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Building on a Budget? Think ‘Unfitted’

Prefab buildings and commercial fittings help cut the cost of housing and give you a space that’s more flexible Full Story
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oldblackdog
Re: Robin's comment on costs. I can remember seeing a couple of homes designs -- probably thrown in a pikle - where the designer/builder essentially did use a square/cube as the basic building block - and used standard dimension lumber, plywood, etc as a factor to maximize space at a reduced cost. It was a 3 or 4 story building on a very small piece of land on the Hudson River.
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Robin
Another cost saving idea, as oldblackdog inferred, upper floors are cheaper than building bigger on the first floor but may increase the cost of the foundation a bit. However, if you've chosen a cube rather than a rectangle you've already saved a ton of cash and can easily afford the additional foundation requirements.
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Inside Houzz: Setting a Midcentury Mood in Portland

Wanting to keep their home’s 1950s vibe but lose the outdated functionality, a couple finds help on Houzz Full Story
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carfreak32
I love terrazzo, but does anyone know if it's become more affordable? Last time I checked, it was around $50/sq. ft.
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mcmqueen
Love the terrazzo floors.
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My Houzz: From Dated to Dreamy in 3 Weeks

The results belie the speedy makeover of this 1940s Quebec home — which not even a colony of ants could derail Full Story
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zweiback
Really wonderful job. I second painting or staining the banquette - it looks too raw compared to the polished look of the rest of the remodel. But please, no collaging!
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lisadoll
Congratulations on your fabulous renovation.
This is a beautifully done home, but it wasn't the decor that made everyone feel instantly at home for the first holiday. It was the graciousness of the couple who lives there!
It's refreshing to see a young couple who is just so respectful , and appreciative of the talents of generations past, while incorporating their own fresh ideas.
It's so lovely that dad helped with furniture construction; that the original blueprints are framed, and that vintage fixtures and family finds are included.
I adore the bold choice of "decorator's white" throughout, and also the color of the kitchen cabinets! The deep color anchors the countertop and I find that contrast is the key to making a statement in a small space.
Thanks for the great reno advice,
and may you have many happy years together renovating future homes. I'm sure this is ONLY THE BEGINNING!
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10 Ways to Boost Creativity by Doing Less

You heard right. Sometimes the best way to refill your creative well is by taking a step back Full Story
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bbarick
Part of my job (before I retired) was to find the best way to perform each new assembly task that came into the company....how to eliminate every extraneous motion, every extra second in order to teach the assembly method to produce as many as possible and then time the task and attach a pay rate to it. After 28 years of doing this, it carried over into my personal life as well. Which was good sometimes as my home life ran as efficiently as possible. However the constant analysis is tiresome even though its hard to let the mindset go. Thanks for a good article stressing the importance of stepping away from "analsis paralysis" in order to recharge. Retirement helps too!
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Houzz Tour: Updating a Midcentury Aerie in the Berkeley Hills

The setting was splendid; the house, not so much. Now the two are right in line, with high quality to spare Full Story
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daylilydiva
Once I got past the horror of whitewashing redwood (!) I have to admit the home is a lot more welcoming and bright. Amazing how just updating the windows can make such a difference...
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Kandi Garcia
Beautiful ! My husband and I are in the process of renovating our 1959 mid century home. It's always great to see finished work! Thanks for sharing.
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