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Bright Renovation of a Tiny Manhattan Apartment

A husband-and-wife architect team transforms a 607-square-foot Manhattan apartment into an open and bright home for two graphic designers.
August 18, 2014
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Bright Renovation of a 1970s Home

Finding undeveloped land in the idyllic Californian city of Carmel-by-the-Sea is next to impossible. So when Austrian architect Mary Ann Schicketanz decided to leave rural Big Sur, where she had lived for 21 years, and move to town, she looked for a good lot with a house she could tear down. But when she found a two-bedroom built in 1972, she instead embarked on a massive renovation of the structure. The end result? A LEED Gold-certified urban hideaway that bows to its modernist history, while giving off a distinctly contemporary feeling.
August 13, 2014
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Tiny, Streamlined Home Fit for a Family

A growing family in Brooklyn downsizes their living space while expanding their collective quality of life.
August 7, 2014
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8 Light-Filled Renovations

A major renovation is the perfect opportunity to bring more light into a space. These remodeled homes incorporate vast swathes of windows to help bring the outside in.
August 6, 2014
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6 Amazing Facade Makeovers

Designing a modern house doesn't have to mean building from the ground up. These six renovations show how to update existing facades with modern details and bring old buildings into the future.
August 4, 2014
Barbara Hill chose a condominium in a 1960s building, largely for the southwest-facing terrace and views. Its 850 square feet provided enough space, but little within was worth keeping. "It was a bachelor pad," she says.

8 Amazing Concrete Renovations

There are many reasons to build with concrete: it’s cheap, durable, and minimalistic. Whether adding new concrete elements or exposing old ones, these home renovations make impressive use of the material.
July 29, 2014
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Bright Modern Laundry Room We'd Actually Like to Spend Time In

Often, we cleanse our duds in a wasteland of half-forgotten detergent bottles and dryer-sheet-detritus. But one creative couple in Boston’s South End have reimagined their laundry room as a sanctuary.
July 29, 2014
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Designing a Home to Accommodate Alzheimer’s

For a couple coping with Alzheimer’s, a thoughtful addition creates a comfortable, long-term solution.
July 25, 2014
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Planning for a Historic Home Renovation

The most successful historic home renovation is the one planned in detail. Having a plan identifies the work to be done at the approved cost and at the expected quality level. Click through the slideshow for tips on how best to prepare for your historic home overhaul. This article originally appeared on Porch.com.
July 18, 2014
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