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Houzz Tour: See a Traditional Home for Modern Life
A 1950s semi-detached home that hadn't be renovated since the '80s (think pink carpet, cat dander and some questionable hand-painted murals) might sound a little off-putting to some newlyweds. Not Jennifer Flores and her husband. One of their first dates...
My Houzz: DIY Love Reforms a Dated Cape Ann Home
Expectant parents Jen Migonis and her husband, AJ, bought their home three years ago, wanting room for their son to play and grow in. The location, just a 15-minute walk to the beach, and a solid school system...
My Houzz: Comfortable Country Style in Cincinnati
Gary and Gayle Schneider were married only a few months when they broke ground on their new home in Ohio. "The process for us involved figuring out who we were going to be together in this new house, what would our new everyday lives together be about,"...
Houzz Tour: An Old Barn Inspires a Gracious New Home
Architect Donald Lococo of Donald Lococo Architects lives and works in the Washington, D.C., area, but he grew up in Canada’s countryside, and he compares the farm...
One Big Happy Expansion for Michigan Grandparents
What happens when you raise three children in a 1,600-square-foot one-bathroom home and then they leave, first for college and then for careers elsewhere? You may renovate and even expand the house, knowing that for the holidays you may well...
My Houzz: Light and Bright in an Amsterdam High-Rise
Designer Chantal Dussouchaud got a bad first impression of her new hometown of Amsterdam. OK, make that a couple of bad first impressions. After growing up in the sunny South of...
Houzz Tour: 8 Weeks to Gorgeous Modern Eclectic Style
No sooner had interior designer Shirley Meisels finished a complete renovation for a family of four when the parents discovered...
A Chilly Massachusetts Bathroom Gets the Hotel-Spa Treatment
She loves to soak and he loves to steam, and neither one of them was getting what they really wanted out of their master bathroom with its drafty window, dated fixtures, cramped shower and tub too big to be practical. This husband and wife wanted a private...
Houzz Tour: Seaside Shingle Style Gets Modern Edge
"My clients spent all of their free time on family activities for 25 years," says designer Jean Verbridge of Siemasko and Verbridge. While raising four children, they had time...
Houzz Tour: Comfort and Balance in a Minnesota Manse
The husband wanted a masculine home. The wife wanted a place full of vibrant color. Short of calling a marriage counselor, what was the designer to do? For interior designer Darsi Floersch, the solution was a neutral...
Kitchen of the Week: Casual and Coastal in Ireland
This updated kitchen on the coast of Howth, Ireland, was designed to blend with the family's living areas and capture the feel of the surrounding sea. Durable materials, a beachy palette and plenty of open space were musts for the clients, who hired Joanne...
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