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Good Spaces: Mastering the Open Floor Plan
"consider when planning a comfortable, functional interior design... love the first step: space planning. When done right, it can produce a finished room... of open floor plans to best illustrate my points, but these tips will work for any... space-planning challenge, big or small. Browse modern living rooms | Find an interior... to show mastering open floor plans in a more traditional style This is an excellent... about open floor plans: the noise! The one thing I really wanted out of our remodel was..."
First Things First: How to Prioritize Home Projects
What to do when you’re contemplating home improvements after a move and you don't know where to begin
"their first home. As excited as she was to be close to family and settled down, she... making a master plan. Well done! I've been in my home for 11 years. The first reno was... house. We plan for it to be our retirement home. Great lot, floor plan, and location... in it first to see what works and what doesn't and come up with a master plan for... a new master bath floor and so on, a logical (to me) sequence with lots of other..."
See What You Can Learn From a Floor Plan
Floor plans are invaluable in designing a home, but they can leave regular homeowners flummoxed. Here's help
"Floor plans are invaluable in designing a home, but they can leave regular homeowners... Reading floor plans can be difficult at first for nonarchitects, but this is a very... reading plans: A floor plan is a diagram of a horizontal plane cut though a building... showing one floor. A plan is typically cut at about 4 feet above the floor, so as to include... following floor plans. The first few run through some basic concepts, also showing how..."
Love Your Living Room: Make a Design Plan
Create a living room you and your guests will really enjoy spending time in by first setting up the right layout
"in by first setting up the right layout... a firm plan for your living room's design and layout, and you will be on your way... aided floor plan to get the space plan right before you buy. Great article to get... have a floor plan I'm happy with. The room is long and narrow, and one long wall... great floor plan section. I've used furniture that is similar to mine in size and... up the floors. I also like Ben Pentreath's solution.....hire a couple of (hunky)..."
Design Workshop: How to Separate Space in an Open Floor Plan
Rooms within a room, partial walls, fabric dividers and open shelves create privacy and intimacy while keeping the connection
"open floor plan — championed by early modernists Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe... in open floor plans. Done correctly, a dropped or raised ceiling can really add dramatic... the open floor plan, but if we originally lived in caves, surely they were the original... "open" floor plan! And then into huts, thence to enclosed spaces as we figured out... the open floor plan until I had dinner guests. Asking them into the family room for..."
Renovation Ideas: Playing With a Colonial’s Floor Plan
"changed the floor plan to fit your needs and use the space to it's fullest. I like how... totally open floor plans just weren't for us. the noise is one thing. simultaneous activities... bad floor plan picture above, here are a few........new kitchen, and the dining room... to the floor plan that precedes "When you want to rework it all". Gonna add something... First floor laundries. Not a fan. UNLESS you live in a ranch, or have toddlers..."
Considering a Fixer-Upper? 15 Questions to Ask First
Learn about the hidden costs and treasures of older homes to avoid budget surprises and accidentally tossing valuable features
"money by planning for them. Here we'll also discuss how to recognize what is valuable... a good floor plan. Look for homes with spaces that can be easily added onto, such... should plan on removing bathroom floors to replace old waste lines, but most other... time to master plan. Our initial work was all on an emergency basis, and as we moved... time to master plan. I find most people cannot do everything they hope for all at once..."
Considering a New Kitchen Gadget? Read This First
"it. She plans to use it next week. She promises.... cooker. I'm planning a house move soon so have decided to be ruthless - what I haven't... to my first apartment, my grandmother gave me several bits of kitchen equipment that... to the floor and letting our dachshund chase popcorn! Microwave and movie popcorn... dust, mix master used one or two times a year, but the one little gadget I do use a couple... effort the first month or two to explore its uses. I love the photos of the appliance..."
Create a Master Plan for a Cohesive Home
Ensure that individual projects work together for a home that looks intentional and beautiful. Here's how
"with a master plan will help you address your house as a whole. Instead of focusing... in the floor plan shown, this is one of the few master plans I have done that did... get a master plan and site plan drawn? I have a 2000 ranch style house sitting on... existing floor plan-- it also included a partial basement plan not shown in this article... improved floor plan, not knowing the family's lifestyle, all I can say is the kitchen..."
Get a Perfectly Built Home the First Time Around
Yes, you can have a new build you’ll love right off the bat. Consider learning about yourself a bonus
"buildable plans. Bring a plan to us or we can design a custom plan for you. Pacifc Homes... errors. Plan, plan, plan. I love the winter cottage I an retired and don't need a... year of planning is well worth while. We are so very close to putting plans out to... charge to plan a room for you. Have the designer plan a room and bring a palette - if... an open floor plan. When my neighbor built his home using the same builder he had..."
Dreaming of a Spa Tub at Home? Read This Pro Advice First
Before you float away on visions of jets and bubbles and the steamiest water around, consider these very real spa tub issues
"of the floor prep and tile left out so we can tile 80% of the floor where we need... patch the floor and set the tile. Planning these steps is critical. These past seven... So when planning for new construction or a remodel make sure this is planned for including... the sub-floor especially if it is a concrete floor. There is a simple solution. Have... builder's plan called for no tub in the master. I had this changed immediately. One of..."
Your "first meeting" with your house to be
"therefore the first meeting has a lot of impact on your decision. For us- it was eventually... their first meeting with their "house to be" and have received some interesting answers... was YOUR first meeting with your house to be? Share your stories (and photos!) in the... The open floor plan is what I really liked from the moment we stepped in. I remember... hardwood floors, huge windows and mountain views. When I first saw my loft it was in..."
So You're Moving In Together: 3 Things to Do First
"honey, plan and prepare to make the experience sweet... Then plan your wedding and actually MARRY, ( what a concept) and then move in together... enough to plan a life together, or be prepared with a firm and workable EXIT STRATEGY... during the first years of our marriage. Worked very well. JAN, when you are middle-aged... succession planning but there is also a certain devil-may-care aspect when you are past... 'rules' the first time around .... Im going through this now. I was working overseas and..."
Arranging Furniture? Tape it Out First!
"Space planning is crucial to any good design. Your design may look fabulous on paper... space plan alone, but I'm the type who needs to feel my space to truly visualize... tape to plan out a furniture layout and catch any mistakes before ordering or installing... functional floor plan in spaces like Kitchens or Bathrooms. ie: Does the Oven or... some free floor-planning software such as Homestyler or Floorplanner. Once the area..."
My Houzz: A Master’s Design Goes Green and Universal
Adapting $500 house plans in Pittsburgh leads to planned Platinum LEED certification and better accessibility for one of the owners
"house plans in Pittsburgh leads to planned Platinum LEED certification and better... The plans were sold for only $500 and were available to anyone who wished to build... commercial flooring and furniture representative group, bought a set of the Jacobsen plans... plans in 2006. A couple of years earlier, the Pittsburgh residents had acquired a... is the first time it has been done green,” says Lou. Features like a gravel front..."