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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...
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...
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,...
Houzz Tour: Home Looks to the Sky for Light and Space
The owners of this Melbourne, Australia, abode sought to convert their one-bedroom Victorian terrace house into a bright, comfortable and contemporary family home. They wanted a sense of openness within the property’s tight...
Light-Filled Artist’s Studio in the Pennsylvania Countryside
“Well, first take me to your studio and show me how you paint.” This was all architect Matthew Moger had to say to a still-life artist to win the job over all the other architects who had arrived to bid for the job armed with models and plans without...
Key Measurements: Recreation Rooms Rule
The space required for recreation rooms can easily extend beyond the square footage of the average home. You may have limits, but some space dedicated to re-creating yourself compensates for hard work and long hours at your job. There are many types...
Houzz Tour: A Brave Addition Breaks New Ground
A desire for family togetherness drove the design of this award-winning addition, which has transformed a traditional Edwardian house into a relaxing home for the owners that contrasts old and new with finesse. “They liked the Edwardian house but wanted...
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...
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