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My Houzz: Added Space and Style for a 1960s Split Level
With a new second story and downstairs suite, custom touches and midcentury pieces, this Portland family home suits 3 generations
"a new second story and downstairs suite, custom touches and midcentury pieces, this... split level's potential and worked with architect Paul McKean to turn it into a clean... the new second story, the house retained most of its original structure. Working closely... dedicated level in the house has a separate entrance, laundry appliances and a small... along the second-floor hallway. Finn and Celia share this spacious bathroom on the second..."
Movin' on Up: What to Consider With a Second-Story Addition
Learn how an extra story will change your house and its systems to avoid headaches and extra costs down the road
"single level. However, all that space can come at a high cost. A second story can... at the second or even third story can capture views, maximize square footage on a... other levels. Is building up, digging down or adding on the best way to maximize... adding a second level to our 1923 cottage house..but unsure where to start..any advise... did a second storey addition. Did most of the work myself. If anyone is ever considering..."
Houzz Tour: 3 Levels of Marvelous Modernism in Mexico
Building up gave this home a party-ready terrace, plenty of room and a 3-story vertical garden that's a wonder to behold
"expansive second-floor terrace and vertical garden with 4,000 plants. Houzz at a Glance... three-level home can be accessed via a metal door, which opens to an inner court... floor; the second floor is an expansive open terrace; and three bedrooms and a family... of the second-floor office and media room. Live-in housekeepers have a one-bedroom..."
These Split-Level Homes Get the Style Right
"those levels, and the square footage works harder. The downside? Split levels can... split levels seen from the exterior and interior are bringing the look back with... split levels; these designs are sleek and sophisticated.... split level. There were 4 staircases. I love split level Split level redo To me a... of two levels being a "split level home". As far as I new a split level is 3 or more... basement level! Lovely homes. I always liked the look of a split level but at my age..."
Modern Manners: Smooth Moves for Kids' Visits
For hosting kids or visiting with Junior in tow, we give you a plan to keep stress levels low and fun levels high
"stress levels low and fun levels high... every second. I guess it just depends on how much you like your company, and how... energy levels are difficult for me to tolerate. Luckily, I have few friends with... the same level of behaviour than your 10 year old. You just cant. The key is having... at kid level, you have a few options: Watch your kids like a hawk, ask if Linda minds... activity level can take some getting used to. Try to roll with it as best you can —..."
Houzz Survey: Livability Trumps Home Value
Increasing home value comes in a distant second among those planning home improvements. Many plan to do some of the work themselves
A Cantilevered Family Bathroom Boosts Square Footage
By punching out on an upper level, a family gains a needed bathroom without eating up backyard space
"upper level, a family gains a needed bathroom without eating up backyard space... into a second-floor living space, they were left scratching their heads about where... under the second storey floor and bracing from the roof beams or posts where the lightwell... lower level... found square foortage... seems a bit nautical in a way or treehouseesque... brighten the second-floor living area below. A sliding door closes off the bathroom. Everything..."
How I Learned to Be an Imperfect Gardener
Letting go can lead to a deeper level of gardening and a richer relationship with the landscape. Here's how one nature lover did it
"deeper level of gardening and a richer relationship with the landscape. Here's how... was the second year living with my new landscape — the first large garden I had ever... so many levels.... you have been able to convey perfectly, what a gardening journey... deeper level. Here is my garden in July 2008. It’s ugly. I had no idea what I was... different level and learn from the evolution of what I’ve given birth to. I’ve even let..."
10 Tips to Maximize Your Whole-House Remodel
Cover all the bases now to ensure many years of satisfaction with your full renovation, second-story addition or bump-out
"remodel or second-story addition is in your future, here’s are 10 tips to maximize your... light levels, (older people need at least twice the light levels of a younger person)... a tri-level home and as Seniors are having difficulty with the stairs. Suggestions... on the second fireplace. @ferdnand It's a pretty broad question, and everyone... for your second story, or a larger tank with a recirculation pump that keeps hot water..."
Houzz Tour: Turning a ’50s Ranch Into a Craftsman Bungalow
With a new second story and remodeled rooms, this Maryland home has plenty of space for family and friends
"a new second story and remodeled rooms, this Maryland home has plenty of space for... that a second-story addition might tower over the neighbors and feel out of scale... with a second story tucked into pop-up dormers. Houzz at a Glance Who lives here:... adding a second story onto our house but we could never envision how it could be done... peaked second story with the tall chimney poking through it! The color scheme and..."
How to Build Your Housekeeping Muscle
Train yourself to clean and organize until the routine becomes second nature with this step-by-step approach
"becomes second nature with this step-by-step approach... "fitness" levels, and knowledge really has little to do with it. A little nudge, with... skill level. I will share this idea at conferences. Thanks! there is a wonderfully... are in a second hand wall cabinet that I painstakingly painted in great detail, and... mouthwash: 30 seconds and it's done. It also helps me from spitting out mouthwash sooner... take a second and tell yourself, "This is hard for me. I'm not good at this."I know..."
Houzz Tour: Antique Meets Industrial in a Colorado Cottage
"needs, a second-story addition blends styles with ease... add a second story to preserve the established gardens around the house. The city’s... design a second story that would give them two bedrooms for the kids and satisfy the... the next level. Just lovely!! Stunning!! What a beautiful space! Love the light fixtures... a full second floor in mind, but the original owner/builder didn't have the budget... for a second story? Or should one not ask such questions? Wow! Wonderful renovation..."
Houzz Tour: Getting to the Bottom of a Midcentury Los Angeles Home
Once it had only a second floor, but now this home has its fill of usable, beautifully designed spaces
"only a second floor, but now this home has its fill of usable, beautifully designed... lot of second-story additions. But architects Russell Shubin and Robin Donaldson had... only a second story. “It was just one top floor built on a steel frame, and basically... upper level to poolside is wide and well suited to the slope. GROOVY! ❤️ Great house... on the second floor. The ground floor holds the public spaces — a combined kitchen..."
Houzz Tour: Finding the Flow in Berkeley
A bigger kitchen, a better connection to the outdoors and a new second story put a bay-view home in a California state of mind
"a new second story put a bay-view home in a California state of mind... makes each level of the hilly/rocky space useable. Beautiful! Nice and peaceful...serene... The new second story master certainly works. However (ahem), why the solid fence on... The second floor addition is really a highlight. The kitchen could have been completed... imagine the second floor looks down on the neighbor's backyard. With the solid railing..."
Houzz Tour: Modern Updates for a Midcentury Home in Los Angeles
Additions include a family room and a second-story master suite, but many other spots got some redesign love too
"and a second-story master suite, but many other spots got some redesign love too... for the second-floor master suite addition, the bedroom's hardwood floors continue... the new second floor in a way that makes sense with the original structure. "I had... courtyard.The second-floor master suite addition, seen on the right, was deliberately stepped... to the second-floor master suite. "The stairs are kind of a lantern that draws light..."