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Room of the Day: An Addition Designed to Bring a Family Together
A new space combines pantry and homework area and overlooks the backyard to keep parents and kids connected
"Toronto family hired architect Mary Tremain, of Plant Architect, to extend the back... for an addition that would bring all of these activities together, giving them more... more room in a way that would also bring them closer.... people build more space to bring family together. It is usually families living in... it. The addition focused on creating more space for the whole family, but Tremain also... outside. The addition connects to the existing house, so there was the question of whether..."
Micro Additions: When You Just Want a Little More Room
"kitchen, family room, bath and more... bathrooms to family rooms, these kinds of additions can be used just about for anything... want an "addition" per se. What can you do? Try a cantilevered micro-addition. Essentially... that one room. You've talked it over, but you're hesitant to add on as the cost and... because the addition is cantilevered from the existing structure, it needs no foundation... little more room'. It doesn't have to be a big job to make a huge difference. Great ideas..."
The Benefits of Building Out — and What to Consider Before You Add On
"with your addition can save money, time and hassle... bedroom, no room for everyone to go to their own room? If you've already made the best... up or build out. If an addition makes sense with your home's structure and site,... building out, rather than up or down, can be more affordable. But there's still... to add addition over living room/dining room/kitchen. Can anyone recommend a contractor... of a room addition (bump-out). I have a 3 bedroom house but one room is located..."
My Houzz: Modern-Rustic House Addition in Utah
Patience and an eye toward longevity were key in building this open-concept DIY addition to a southern Utah home
"key in building this open-concept DIY addition to a southern Utah home... newest addition: a large, open-concept family room that includes a kitchen, living... in the room. I love the idea of a bench at the end of the bed, but there is no p... in our room." - Jana This House is beautiful and the hard work is definately paying... kitchen and family room, creating continuity from room to room. The hallway connects the..."
More Living Space: Making Room for Family
"complying with building codes as well as making sure the new living areas are warm in winter... Zoom-Room allows you to keep the current function of the room (living room, home... vertical addition. A horizontal addition would be adding a room on the ground level... codes, in addition to county building codes. Great ideabook, Bud! Very helpful advice... cool the room. We are having some difficulties to build a great space because besides..."
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
"open family room, a smartly designed kitchen and walls of windows are built to suit... suit a family of 5 in Texas... great room, generous windows, a beautiful old oak tree and a central outdoor space... Powell's family. The Powells, who own and operate New Leaf Construction, bought the... spot to build their own house on. "I'm very connected to the Lake Highlands area, because... dining room light! Do you have details? Every room has so much natural light. They..."
My Houzz: Rooftop Retreat Addition in Toronto
With the feel of a boutique hotel, a contemporary third-floor addition gives the grownups some welcome space in a family home in Canada
"third-floor addition gives the grownups some welcome space in a family home in Canada... out or build up. The decision was easy. They loved their home and wished to remain... rooftop addition. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Wanda and John Ely and their 2... functional family home." I know I sound like a broken record but...AMAZING! I love all... Borsani The addition is a true hybrid of spaces: bedroom, bathroom, living room and private..."
Houzz Tour: A Connecticut Beach House Builds New Memories
"for a family and many guests... their family. So they searched for the ideal retreat in a historic beach enclave... a new build can't replicate. Great family home for gatherings. White is definitely... hope this family enjoys their getaway place. They have done a great job of improving... and a family member may want to live in this house for an extended period of time... and just building a more modern replica version is a wonderful idea in this case. I..."
Houzz Tour: Curves Ahead for a Modern Melbourne Addition
"for the family. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A young, energetic family Location:... unobtrusive additions. Architect Anthony Chan approached an expansion of one such Edwardian... resulting addition works unexpectedly well with the existing house and creates an open... living rooms that form the original building and remove all the lean to building to... possible to build double storey at the rear to obtain additional living space and without..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Addition Joins a Historic California Home
Two design pros give their century-old home extra breathing room while boosting its energy efficiency
"breathing room while boosting its energy efficiency... The new addition celebrates the house's past and future with a cohesive connection... separate building, I like the modern addition. However, why buy a traditional bungalow... of the family dwelling the space. The person who liked the addition made a "focused... is a building added to a campus or some "context" with other buildings that are... the new building to the old buildings is often a formula for mediocrity. Good design..."
Houzz Tour: Turning a ’50s Ranch Into a Craftsman Bungalow
With a new second story and remodeled rooms, this Maryland home has plenty of space for family and friends
"remodeled rooms, this Maryland home has plenty of space for family and friends... second-story addition might tower over the neighbors and feel out of scale. Then she met... great room and I think it detracts for the the potential of this room. I would paint... of his family room. Isn't it all about the owners needs and happiness first, not what... love the family room, beautiful transformation. I'm wondering - did they hit the lotto..."
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
"kitchen addition. The latter addition was formerly a DIY breakfast room that was pulling... living room makeover in 2007 that incorporated their collection of Japanese art (18th-... rooftop deck addition above their garage, with a cool elevated walkway that connects to... Each room feels welcoming and cozy. (P.S. I am writing this from D.C., where I... modern addition in the back look so different but still so lovely together. The same..."
One Big Happy Expansion for Michigan Grandparents
No more crowding around the Christmas tree. Friends and extended family now have all the elbow room they need, thanks to a smart addition
"extended family now have all the elbow room they need, thanks to a smart addition... entire family — with additions — come home, and once again there likely will be the... some old rooms to achieve what you see here. Photography by Steve Kuzma... with the family room/kitchen/living room configuration. The family room is too narrow... now the family room to a sitting room, craft room or "lady room" (one presumes the..."
4 Zurich Projects Build on High-Rise Livability
Generous landscaping, underground parking and terraces make these apartment complexes models of thoughtful housing
"multiple buildings placed across designed landscapes, building on the Garden City ideas... spaces, in addition to the shared outdoor spaces between buildings. This ideabook tours... middle-class families occupying them; and they incorporate terraces to provide individual... on the buildings and the spaces in between. Where possible, I've linked to floor plans... for the families living in them. In many ways the projects remind me of mid-20th-century..."
Key Measurements: Recreation Rooms Rule
Planning to fix up the basement or build an addition for game tables? Learn what will fit and what you might want to include
"basement or build an addition for game tables? Learn what will fit and what you might... recreation rooms can easily extend beyond the square footage of the average home. You... our game room...it was hysterical watching my husband move around the room making pool... under our room addition. Along with that, we updated the structural steel support beams... enough room to play. Great job! Thanks. Whenever I see these game rooms, I drool..."