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Remodeling After Water Damage: Tips From a Homeowner Who Did It
"steps and coping mechanisms that can help when flooding strikes your home... total. And the process for getting a house back in shape is long, expensive and trying... room, and much of the ceiling and some drywall were peeling and leaking.... destroyed it and flooded the condo. The water passed through our condo to the unit below... must-bookmark. And your condo looks great after it was all said and done. I must admit I was..."
Light and Personality Fill a Remodeled London Home
Eclectic and heritage elements mix in a clever extension that adds volume without digging into the home’s foundation
"ectic and heritage elements mix in a clever extension that adds volume without digging... This house in Hackney, London, was in poor condition when the owners enlisted the... extended and improved within permitted development guidelines. “The owners wanted an... to the house that reflected their personalities, so we decided to introduce lots of... pattern and texture,” says O’Tuama. “The main challenge we faced was to open the house..."
5 Remodeling Monkey Wrenches and How to Prevent Them
Avoid delays and cost overruns by planning certain parts of a home remodel extra carefully. We show you which ones and how
"delays and cost overruns by planning certain parts of a home remodel extra carefully... projects, and the same potential for material selection and delivery to throw your schedule... select and organize on a remodeling project, whether it’s a single room or a whole-house... whole-house remodel. Small projects often have the same list of tasks as big projects... during a remodel, but some parts of your remodel will cause more difficulty than others..."
Houzz Tour: Whole-House Remodeling Suits a Historic Colonial
Extensive renovations, including additions, update a 1918 Georgia home for modern life while respecting its history
"study and play were oddly shaped and cramped, and a fireplace had wound up in a hallway... colonial-style house in the 1970s and '90s had left some strangeness inside. "The home had... whole-house renovation and additions. The new spaces include a family room, screened-in... bedroom and second-floor master suite, including the bedroom, closet and bathroom.... ceilings and five fireplaces, but not the right kind of spaces for a family with three..."
Houzz Survey Results: Remodeling Likely to Trump Selling in 2014
Most homeowners say they’re staying put for now, and investing in features to help them live better and love their homes more
"for now, and investing in features to help them live better and love their homes more... residential remodeling, building and decorating activity. Fifty-three percent of U.S... they will remodel in the next one to two years, to increase the value of their home,... enough to remodel but not enough to sell,” says real estate broker Leah Applewhite.... sell this house and scale down. BUT!!!!!!! We have lived in and sold 5 houses before..."
Decorate With Intention: 12 Remodeling Sanity Savers
When the idealistic visions subside and reality sets in, these tips can help keep your spirits up and your work on track
"subside and reality sets in, these tips can help keep your spirits up and your work... blown and you can't find your good shoes under the pile of scrap wood and duct tape... theoretical and you hear yourself saying things like, "Oh, we could just knock all of these... breath and make a plan. Read on to find a dozen ways to stay sane while you are creating... One day, after much noise and filth and destruction, they go home and just don't come..."
Houzz Tour: Up and Out Around a Heritage Tree
A Texas ranch house gets a modern makeover and a two-story addition that wraps around a protected backyard elm
"ranch house gets a modern makeover and a two-story addition that wraps around a protected... talie and Christian Kopp bought a 1930s ranch-style home in Austin with plans for... renovation and addition that would turn the dwelling into a more comfortable place to... of the house. The problem: A gracious elm stood smack-dab in the middle of the backyard... Hughey and Ben Arbib of Arbib Hughey Design. Drawing on the neighborhood’s architectural..."
Inside Houzz: Ideabooks Propel a Major Chicago Remodel
"make the house function any better, and didn’t help distinguish it from every other... Although the house had already been remodeled by a previous owner, the cosmetic changes... nifer and Mark Springer had only two children when they bought their Naperville,... four, and their 1985-vintage Georgian brick was feeling pinched. It also felt kind... generic house,” acknowledges Jennifer, a stay-at-home mom whose husband works in the..."
Plan Your Home Remodel: The Design and Drawing Phase
Renovation Diary, Part 2: A couple has found the right house, a ranch in Florida. Now it's time for the design and drawings
"right house, a ranch in Florida. Now it's time for the design and drawings... ranch house renovation, we saw how Mike and Leann Rowe found a 1970s home with good... bones and assembled a team to help them turn it into their dream house on the water... design and drawing portion of the project. In a project like this, design and c... by Mike and Leann included me as the architect, builder John Prahl and Jimmy Temple..."
Plan Your Home Remodel: The Interior Renovation Phase
Renovation Diary, Part 4: Peek in as the team opens a '70s ranch home to a water view, experiments with paint and chooses tile
"of Mike and Leann Rowe of Lutz, Florida, as they renovate a 1970s-era ranch house in... finishes and moved walls are just a bit of what we're doing. And all of the items to... right house, assembled their project team, gathered inspiration, established a budget... plans and started construction. The author is the project architect. In the last... windows and repairing the exterior siding, which had rotted in many places. Now we've..."
Major Remodel: Restoring a Queen Anne to Glory
Misguided 1970s changes marred this Victorian-era home in Portland, until a dedicated family moved in
"After a series of unfortunate remodels during the 1970s, some of the original splendor... Victorian-era house had lost its luster. “The goal of the remodel was to restore the original... to the house, without being a slave to the style,” says architect Anne Niedergang... architecture and the contracting team at JDL Development not only brought the home back... landscape and created a stunning new kitchen that serves as the heart of the home...."
Inside Houzz: No More Bumper Cars in This Remodeled Kitchen
More space, more storage, and the dogs can stretch out now too. A designer found on Houzz creates a couple's just-right kitchen
"storage, and the dogs can stretch out now too. A designer found on Houzz creates a couple's... grease and grime. And the pantry was in another room altogether. Ellen, who runs... storage and a new spot for the sink. While browsing photos of kitchens and countertops... Sunday, after all — and some didn’t feel like a good fit. But Ellen says she immediately... causing her and her husband, David, to bounce off each other like bumper cars anytime they..."
Pearls of Wisdom From a Real-Life Kitchen Remodel
What your best friend would tell you if you were embarking on a renovation and she'd been there, done that
"renovation and she'd been there, done that... I remodeled our kitchen and dining room in 2011 (you can see the whole house here)... counter and cupboard space. It's not Architectural Digest material, but it is real... life, and it definitely works for me.... her own remodel asked me what I wish I had done differently or what I wish I had thought... with our remodel. There are maybe a couple of things I would change, but for the most..."
Basement of the Week: Movies, Workouts and Billiards
Family togetherness moves to a whole other level with a remodeled basement designed to appeal to all
"with a remodeled basement designed to appeal to all... While the house is colonial, Powell and his family prefer contemporary furniture and... table and game area, a bar, a guest bedroom, a full bathroom and an exercise room;... feature and a fireplace, all of which Moss Building and Design delivered. All the family... couple and their children, now 17 and 22 Location: Ashburn, Virginia Size: Approximately... before and may never get to do this kind of thing again, so we wanted to go all-out..."
Contractor Tips: Top 10 Home Remodeling Don'ts
"smoothly and stay on budget with this wise advice from a pro... find out and to see what can help simplify your home remodel.... contractor, and some of those lessons can help homeowners too. What you do is just as important... don't do, and sometimes a homeowner's instinct can negatively affect a home renovation... into remodeling projects around your home. I’ve learned a lot working as a contractor... a year and make enough to well remodel the family ranch house and build cottages for..."