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So You Want to Build: 7 Steps to Create a New Home
Get the house you envision — and even enjoy the process — by following this architect's guide to building a new home
"guide to building a new home... t the house you envision — and even enjoy the process — by following this architect's... ether building new or renovating an existing structure, creating a new home is a... Creating a home is more than building “3 bedrooms, 2½ bathrooms.” It is so much more... having a seasoned and experienced guide show you the way will likely mean a more enjoyable... It’s a chance for you to define your relationship to the world, to your family and..."
Houzz Tour: A Connecticut Beach House Builds New Memories
"ready for a family and many guests... frolicking in a coastal Connecticut beach town convinced a California couple to want to re-create... Houzz at a Glance Location: A beach town in coastal Connecticut Size: 8 bedrooms, 3... retreat in a historic beach enclave that would accommodate not only them but numerous... potential in a two-story home that dated back to the early 1900s. The problem? Previous... oversee a complete renovation that retained the home’s quirky, simple seaside architecture;..."
Houzz Tour: A New Chapter for a Storied Chicago Building
Al Capone may have once run the joint, but this top-floor unit had lost its character — until an interior designer moved in
"Lakeview building that had a long-established history in which to make a more permanent... used this building as a speakeasy, she says. “When it was built, it was a getaway for... served as a hospital.” The building’s more recent history was not so poetic. A 1980s... “This building was built in 1898, and it has a lot of stories,” Benham says. Louis... designer and a principal at Studio Gild, moved around the world for many years. The Michigan..."
My Houzz: Bridge Building Redefines a D.C. Row House
A new rooftop deck and elevated walkway give a Capitol Hill couple an enviable outdoor haven away from noise on the street
"A new rooftop deck and elevated walkway give a Capitol Hill couple an enviable outdoor... times: a basement reno in the late ’80s, a kitchen remodel in the mid-’90s and a living... achievement: a lively and modern rooftop deck addition above their garage, with a cool elevated... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Marcia Silcox, a public health consultant, and her... the row houses have basement apartments, as the Silcox house did before they integrated..."
How to Artfully Build a House on a Hillside
"considering building a house on a sloped site, let me suggest this mantra: "No house should... handle building on a site with a slope. We'll also look at a variety of completed... challenged by a home under construction on a steep terrain. The goal is to sit the house... hill and house could live together each the happier for the other." This idea from Frank... which a home has successfully been nestled into the topography...."
My Houzz: A New Dallas Build Handles Family Life Beautifully
An open family room, a smartly designed kitchen and walls of windows are built to suit a family of 5 in Texas
"room, a smartly designed kitchen and walls of windows are built to suit a family... windows, a beautiful old oak tree and a central outdoor space combine to create this... spot to build their own house on. "I'm very connected to the Lake Highlands area, because... remember this house we've created as their childhood home," she says. Houzz at a Glance... operate New Leaf Construction, bought the property for their business but quickly saw..."
How to Build a Greener Driveway
New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of water sources and groundwater levels balanced
"New project for a new year: Install a permeable driveway to keep pollutants out of... Down a street gutter it goes, eventually finding its way into a storm drain. This... suggest, for a retro-fit (NOT a new build) carrying run-off into a grey-water system (either... driveways in New England. TO KEEP IN MIND: for a new build, the law may [in our state... driveway a couple times a year--more when we built a house and had large equipment here..."
Experience Your New Home — Before You Build It
Photorealistic renderings can give you a clearer picture of the house you're planning before you take the leap
"give you a clearer picture of the house you're planning before you take the leap... there's a chance you'll invest your money on something that isn't what you wanted.... always a good idea to do your research and see examples before you have them done... around a few hundred dollars per image.... Sketchup has a come a long way in the past 5 years and because it's a open software there... throughout the new spaces, how the new construction affects the views and our daily traffic..."
A Film Festival Explores Buildings and the Lives They Touch
Sneak a peek at 5 selections from the annual Architecture & Design Film Festival — playing in New York, L.A. and Chicago
"playing in New York, L.A. and Chicago... Sneak a peek at 5 selections from the annual Architecture & Design Film Festival... through buildings, show us a different side of a building's occupants, or reveal the... idea of a film festival on architecture and design seems a little odd. Granted, it's... films on houses and housing, the focus of this ideabook.... returns to New York City this month (October 16-20 at Tribeca Cinema), screening 25 short..."
Why You Might Want to Build a House of Straw
Straw bales are cheap, easy to find and DIY-friendly. Get the basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material
"basics on building with this renewable, ecofriendly material... to have a truly sustainable home, one must really understand the details of how a house... house works. As our knowledge about homes increases, so does our desire to get involved... to have a devastating fire in a stick built house vs. a straw bale house. "ssin14... If a forest fire burns a house , it's because it's a forest fire . If you hear a mouse..."
Building on a Budget? Think ‘Unfitted’
Prefab buildings and commercial fittings help cut the cost of housing and give you a space that’s more flexible
"refab buildings and commercial fittings help cut the cost of housing and give you... you a space that’s more flexible... is to build a house using a prefab metal structure, like the kind used for mini storage... picked up a pencil and sketched a floor plan on a napkin, I have dreamed of designing... envision a simple rectangular building with the row of garage doors replaced by sliding... industrial buildings like this one are engineered to be used as open space. A plumbed..."
Build a Raised Bed to Elevate Your Garden
A bounty of homegrown vegetables is easier than you think with a DIY raised garden bed to house just the right mix of soils
"A bounty of homegrown vegetables is easier than you think with a DIY raised garden... bed to house just the right mix of soils... then building a raised garden box is the perfect springtime project for you. With... With a few supplies, tools and these easy-to-follow instructions, you'll be slicing... not be a corrosion mess. Also check out a new product called thermal treated lumber;... I have a bunch of cedar planks left over from a house construction. love to make one..."
How to Build a Really, Really Small House
A four-minute film holds the magnifying glass up to a dollhouse collector smitten with all things small
"A four-minute film holds the magnifying glass up to a dollhouse collector smitten... about a $7 million dollhouse and seeing users upload their own super-tiny houses... Reese, a dollhouse and miniature enthusiast who owns a store called Dolls and Minis... Art+Practice, a part nonprofit, part for-profit production company that makes four-minute... Ohio for a series called The Amerikans. His latest installment, titled "Who Lives..."
Be a Good Sport: Build a Backyard Basketball Court
With March Madness in the air, be the coolest parent ever or live out your own hoop dreams with a slammin' basketball court
"dreams with a slammin' basketball court... games in New Orleans. Having a son who loves nothing more than shooting hoops, I have... doing a little searching, I discovered other Houzzers who are big basketball fans... includes a rock climbing wall and one special court looks like it was built into an... install a court of your own, you're bound to appreciate these gorgeous designs.... fit in a normal-sized house??:P We added a hoop in our garage. The kids love it and..."
My Houzz: Wasting Not, Wanting Not in a New Portland House
Salvaged and secondhand elements make for a home that's earth conscious, thrifty and beautifully personal
"make for a home that's earth conscious, thrifty and beautifully personal... with a very specific vision: to build a sustainable home from the ground up without... tore down a dilapidated 1920s home in the Sellwood neighborhood of Portland, Oregon,... Quimby, a photo stylist and salvage decorator. "We used everything, and we saved everything... Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Shannon Quimby; Glenn Hoffinger; their son, Chase;..."