Remodeling Design

Remodeling Design



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night view of stone house exterior.

The neighborhood association insisted that the owner cover the exterior of the home—originally built as a log cabin—with stone. Architect David Haresign made sure his firm’s additions can be clearly distinguished from the home’s log and stone core (Photos: Anice Hoachlander/Studio HDP).

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Renovating an entire house isn’t always the most economical option, but it offers a host of  other benefits
 

Exterior of remodeled century-old brick home

A long shed dormer on the front elevation anchors the new third-story master suite (Photos: Haris Kenjar).

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A century-old red-brick home seemed like a straightforward renovation, but ... 

Exterior of Tudor home

The design team respected the home’s century-old Tudor details while inserting modern elements, such as generously sized new windows.

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This century-old Tudor remodel transformed a house with dark spaces and little connection to the outdoors into a space with light and attributes that suited the family's lifestyle and tastes

Top side view of open floor great room in a former church

Keeping the walls white throughout the home highlights the restored architectural details, such as the archways, wood ceiling beams, and stained glass window (Photos: Jim Tschetter).

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Two very different adaptive reuse projects show off the hurdles and rewards of turning nonresidential buildings into custom homes

Cambria Clairidge Woodstone surfacing

Photo: Cambria

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Opus Floral Wallpaper

Photo: Materia Collection

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New American Remodel 2019 pool area

Visitors can enjoy the pool from the covered outdoor living room and bar, the second-floor outdoor loft, or an adjacent patio (not shown). The outdoor living room can also open to the great room for entertaining. Remodeler Michael Gardner designed the space so that it gets direct sun in only the morning, minimizing solar gain during the hot Vegas summers.

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The 2019 New American Remodel will blend modern design with a farm-to-table lifestyle

Remodeler Larry Rych's backyard oasis

Not wanting to obscure any of the view with vertical balusters, Rych used ½-inch tempered glass underneath the 1x6 deck railings. The view of the neighbor’s house, however, was purposely obscured to extend the illusion of a backyard oasis. The 4-by-7-foot cultured stone wall, angled at 45 degrees on the northeast corner of the deck, gives the chef and his guests their desired privacy. 

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A Chicagoland remodeler turns his bland backyard into an outdoor oasis

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Custom woodworker Ethan Abramson designed these cubbies to fit an existing under-stair alcove.

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Five examples for creating storage when you’re short on space (or just trying to save it)

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Photos: John Magor

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Making bold statements and subtle accents with wall (and ceiling) paper

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Creating drama with wallpaper, slabs, and faux concrete

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An artist's viewpoint and a talented tile setter created these original mosiac designs

Kitchen and great room with sliding doors open to terrace

The kitchen and great room open to terraces that capture sublime views of northern California's wine country. Decorative ceiling trusses are a nod to the home's original Craftsman style, but these living spaces have a contemporary flavor. Photo: Tim Maloney/Technical Imagery Studios

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Building custom homes in out-of-the-way locations poses many challenges, not the least of which is septic

Curbless shower, no door, bench seats at each end

Photo: Boulder Creek Neighborhoods

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SUMMER 2020

This Month in Custom Builder

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The Hobby Barn is the ultimate garage created for a man and his toys

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