Christine Hartman

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  • There is a romantic element to an outdoor room -- the fresh air and the cool breezes add to a certain mystique. Unfortunately, the things that make an outdoor room romantic can also make it annoying -- fresh air can turn to cold air, cool breezes to harsh wind.

  • When Brad Cruickshank, Cruickshank Inc., designed a large addition for this Dutch colonial in Atlanta, the new space was to include a family room, office, guest bedroom, and garage.

  • When clients approached Andy Fusia about building a second garage on their home to house their motorcycles, the owner of Aurora Home Improvement in Cumming, Ga., saw an opportunity.

  • Half the work of laundry is getting the clothes to and from the laundry room. Architect Holly Cratsley of Nashawtuc Architects, Concord, and contractor Douglas Bellow of Gilman, Guidelli and Company, Somerville, Mass., designed and built a solution that makes doing the laundry a breeze.The laundry room and upstairs hallway shared a wall that was punched through to share a linen closet and laundry pass-through.

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