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Houzz Tour: Remodeling Brightens a Row House in Washington, D.C.
A revamped layout and an airy palette create a soothing home for a Capitol Hill family of 5 looking to simplify
"layout and an airy palette create a soothing home for a Capitol Hill family of 5 looking... furniture and eclectic style. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: A couple and their... historic row house on Capitol Hill — a good size but about half the square footage of their... expected (and desired), the home's layout was due for an update. Contractor Darren Kornas... Jackie Sink and architect Steve Lawlor worked together to integrate an airy interior that..."
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..."
Building or Remodeling? Get the Lowdown on Load Codes
Sometimes standard isn’t enough. Learn about codes for structural loads so your home will stay strong over time
"that.” And when we hear things like this, we tend to think we’re getting a house designed... designed or remodeled a home has heard the term “built to code” and people saying, “The... designed and built to the highest standard. But that’s not necessarily so. What... design and construction of your home to exceed code.... person, and I found this one very enlightening and easy to understand. I hardly ever..."
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... leaving dust and filth and nothing but a nasty hole in the floor, and then disappear for..."
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..."
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... things, and the dust will float up underneath it, and into nooks and crannies. Drywall..."
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..."
Houzz News: Remodeling Heats Up
With the U.S. economy showing signs of recovery, homeowners invest in quality, livability and "a place to make their own"
"livability and "a place to make their own"... coming, and it can be seen in the projects on Houzz and just about everywhere else... style and livable floor plans have become priorities. We spoke to builders and... Builders, remodeling sentiment is at its highest since 2007, and should continue to increase... change is and its impact on the home industry. The consensus seems clear: Remodeling... right now, and it's not going anywhere anytime soon. More: Cautious Optimism Among Home..."
25 Most Bookmarked Remodeling Guides of 2012
Seems like Houzzers couldn't get enough advice on renovating basements, kitchens, showers and even laundry rooms this year
"showers and even laundry rooms this year... drains and shopping for materials to Japanese wood treatments and more than you'd... bookmarked remodeling stories on Houzz cover it all — take a look and see if you can get... Remodeling has never been easy (just ask those who have lived through it), but preparing... building and growing the best online source for design information and inspiration.... several home remodeling projects (yes, several), my best advice is to maintain your sense..."
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... causing her and her husband, David, to bounce off each other like bumper cars anytime they... grooming and boarding business, knew exactly what she wanted: room for her dogs, plenty..."
Modernize Your Old Kitchen Without Remodeling
Keep the charm but lose the outdated feel, and gain functionality, with these tricks for helping your older kitchen fit modern times
"feel, and gain functionality, with these tricks for helping your older kitchen fit... history and perhaps its location in a neighborhood lined with huge old trees. As the... reasons ... and just put up with the fact that our "master" bathroom is so small, you have... ovens and eight-burner ranges — it's hard not to get just a tad jealous of these... years and just can't compete with some of the modern conveniences of a new home...."
Wisdom to Help Your Relationship Survive a Remodel
Spend less time patching up partnerships and more time spackling and sanding with this insight from a Houzz remodeling survey
"partnerships and more time spackling and sanding with this insight from a Houzz remodeling... by you and your partner — eye and hair color, haircut style, eyebrow texture, cuticle... maybe remodeling a house together is the ultimate test. In a recent survey, more... about how remodeling projects impacted their relationships in both challenging and positive... said the remodeling and redecorating process with their significant other was collaborative..."