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Inside Houzz: A Chopped-Up Bathroom Goes Streamlined and Swank
"divided and dated too, this bath needed major help. The homeowner found it on Houzz... homeowners and designers had transformed difficult rooms and layouts into well-thought-out... finishes and had a claustrophobic layout. Anderson had seen dramatic transformations... t-out and comfortable spaces. He knew this bathroom could be saved.... planning and palette to texture and contrast. And the little "extras" are perfect -..."
Discover the Ins and Outs of Pocket Doors
Get both sides of the pocket door story to figure out if it's the right space separator for your house
"charm and can be great space savers — but they have their downsides, too. Here's... room and the kitchen and one we just added between the kitchen and laundry room. Use... ease and makes the bathroom so much more open and functional and it gets a lot of use... openig and closing the door and pretending to ascend and descend. We have a pocket... young kids and this would be a great solution for kids and pets while being very inconspicuous..."
My Houzz: A 1950s Bungalow Grows Up and Greens Out
Beauty and energy efficiency go hand in hand in this expanded and renovated Massachusetts forest home
"eauty and energy efficiency go hand in hand in this expanded and renovated Massachusetts... Italy and Spain, architects Gail and Robert Karn moved their family back to the United... Rheinzink and her husband, architect Robert Karn of Consilium Urban Design and Architecture... forest and set out to incorporate some of the super-energy-efficient designs they... capture heat and light) — all elements of the Passive House standard. "Our goal was to build..."
My Houzz: Thrifty, Crafty and Charming in a Portland Bungalow
Newlyweds use DIY ingenuity and scores from friends and garage sales to give their home inviting, comfy style
"ingenuity and scores from friends and garage sales to give their home inviting, comfy... porch and gutted the kitchen and back entry. Here's the result. Houzz at a Glance... bachelor days and did some structural work to fix it up. When he married Jennifer four years... remodeling and redecorating. They tore up the carpet, refinished the hardwood floors,... Chris and Jennifer McCormick Location: Portland, Oregon Size: 900 square feet plus..."
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... airy and romantic, but more important, comfortable and functional. "Lots of giggles... awhile, and we were renovating room by room," says interior designer Sheila Rich. "The... wet bar and very little to no closet space. ... This was a poorly appointed master... space and extremely inefficient storage." The suite included a sitting room, bedroom..."
Care and Training for a Vine-Covered Home
Love the look but don’t want the ruin? Learn how to have vine-draped walls without all the cracks and crumbling
"crumble and provide cover for pests like spiders or even mice and rats. Let’s explore... facias and soffits and as the branch grows and thickens over time it will cause damage... come out and cut it 4ft -5ft down from the roof/gutters and away from the windows.... quality and type of brick/stone. It also depends on where you live and your climate. The... the post and then I am able to walk on the top of the arbor and prune the top of the..."
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... extended and improved within permitted development guidelines. “The owners wanted an... pattern and texture,” says O’Tuama. “The main challenge we faced was to open the house... very cool and yet not overly curated. It looks real and really nice. Cheers oooo and... texture and warmth, and they did a wonderful job bringing light into the house. As..."
12 Great Fences and Gates
"Texture and Structure to your Garden With Fences with Flair... driveway and install our fence. My husband and I debated over the design: I wanted a... charm and practicality; my husband wanted something simple and with open sight lines... road, and 1/4 acre of tall weeds that concealed the barn. We immediately hired... Fences and gates don't have to be merely functional. They are wonderful ways to define... against. And they can be as interesting as the plants surrounding them...."
Convert Your Tub Space Into a Shower — Waterproofing and Drainage
Step 4 in swapping your tub for a sleek new shower: Pick your waterproofing materials and drain, and don't forget to test
"materials and drain, and don't forget to test... chosen and tile and grout picked for your new shower, you can start planning its... office and see what the requirements are for building a shower in your town. Don't... Terrazzo Tile and Marble Association of Canada's guidelines for shower planning.... house, and also shows the stairs and railing I designed and built. After firing the... flood and evaporation tests. I did something similar, and after having researched..."
My Houzz: A Paean to the 1950s and '60s in Pennsylvania
With vintage furniture, a sunken den and pristine original details, this home is a true homage to midcentury style
"sunken den and pristine original details, this home is a true homage to midcentury style... Fisher and Bobbie Ann Tilkens-Fisher, and their cats, Lucha and Lincoln Location:... dentist and his wife, and included space for a fully operating dental practice.... Matthew and Bobbie Fisher fell in love with a renovated midcentury modern house designed... stayed put and kept house hunting. A year later Craig Wakefield, the Realtor who’d shown..."
My Houzz: Goodwill and Good Taste in a Grand Colonial
Welcoming the community for charity fundraisers and more, this Massachusetts home radiates graciousness
"fundraisers and more, this Massachusetts home radiates graciousness... here: Jim and Robin Buhrer, daughter Lauren (age 18), son Michael (15) and their Labradoodle... Jim and Robin Buhrer wanted to be closer to the center of their historic Massachusetts... the door and was invited inside for a tour. He persuaded the owner, a retired art... time, and energy - and even a risk. Beautiful job - and yes, the choice of decor..."
My Houzz: Brightness and Creativity in a Live-Work Townhouse
Quirky finds, vintage and modern furniture, and warm and cool materials pair beautifully in this remodeled Toronto home
"vintage and modern furniture, and warm and cool materials pair beautifully in this... fireplace and drew on Bennett and Wittholz's design backgrounds to create an interior... home. She and her husband, Alex Wittholz, creative director at Helios Design Labs, enlisted... graphics and smart patterns. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here: Alex Wittholz, Jamie... Bennett and their son, Felix Location: Downtown Toronto Size: 1,800 square feet ;..."
Houzz Tour: Pools and Martinis Inspire a Palm Springs Remodel
Weighed down by black-heavy ’80s style, a California desert home gets a fun and lighthearted look just right for its midcentury roots
"a fun and lighthearted look just right for its midcentury roots... Sinatra and a few martinis. That’s what designers Howard Hawkes and Kevin Kemper had... week, and sometimes the buyers love what Hawkes and Kemper have done so much, they... 1950s and ’60s in the Palm Springs area. Their homes rarely stay on the market for... wonderful and fun,” Kemper says. “It’s amazing to take a home that has been abused for..."
Houzz Tour: A Parisian Apartment Goes Modern and Bright
Sporting a rare terrace, this small French home gets stripped and redone to highlight the gorgeous skyline view
"stripped and redone to highlight the gorgeous skyline view... layout and funky decor. Husband and wife design duo Alon and Betsy Kasha gutted the... terrace and stunning view of Paris' Left Bank, this home's owner decided the panorama... walls and clean lines now visually expand the small space out onto the newly revamped... the kit and they don't shop at Sam's. Lovely space-its so fresh and bright I wouldn't... to sell and buy in Paris and, after finding this flat, had everything (furniture, paintings..."
Houzz Tour: A Home for Family and Entertaining Too
"layout and adds sophisticated, stylish finishes... comfortable and stylish entertaining. They asked architect Tanya Hancock and interior... comfort and relaxation and add a bit of pizzazz with high-end finishes.... home’s size and location, but several renovations had turned it into a labyrinth of small... entertaining and living spaces while keeping separate zones for family activities. Kulcsar’s... perfect. And the couch is beautiful. And the powder room! I love this house. The bathtub..."