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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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10 Impressive Backyard Renovations

A renovation shouldn’t be confined to the interior of a house. Landscape design is just as important to the modernization of a home.
July 17, 2014
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Transformative House Renovation in Seattle

A couple, both architects, give their 1918 bungalow a modern update.
July 15, 2014
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Indoor-Outdoor Bungalow in Redondo Beach

A gut renovation and a landscaping makeover help a couple reconnect with the outdoors.
July 15, 2014
Minimal fire pit in Oakland

Simple, Concrete-and-Steel Fire Pit in Oakland

A fire pit adds a sophisticated touch to a home with a history.
July 14, 2014
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