Remodeling 617 Ideabooks

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...
How to Stick to Your Remodeling Goals
Remodeling is a great way to stay in the house you have. Plus, making changes can improve the way you live. But everyone has heard the horror stories of going 50 percent or more over the remodeling budget. Truth be told, even contractors will admit that...
Where to Splurge, Where to Save in Your Remodel
Planning a remodel is always a financial balancing act, no matter the budget. Chances are, you’ll need to scrimp a little (or a lot) to make room in the budget for the things that are most important to you. But how do you make...
Upgrade Your House With New Interior Doors
Interior doors play a more important role than you might realize. While they are minor elements in the grand scheme, they add architectural detail and style to a house. As something we use every day, doors create a tactile experience that leaves a significant...
Finish Your Remodel Right: 10 Tasks to Check Off
When you are in the throes of a remodel (even a “minor” one), it can seem as if it will never end … that is, until it does. When the contractors, architects and designers who seemed to be everywhere you turned are suddenly gone, it...
Power to the People: Outlets Right Where You Want Them
The other night I noticed my wife crouching on our sofa, her body twisted so she was almost facing the wall. It was a peculiar position obviously not anticipated by the Ikea designer. But, you see, my wife’s iPhone battery was dying, and...
Learn the Lingo of Construction Project Costs
When you buy a jug of milk or a loaf of bread, the price is clearly marked. Even products that have negotiable prices, like cars and properties, can at least be seen, touched and inspected before you buy them. But when you tackle...
Bathroom Remodel Insight: A Houzz Survey Reveals Homeowners’ Plans
Older and younger generations often have widely differing viewpoints. But who knew bathrooms could be so divisive? In a recent Houzz survey, we asked homeowners planning a bathroom remodel or already in the process of one about their needs and desires....
Turn That Spare Room Into a Walk-in Closet
If you’ve ever feuded with a spouse over hanger space or drawers, or turned your house upside down trying to find the summer clothes you stashed last fall, you might be a prime candidate for a closet conversion. Turning a spare room into a walk-in...
What to Know Before You Tear Down That Wall
If you resolve to live more openly this year, then removing an interior wall is probably on your agenda. It’s a project that often seems simple enough: Grab a sledgehammer and voilà, you’ve got a spacious new great room. But it’s definitely more...
Houzz Tour: Turning a ’50s Ranch Into a Craftsman Bungalow
Maureen and Ray O’Bryan were at that in-between age. Some of their kids were leaving the nest, but the O’Bryans weren’t ready to move into a retirement community. If anything, they wanted more space — so they could entertain...
Renovation Ideas: Playing With a Colonial’s Floor Plan
Let’s say you live in a generic 1970s colonial. You know the type. A nice kitchen that’s separated from the rest of the home, a living room that’s way too big and underused, a laundry room (maybe) designed by a man who may have never done a load...
How to Create a Built-In Home Bar
You may have just finished draining your champagne glass on New Year’s Eve, but it’s not too soon to resolve to make your next home gathering more stylish, more sophisticated and easier by adding a home bar in 2014. Here’s what to know if you’d...
Cast Concrete Countertops With a Personal Twist
Picking up a book about how to make concrete countertops at a used-book store was a fateful move in Jayme Guokas’ life. “This started as a DIY project … I did it once, and I was hooked,”...
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