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Additions 37 Stories

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,...
Room of the Day: An Addition Designed to Bring a Family Together
Life in a household with kids often centers around homework, food and play. So when a Toronto family hired architect Mary Tremain, of Plant Architect, to extend the back of their house,...
Light and Personality Fill a Remodeled London Home
This house in Hackney, London, was in poor condition when the owners enlisted the help of architect Brian O’Tuama. They wanted a complete refurbishment without the hassle of obtaining planning permission, so they extended and improved within permitted...
Houzz Tour: A Contemporary Retreat on a British Moor
West Yard Farm in Dartmoor, a moorland area in Devon, England, is a home of two halves, with an original 18th-century granite farmhouse on one side and its barn on the other. A flat-roofed extension had been constructed back in the 1950s to link the two...
Mondrian Inspires a Modern Addition
It’s a dream for architects to build their own houses. “You always want to do something extraordinary,” says John Marx, a principal at Form4 Architecture. In...
A Tree-Hugging Home Reaches New Heights
The location was perfect. Nestled in the woods of Los Angeles, surrounded at night by deer and coyotes, with no neighbors to speak of, this 1950s Hollywood Hills abode was the perfect California hideaway. A five-minute drive put you on Hollywood...
A Creative Studio Welcomes Family Projects
Creative families need creative spaces. For Autumn Sproles; her husband, Chris Stutsman; and their two homeschooled children, that meant a studio addition that would accommodate playing with Lego bricks, banging on drums, stenciling T-shirts,...
Design Workshop: Additions With Attitude
The very act of adding on to an existing structure prompts the design professional and homeowner to have opinions — about the neighborhood, the design, preferences, priorities and budget. It also passes judgment on the structure’s history, because...
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...
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