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The Case for Waiting to Remodel
We know, you're excited to make your home match your vision. But your vision may change once you've lived there awhile
"finalising our extensive remodel and extension. Although it has changed from what we initially... back porch, but waited to winterize the entire porch. Glad I did. We are refiguring... sleeping porch to bring light into the small living room, ripping all the carpet out... a more extensive renovation including a bump out for an eating area in the future... screen porch much more appealing than the open design you were first considering...."
Houzz Call: We Want to See Your Hardworking Mudroom
The modern mudroom houses everything from wet boots to workstations. Proud of your space? Inspire us with your photos and tips
"as an extension of the kitchen, so that from the kitchen one can also enjoy views... the back porch goes into the more formal, if there is such a thing, part of the mudroom... outdoor porch to an inside one. Mudrooms are hardworking areas. Good lighting for entering... want an extensive "First Aid" kit that contains far more than band-aids and elastic... built a porch addition a few years ago. It has become my favorite room in my house..."
Style Divide: How to Treat Additions to Old Homes?
One side says re-create the past; the other wants unabashedly modern. Weigh in on additions style here
"built extension. We are hoping to removed the extension & build a new one that will... their extension to look like part of the original, I require that it look new and... modern extension but am not so keen on the very minimalist blocks that are the current... set-in porch---with large fired red tiles and the original builders family crest inset... onto that porch from the larger side was opened again--it had been fronted by built in..."
Great Garden Combo: 3 Wonderful Plants for a Deer-Resistant Screen
Protect your privacy and keep deer at bay with a planting trio that turns a problem garden area into a highlight
"at the Extension office of the nearest Unversity..also the Native plant soceity..use... growing extensive new plants from seeds and particularly propagated from roots, and... systems grow extensively and are extremely hard to kill if ever you wish to cut down the... driveway or porch... we spent considerable amount of time cleaning up after our mature... the back porch, where my 2 border collies sleep in the summer. They came, took one..."
Home-Buying Checklist: 20 Things to Consider Beyond the Inspection
Quality of life is just as important as construction quality. Learn what to look for at open houses to ensure comfort in your new home
"So do porches. Wish I'd known that the next door neighbors on one side would be... you'll have extension cords running everywhere, or face an expensive rewiring job. Very... front-porch presence was a crime deterrent for us on several occasions, and I had... Anything on a porch, in a yard, or in a garden shed vanished overnight, including A/C compressors... require some extensive tree cutting, re-doing of stone retaining walls, and changing the..."
My Houzz: Goodwill and Good Taste in a Grand Colonial
Welcoming the community for charity fundraisers and more, this Massachusetts home radiates graciousness
"expansive porches/decks, interior transoms, pocket doors, beams, millwork, bay windows... on the porches and the fact that all the windows were removed. We are carefully restoring... all the porches and outdoor spaces in this home - it reminds me of my great grandmother's... improving the porches, but I personally like to see these types of homes RESTORED to their... enjoy the porches.Too bad the summers aren't longer here in Massachusetts. @paulajeanr..."
Houzz Tour: A Peaceful Lake House Rises From the Rubble
"screened porch - I wonder if the other windows in the house are screened? Amazing... have extensive outdoor rock work...all of it appears as if it were dry-laid,even... combining porch access to kitchen. Is the house heated in winter and if so how? just... that big porch!! I live on a lake, and we have a sunroom that faces the lake The people... Love this porch on the lake. Love this kitchen/view! The dark green trims inside are..."
True Confessions of a House Stalker
Letting go when a new owner dares to change a beloved house's look can be downright difficult. Has this ever happened to you?
"has been extensively remodeled now with 7 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms - it would not be... front porch where I sang our first born to sleep on warm Summer nights. It had already... the side porch railing had been knocked out, likely by over enthusiastic children on... on the porch swing, and merely propped against the side of the house. Not replaced... front porch telling the new owner.... " Please keep my Grandma and Grandpa's house..."
8 Little Remodeling Touches That Make a Big Difference
Make your life easier while making your home nicer, with these design details you'll really appreciate
"that the porch light did not really reach. (Large porch was an add on that did not... front porch roof, and I've had problems with it leaking. In your experience, are... house or porch to the ground to make this possible. Sturdy hand rails! Can't tell... of our porch to illuminate the area where we get out of the car and start towards... CLIMBED the porch stairs and tried to come IN the front door one warm night---I am often..."
Houzz Call: Tell Us About Your Dream House
"front porch overlooking the swinging bridge that links the front porch to the road... after an extensive outdoor kitchen, preferably in a gazebo off the verandah that will... screened porch with a fireplace and a view of the sunset. I hope it will have a bit... front porch, high cieling, french doors, games garden off the kitchen garden complete... sheltered by a porch and the sunny kitchen facing southeast for the morning sun. My home will..."
Houzz Tour: Rebooting a 1930s Bungalow in 3 Days
"detailing Porch swing on either end of the porch facing one another. Often in the center... to the porch; the remote control doors to the office; the no-barrier approach to... a back porch during dinner? These guys are clever - I would think they could have... front porch and a posrch swing on them. Maybe a single dormer in the front and center... above the porch. I lived in one as a kid near Churchill Downs in Louisville on a street..."
6 Ways to Cool Off Without Air Conditioning
Turn off that cash-guzzling, energy-hogging A/C — these methods of cooling your home and your body are cheaper and kinder to the planet
"designing an extension and would like to minimize our air conditioning use. We have planted... the sun porch. It is amazing how much of a difference in temperature it makes in the... screened-in porches). A bit of common sense goes a long way.... Another way I found was... shaded porch on the first floor with big open windows into the house, an open stairwell... from the porch flows through the house and warm air goes out the 2nd story windows,..."
Bulletproof Decorating: Upholstery That Stands Up to Anything
Kids and pets are no match for fabrics as durable as these, which meet higher style standards than ever
"I use extensively when durability and ease of maintenance are very important was... used it extensively for public spaces (especially lounges & lobbies). Chocolate milk... on the porch does. Also, to make it feel softer... I suspect... changes it's durability... fairly extensive line of those as well-- we just had a client order Louis dining chairs... including the porch post. There is nothing she won't scratch, fabric wise, including Crypton..."
Find the Right Glass Door for Your Patio
It’s more than just a patio door — it’s an architectural design element. Here’s help for finding the right one for your home and lifestyle
"covered porch area that has it's own entry door, as a way to enlarge the indoor space... pretty extensive nowadays, as you can see below in the pictures of a radius door and... patio or porch faces the direction the winds blow from. We have several times advised... in the porch that has the largest access to the outdoors. For those of you looking... unscreened porch. The price for the Phantom Screen was more than the cost of screening..."
Houzz Tour: A Modern Take on a Montana Log House
"screened porch when the bugs are high. I intend on building a screened porch one day... screened in porch). There are maybe a dozen evenings you could sit outside in summer without... damage was extensive. Although, I think this is innovative and a fascinating use of materials... on the porch with the fireplace and sounds of the "waves lapping on the shores of... screened porch. Seems smart to me, open up the house when the bugs are low, use the..."