We often relocate kitchens in houses that originally had small galley kitchens in the back of the house. For this 1914 duplex in Washington, DC that wasn’t possible — both for reasons of budget and space. Instead we popped part of it into the dining room.
Splurging on just one custom detail can make a budget bath really stand-out. In this article we’ll show you 4 hand-made sinks that make stock materials shine in the bath!
This 1930’s home off Sligo Creek in Silver Spring, MD didn’t have an easy way to take advantage of it’s sylvan setting. The nicest views were from the front but zoning set-back requirements prohibited adding on in that direction.
Probably the best bang for the buck is finishing an unfinished basement. This playroom is right down the stairs from the kitchen making it a great place for kids to play while Mom is preparing dinner.
Whether you call it a Garden Room or Indoor/Outdoor living, opening your Home to your garden is probably the single most expansive change you can make in the feeling of your house.
This article is about carving out a comfortable and luxurious master suite in a 1920’s home within the existing footprint. We converted 2 bedrooms and a closet-sized bath into a new Master Suite — see the before and after floor plans.
Split levels were the suburban rage in the mid-1950’s and 60’s. Modernizing them can be a bit tricky. In this entryway there are several changes — all non-structural that spell modern:
What a difference a coat of paint can make! The original knotty pine paneling made for a dreary non-descript stairway (see below). All we did was paint the paneling, the stair risers and freshen up the paint on the wrought iron railing.
This remodeled Tudor revival home in Silver Spring MD features an open floor plan that helps a very modest house “live large”. The original floor plan was busy — with small rooms running
into each other
High celings — welcome throughout the house — can feel awkward in a bath. The design of the alcove in this elegant master bath solves not only the problem of the high ceiling but several problems as well.