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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
"did the open kitchen. The dishwasher blends in, there is no eyesore backpanel range... type of expansion is perfect for grown families. The extra guest space is upstairs... family room open to the kitchen. But that space would look more crowded than it already... been to open the kitchen to what is now the living room thereby converting it to the... that is open to what is now the family room. The wall would serve two functions:..."
Houzz Tour: From Overgrown Weeds to Picturesque Farmhouse Expanse
This once-neglected 100-acre South Carolina site now features a lake, a wood-filled farmhouse and a far-reaching view
"areas and open space. Nice house, though. Nice design. Although immovable tables... glass with open living areas; “nestle” our house into the land. We also required custom... land so open and neat. Must have been so much work to clear it all. Well done LOL... of the open fields. He left one large field for planting corn and annual dove shoots... large expanse of land that has been neglected for many years. Briar Creek's landscaping..."
Houzz Tour: Scandinavian Modern Expanse in Napa
Houzz Tour: Wide-Open Views on a Narrow Canadian Lot
Expansive glass walls facing the street create openness, sun-filled rooms and closer relations with the neighbors
"Expansive glass walls facing the street create openness, sun-filled rooms and closer... staggeringly expansive floor plan. How expansive? How about a 17-foot-wide home that boasts... large, open kids' room, for instance, can easily be partitioned off to create two... glass openings toward your neighbour. That said there is still plenty of windows... remain open due to poor attendance; We designed a house to have flexibility and..."
Houzz Tour: A Creekside Cabin Opens to the Views
With a modern addition featuring expansive windows, a rustic 1930s cabin opens its arms wider to its Northern California woodland setting
"featuring expansive windows, a rustic 1930s cabin opens its arms wider to its Northern... wanted an open space that would take full advantage of the creek and forest views. The... of an open loft above the kitchen. The old cabin and location overlooking the creek... SANDY opened our eyes in a big way to the tremendous destructive power of these sorts... And it opened our eyes to--No one is going to HELP you should these things happen..."
Creating Nests in Open-Plan Spaces
The cool-weather nesting season is just around the corner. Here's how to cozy up a wide expanse of space
"modern, open-plan spaces such as lofts. Read on to debunk a few common misconceptions... area rug. Open floor plans don't mean that you can't create nooks. Try placing a sofa... a NestOpen, modern kitchens don't have to have stark, uncomfortable seating. Nestle... Modern, Open-Plan Spaces Can Have NestsNesting and modern design are not mutually exclusive... under the open, modern stairway. Sitting in that seat with a book and staring out the..."
Houzz Tour: A Manhattan Loft Slides Into Flexibility
Sliding doors and "smart glass" windows help turn a constricting apartment into an expansive, open loft
"into an open, expansive loft. In her work, client and artist Suzanne Russell often... want it open to the dining room. I quite like the openness and minimal furniture. However... option to open the dining room to the guest room because it lets in the light from those... that it opens adds to the flexibility of the apartment, making it work for a wider... shift from open to private. A closer look at the sliding doors that separate the living..."
Open Walls Widen Home Possibilities
Doing away with the boundary between indoor and outdoor living, open walls add space, light and drama to a home
"living, open walls add space, light and drama to a home... has an open wall with a door made of glass. It opens to a deck and a pool and some... door that opens onto my own work-in-progress backyard. Open walls are the ultimate... sometimes open and sometimes closed off. Large openings are a great way to open up the... doors for expansive openings: TerraSpan Lift & Slide Doors and Folding Doors. A number... an 8' opening that are very easy to open don't make too much noise and offer a fairly..."
Style Your Open Kitchen Shelving Like a Pro
Sloppy, haphazard open shelves? Not a chance when you follow these dos and don'ts for arranging items
"haphazard open shelves? Not a chance when you follow these dos and don'ts for arranging... styled open kitchen shelving — those neat stacks of dishes are so appealing, and going... practical are open shelves to maintain? What are you supposed to put on them? And where do... to try open shelving in your own kitchen but are not sure where to start, here's help... sense, opening and closing cabinet doors drives me crazy. I recently opened some cabinets..."
Doorless Showers Open a World of Possibilities
Universal design and an open bathroom feel are just two benefits of doorless showers. Here's how to make the most of these design darlings
"and an open bathroom feel are just two benefits of doorless showers. Here's how to... create an open, expansive feel in a bathroom, but they also lend themselves well to universal... with an open shower. On a French-class trip to Paris at the innocent age of 14, I arrived... pushed open the bathroom door and looked around, flummoxed. Where on earth was the... doing an open concept as well... Love the concept of open shower... But not sure my..."
Houzz Tour: Openness Rules in a Warm, Modern Home
Airy and low maintenance, this home is designed to look great throughout fundraising events, kids' get-togethers and everyday family life
"into an expansive space that welcomed the light and opened to incredible views... kind of openness in every single part of the house." Houzz at a Glance Who lives here:... love the open kitchen, - All of those windows in the kitchen area. The orange and... Love the open floor plan and especially the kitchen, but where is the stove and refrigerator... beautifully open plan with line of sight to every corner especially from the kitchen bench..."
Houzz Tour: Openness Meets Intimacy in Wisconsin
Courtyards, a terrace and thoughtfully placed windows connect a home to the outdoors in a dense Madison neighborhood
"makeover and expansion. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Dino Maniaci, Jason Hoke and... theme of openness meets intimacy. Spaces open to the outdoors, but architectural gestures... intimate but open concept Hoke and Maniaci were hoping for. To develop the latter, Bruns... ceiling is open to the steel and wood trusses that run over the bedroom. In a serendipitous... without opening up windows directly onto views into the neighbors’ homes and vice versa..."
Houzz Tour: Let's Be Transparent Here
Expansive glass and a new floor plan celebrate a midcentury modern home's openness and connection to nature
"Expansive glass and a new floor plan celebrate a midcentury modern home's openness... Architects opened both the floor plan and exterior, giving the clients a simpler, pared-down... with expansive glass walls and views that recall Mies van der Rohe's Farnsworth... clean and open. Very nice job although it looks like a VERY spendy job! :) Stunning... and the open living area found at the base. The latter is where architect Jeff Jordan..."
My Houzz: Country-Chic Farmhouse in North Carolina
An open, contemporary layout and an expansive, picture-perfect site sit pretty with a family from the West Coast
"An open, contemporary layout and an expansive, picture-perfect site sit pretty with... and its open and contemporary layout. "The views outside the window are like a painting... Fresh, open, airy yet comfortable. What a lovely home in a lovely town! Everything... Etsy The openness between the kitchen and the living room means everyone can gather..."
Opening Acts: Folding, Sliding and Pivoting Doors
"doors that open dramatically to the breezes and the views... to stay open, fostering luxurious cross breezes. I have a back door, but all this sumptuous... attractive) open completely, blurring the boundaries between outside and inside and allowing... full, open views (and breezes). That's not only great in the summer, but essential... large openings, but I can't help thinking about insects. Every time I open my doors..."