished the laundry room one weekend while Kohler...
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