Budget Breakdown: A Raleigh Colonial Is Reinvented For $260K

A suburban colonial home in Raleigh, North Carolina, is filled with light and garden views after a renovation and addition by the architect homeowner.

In order to convert his 1981 colonial into a sun-drenched home, architect Don Kranbuehl started by removing the garage. "The goal was to transform a closed-in, inward-looking colonial box and transform it into an open, transparent volume connected with nature," said Kranbuehl, a principal at the firm Clark Nexsen.

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