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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
"create openness, sun-filled rooms and closer relations with the neighbors... 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... 2-storey garage that you see behind the courtyard. This means that, but for the side-facing..."
Inside Houzz: A Walnut Wall of Storage Opens Up a Kitchen
"lines, an open floor plan, all white, no upper cabinets,” the homeowner says. So they... steps, open the door, and sit outside. I'm going to attempt to answer all the questions... great opening up too. Although it's a triangle, that refrigerator seems far away... drawers open? Blum hardware? Thanks Here's a couple photos I just took of our dining... All the door faces for this kitchen cut from one board. Then book matched so they..."
Houzz Tour: Design Moves Open Up a Melbourne Cottage
A renovation rejiggers rooms and adds space. Suspended shelves and a ceiling trick make the living area feel bigger
"too much open shelving and open storage. It looks cluttered. Who wants to dust all... This open-shelving fad is just a way to screw people out of quality cabinetry and... storage. Open shelving is CHEAP. I love the comment in the article, "We don't want to... summers so open shelves would mean a lot of dusting and would be a hard sell. But in this... cottage, the open shelving does work. It's real life displayed - not "staged" life for show..."
Houzz Tour: A Transformed Carriage House Opens for Play
"a new, open plan, a dark workshop becomes a welcoming ‘play barn’ in the Vermont... trusses to open the space up. “The bigger volume gives it a barn feeling, so we call it... With open space to see. A changing, A re-arranging. For Cre-a-tiv...it-y. It... feels very open and the design is marvelous. Simple yet elegant and polished to perfection... looks open and airy so it must be great to be invited to stay the weekend. Still..."
Kitchen Solution: The Open Island
"their open shapes take up less visual and physical space. If all you really need... with open doors hit the island. For me, it would be my hips plus a few inches on... completely open. But the only time it's open is when I'm doing dishes, so it works. There... renos i opened all the "large" doors, oven-fridge-dishwasher, then taped out the remaining... narrow open island without feeling to narrow on either side? I have a galley kitchen..."
Houzz Tour: A Manhattan Studio Opens to Flexibility
A dilapidated prewar studio becomes an efficient, adaptable living space filled with sunshine in space-hungry New York City
"adaptable open space. "Although size was definitely a challenge, this project isn't... until I open the garage door and see the monster I've created out of being a packrat... sliding door! I just love it! Chrigid. Perhaps your significant other should take... on the door, a closet rod that automatically lights up when the door opens and side... In the open position it provides the comfort and luxury of a queen bed.Murphy bed:..."
Bungalows: Domestic Design at the Dawn of the Auto Age
Craftsman details, open floor plans and detached garages make the bungalow-style home an enduring favorite
"details, open floor plans and detached garages make the bungalow-style home an enduring... integrate the garage with the house. In bungalows, the garage was typically detached and... floors and doors I've ever seen and Mom kept them all sparkling. Our home was on a narrow... detached garage off the alley. We had a narrow 'gangway' leading to the back of the... French doors. A unique feature is that the foyer stairwell bridges into a staircase..."
3-Season Rooms: Open-Air Living in a Guest Cottage Pavilion
Comfy furniture, a fireplace and a vaulted ceiling make dining and hanging out a joy in this California outdoor room
"inviting open-air space where the owner and her guests can enjoy the outdoor California... love the open air portion of pavilions or cabanas! This one too! I wish Kentucky could... French doors and windows, as well as the quality and overall design of the space,... secure. Open ceiling Absolutely beautiful!... double doors open 180 degrees to create a free flow between indoors and out. Wood... renovating the garage. This is the view from a terrace right off the main house. "There's..."
Houzz Tour: Open and Cozy Family Space
"was to open up the existing rooms to one another and improve the flow, to make the... window-sized opening into the mud alley entry hall allows a view to the front door; the... attached garage used to be. The new breezeway connects a second existing three-bay garage... garage to the main house, a necessity during New Hampshire winters. The exterior... three-bay garage, which came in very handy. Wondering why a ranch had the space for five..."
My Houzz: Creative Open-Concept Home in Toronto
Three young designers give a neglected boardinghouse in Canada new life with an industrial-modern makeover
"bright and open space chock-full of creativity, ingenuity and personality. Houzz... couple can open the doors wide and bask in the morning glow from the comfort of their... generous open shelving. The bathroom is open to the south-facing bedroom and receives... bedroom opens onto a comfortable and covered rear deck, the perfect spot to watch life... from garage sales, scrap yards and illegal garbage dumps. Bader says, "People throw..."
Patio of the Week: Rugged Comfort in Northern California
"A garage relocation opens up a family's comfortable outdoor living space... relocated garage presented a great opportunity to create outdoor living spaces where... amazing out door retreat. Precioso Me encanta este patio! This is a truly brilliant design:... the new garage (left).Italian string lights twinkle overhead and landscape lighting..."
Regional Modern: San Francisco Opens to the View
In a city often defined by its history, San Francisco architects create modern designs that blend in while they stand out
"g the garage door, the entrance with blue tile above it, and the butterfly roof with... allowing more openness and better views. What looks like a new house inserted between its... level was opened up towards the backyard: pushed out in the plan and literally opened... wall of doors. The view from inside certainly makes it clear why the focus is on the... is more open with wood slats and large windows. Another house by Lum breaks the fairly..."
Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage
Get the dimensions that will let you fit one or more cars in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need
"in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need... single garage door width of 8 feet. The difference in garage dimensions now is that... alongside a garage door frame, you will sympathize with your ancestors, who may have driven... common garage dimensions have remained roughly the same since the Ford Model T began... century, garage dimensions have remained about 9 to 10 feet wide and 18 to 20 feet long..."
Houzz Tour: Sliding Doors Open Up a Small Space in New York City
A wall teardown and custom treatments add more options for living and entertaining in a 450-square-foot apartment
"wall to open the living room to the alcove bedroom.... sliding doors?? We have a similar opening (although not as wide) that we'd like to... hang an door on without building any kind of bulkhead (it would only be one door whereas... sliding doors and not 9 or that would make the opening 27 feet! It probably is 9... sliding doors, not nine feet wide. No way a twenty-seven foot opening would fit in... options. The doors were custom made on site. Each door was approximately 105" H x 30" W..."
French Doors: Ooh La La
"Open or Closed, Double Glass Doors Add Elegance, Function and Beautiful New Views... French doors. Both beautiful and practical, French doors allow an elegant path between... adjoining doors inlaid with glass, this beautiful addition opens from the middle to create... French doors add style to function and provide an open view through glass. Consider... these doors as a benign barrier between the dining and living rooms, as a library..."