5163 kitchen and bathroom renovation Stories
Houzz Survey: Renovations Are Up in 2013
Home improvement projects are on the rise, with kitchens and baths still topping the popularity chart
"with kitchens and baths still topping the popularity chart... spoken. And they say this will be the year renovations come back. The number of U.S... decorating and redecorating projects has increased by 12 percent compared to this time... year, and 7 percent fewer people than last year say they are delaying home design... planning and remodeling. He’s seen a big change in the latter category, with more people... into them and selling them in two years for a profit. “Now it’s more like six to 10 years..."
A Boston Kitchen and Bath Go From Dreary to Darling
See how a $25,000 renovation budget gave 2 outdated spaces in a small Massachusetts apartment a brand-new look
"$25,000 renovation budget gave 2 outdated spaces in a small Massachusetts apartment... outdated kitchen and bathroom just weren't cutting it. Working with a strict $25,000... Size: Kitchen: 76 square feet; bathroom: 33 square feet Cost: $25,000, including... rooms and used fresh materials to give the original layouts a beautiful new look... an Ikea kitchen renovation, and will be lucky if I am able to do the kitchen alone..."
Kitchen of the Week: Renovation Honors New England Farmhouse’s History
Homeowners and their designer embrace a historic kitchen’s quirks while creating a beautiful and functional cooking space
"wners and their designer embrace a historic kitchen’s quirks while creating a beautiful... intense and passionate. They love everything that’s wrong and right with their homes... Hampshire, and embraced most of its quirks. However, the kitchen, which had undergone... 1970s renovation, was not functional at all. Here’s how Alton gave them all the modern... amenities and the layout they wanted while maintaining the integrity of the historic..."
New Year's Resolutions for Your Bathroom Renovation
"comfortable and stylish. Bathroom remodeling ideas | Kitchen and Bath designers... Bathrooms, especially master baths, can be costly and challenging rooms to design... electrical and ventilation systems, and often entail adherence to new water- or energy-saving... of the bathroom renovation. Bathroom is the most basic part of our home, and we should... the main bathroom, to have one large bathroom. The idea of an ensuite is nice, but when..."
Renovation Detail: The Kitchen Laundry Room
Do your whites while dishing up dinner — a washer and dryer in the kitchen or pantry make quick work of laundry
"washer and dryer in the kitchen or pantry make quick work of laundry... into the kitchen, I was unsure how I would feel about washing my unmentionables and... have the kitchen table for folding and am often reminded to switch the laundry due to... washer and dryer are concealed behind bifold doors, and while we will replace the... when we renovate our kitchen, the layout is the bee's knees. It allows for us to store..."
Highlights From the 2012 Kitchen and Bath Industry Show
Innovations in sinks, outlets and surface materials for kitchens and baths shone at this year's show
"outlets and surface materials for kitchens and baths shone at this year's show... local kitchen and bath center. I had the opportunity to pop into the 2012 Kitchen... Kitchen and Bath Industry Show this past week in Chicago. The displays dazzled me for... hours, and I found particularly interesting the innovations that could easily be... order — and USB charging stations — to an electrical outlet near you. Read on for more..."
My Houzz: Renovated 1912 Farmhouse Radiates Warmth and Charm
A Russian fireplace anchors a Washington family home filled with inherited, salvaged and flea market pieces
"firefighter and plumber, and you are reinventing a 1912 farmhouse for modern living with... personal and hold a story. “We prefer items that have been used,” says Rich’s wife,... spaces and styles. The result is a home where every few feet there’s something to... comfortable and lived in. Great old features and the heater is amazing!! Nice kitchen cabinets... of art and function! Very warm and inviting. The paint colors are wonderful; buttery..."
Houzz Tours: Tips for Small Space Living and Renovation
"heroic renovation on the house (see BEFORE shots in the comments section). I say "heroic"... square feet and made it six feet wider. It's still under 700 square feet, but by carefully... furnishings and belongings, as well as coming up with clever storage solutions, it feels... worth it, and now she lives right across the street from Long Island Sound in a cozy... unusual and great looking. Beautiful reno! Love the kitchen and the bathroom..... any..."
Renovation Detail: Arts and Crafts Interior Trim
Utilitarian doesn't have to mean afterthought with window and door trim that highlights finely crafted interior openings
"window and door trim that highlights finely crafted interior openings... husband and I purchased our historic Arts and Crafts home over a year ago, and our... window and door trim is to hide the gap between the rough opening in the wall and... doorway and window back to its roots with Arts and Crafts–style trim. While a few of... our Arts and Crafts trim features square section casing with ornamentation on top...."
Houzz Tour: Renovations Modernize a 1970s New Jersey Colonial
Better access to a great yard, an opened-up interior and family-friendly features improved this home for a Princeton family
"interior and family-friendly features improved this home for a Princeton family... guest room and first-floor bathroom, and a renovated master bathroom. Houzz at a Glance... couple and their young daughter and son Location: Princeton, New Jersey Size: 5 bedrooms... the area and the schools, but they knew it would need an update to work well for them... light and expand the views of the backyard," says architect Catherine Knight of..."
My Houzz: Rising to the Renovation Challenge in Toronto
An eye for potential and substantial remodeling lead to a chic and comfortable home for a Canadian family
"potential and substantial remodeling lead to a chic and comfortable home for a Canadian... potential. And despite their long history of renovations, Selene and Mark had a hard time... Selene and Mark Richards, daughters Brooke (age 7) and Grace (4), and their mastiff... dining and kitchen areas were consigned to the second floor. Most people just couldn't... bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms Year built: 1913; renovated 2011..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Renovation in a Colonial-Era Town
Listed as a teardown, a midcentury modern home with harbor views gets a second chance, thanks to one local family
"flow; and a new kitchen hub for gathering, cooking, holding cooking classes and doing... the dark and leaky parts that didn't work. Both the old and new sections were designed... school and college Location: Hingham, Massachusetts Size: 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms... Beautiful reno and home - so warm and open and bright. Lovely attention to detail throughout... bright and the sun will destroy your books, art, furniture and carpets. When I visited..."
Before and After: French Country Master Suite Renovation
Sheila Rich helps couple reconfigure dark, dated rooms to welcome elegance, efficiency and relaxation
"hallway and his-and-her walk-in closets, adding storage and switching up the bathroom... awhile, and we were renovating room by room," says interior designer Sheila Rich. "The... bedroom and bathroom. Rich reconfigured the entire space, moving the bedroom into the... airy and romantic, but more important, comfortable and functional. "Lots of giggles... ready to renovate their master bedroom. "These clients had lived in the house awhile..."
Wonderful Wood Countertops for Kitchen and Bath
Yes, you can enjoy beautifully warm wood counters near water sans worry (almost), with the right type of wood and sealer
"in the bathroom or kitchen and kids don't mix? Well, it ain't necessarily so. I decided... in a kitchen or bathroom, around 90 percent of the comments I read were positive... of wood and the quality of construction Wood is such a beautiful material and adds... into your kitchen or bath, but fears about care and maintenance are keeping you from... their care and maintenance. I went to several discussion threads on multiple websites..."
2012 Color Trends: Touch of Green for Kitchen and Bath
"color and new kind of neutral... into your kitchen and bath, sensibly and stylishly. Browse bathroom remodeling ideas... into your kitchen and bath in a way that makes sense for your taste and your home. Green... forest and seaweed sprouting on Sherwin-Williams, Benjamin Moore, Behr and Yolo palettes... well in kitchens and other living spaces, too. (I painted all of the walls in my first... | Find Kitchen and Bath designers..."