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Additions 30 Ideabooks

So you want more space. A little extra room because the family is growing, children or parents are moving back home, you've started a home based business, you've always wanted that conservatory, or any of the thousand other reasons why your existing house just isn't big enough. You've also lived in your house...
The Benefits of Building Out — and What to Consider Before You Add On
Do you feel like your home is bursting at the seams? No playroom, no guest bedroom, no room for everyone to go to their own room? If you've already made the best use of what you already have, it might be time to dig...
How to Dig Down for Extra Living Space
When you're adding space to your home, there are usually three options: down, out or up. Knowing which is right for you means weighing a number considerations — from cost and design, to function and feasibility. If you're thinking of...
Movin' on Up: What to Consider With a Second-Story Addition
Adding space to your home at the second or even third story can capture views, maximize square footage on a small lot and let you locate all the bedrooms on a single level. However, all that space can come at a high cost. A second story can greatly impact...
10 Considerations for the Bedroom Addition of Your Dreams
One of the most common home additions is a new master bedroom. Whether you bought an older home in an established neighborhood and the current bedroom lacks amenities, or you have sent your offspring out into the world and are ready spend money on yourself,...
Small Wonders: Get More of Everything With a Bay Window
Sure, the United States is a country that's big on scale and large gestures. But I have to say that I love small moves that make a big difference. Sometimes it's as simple as changing a color. Sometimes it's adding a strategically placed window or...
Widen Your Space Options With a Dormer Window
Say you live in a home with one and a half stories, such as a Cape Cod. Your second-floor bedrooms and bathrooms are tucked under the roof,...
The Best Uses for a Bay Window
The bay window is a blessing and a curse. If you have one, you might not know what to do with it. If you don’t have one, you dream of all the things you could do with it. No matter which group you fall into, these ideas for either utilizing...
Houzz Tour: A Do-Over Addition Brings in Light, Air and Views
The street-facing exterior of this 1920s bungalow exuded charm. Unfortunately, a rear addition added by a previous owner had created small, dark rooms with low ceilings that disrupted the flow of the house and blocked sunshine, airflow and views...
Style Divide: How to Treat Additions to Old Homes?
Every now and then you come across an issue that splits people into two camps, and the members of each truly believe they have the absolute right answer. Avoiding political and religious juggernauts, some examples that come to mind are which...
Houzz Tour: Finding the Flow in Berkeley
Sharon and Curtis Sakai were already enjoying much of California’s splendor from their Craftsman house in Berkeley. Their hillside abode offered sweeping San Francisco Bay views and...
More Room Makes an Eichler Even More Livable
Architect John Klopf knows Joseph Eichler’s work well. Having worked on more than 50 remodels of homes by the midcentury...
Houzz Tour: Turning a ’50s Ranch Into a Craftsman Bungalow
Maureen and Ray O’Bryan were at that in-between age. Some of their kids were leaving the nest, but the O’Bryans weren’t ready to move into a retirement community. If anything, they wanted more space — so they could entertain...
Houzz Tour: Tree Respect Drives a Dynamic Modern Addition
A house’s design is influenced by a number of factors, from the local climate and building codes to the preferences of the client and the character and proximity of neighboring buildings. This addition to a 1920s Craftsman bungalow in Austin, Texas,...
Kitchen of the Week: Modern Glass Brightens an 1845 Home
A historic home’s quirks, nooks and crannies can lose their charm when it comes to the kitchen. As the homeowners of this 1845 London home discovered, a 19th-century kitchen is no treat to cook in, no matter how cute it looks. Tired of cramming into...
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