Walls Come a-Tumbling Down in a San Francisco Edwardian

A San Francisco family was looking for a layout with better circulation through both the home and kitchen. How'd did their architect do it? He took out some walls and changed the layout of the kitchen. Fewer barriers mean better circulation, flow and connection in this family home, making it brighter and cheerier. Read more

7 Smart Ways to Hide Storage

Storage is always tough to come by in small places. For people living in those spaces that storage often needs to be discreet and organized. These tips for camouflaging storage space will keep a compact home feeling clean and uncluttered. Read more

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Connecting Girders to Deck Ledgers

What do the codes say about connecting girders to deck ledgers when constructing a deck? According to deck building expert Glenn Mathewson, apparently a little too much without enough good reasoning. Read more

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Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

Historic home renovations take a lot of work and planning. Everything needs to be done in detail so that nothing holds up the project or increases the costs. One professional remodeler shares what homeowners and contractors should be aware of during the planning process. Read more

Great Indoor-Outdoor Spaces Elevate a Modest House

This house connects both indoor and outdoor with lots of glass and natural light. Siting and landscaping played an important part in the planning process, helping to connect the house even more with its outdoor surroundings. Read more

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23 Savvy and Inspiring Small Bath Designs

Just because a bathroom is small, doesn't mean it has to be boring. These bath designs features plenty of storage space, lively colors, and unique designs that make the most the space. Read more

Home for Life 2014 Site Goes LiveHome for Life 2014 Site Goes Live

Virtual home illustrates how to design a house that functions well and saves money... Read more

What Goes With Granite Counters?

Granite countertops are a mainstay in many kitchen designs. They're durable and hard-working surfaces, but to make the most of granite's aesthetic, there needs to be coordination between the counters and the rest of the room. Here's how to coordinate your kitchen finishes beautifully by choosing colors that complement granite’s natural tones. Read more

Maximizing Space in a Quaint Summer Cottage Maximizing Space in a Quaint Summer Cottage

A pint-size Cape Cod home maximizes joy per square foot Read more

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