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Breaking down a new master bath highlights lessons in savvy design
by Gale Goff
While a house can be filled with beautiful rooms, many homeowners long
for a small away space where they can read, enjoy a view, or relax
by Mark A. Hutker
Even a small addition can make your house live and look its best
by Lynn Hopkins
A new family room and master suite, improved entries, and an updated building envelope saved this home from the wrecking ball, again
by Michael Klement
Moving the main living spaces into a second-story addition reenergized a house for a family of four
by Michael Roehr
Part of Portland's Build It Green! 2008 Homes Tour + Info Fair, this master bedroom, bath, and loft are designed to conserve energy and water
Mold problems prompted the remodel of a not-so-old master bath. Contemporary sensibilities yielded great results.
by Joanne Palmisano
Often crammed into whatever space remains on a floor plan, closets deserve thoughtful location, layout, and outfitting
by Lynne Heinzmann
An earnest upside-down saltbox is updated with a gracious entry, a shingled seaside style, and windows toward the ocean
by Rob Lambert
A trade-off seemed inevitable, but a clever solution made both possible
by Charles Miller
Sunshine pouring over a glass-mosaic shower wall transforms a dreary little bathroom
by Chet Zebroski
An architect’s rules and refinements for combining bathroom, bedroom, and closets
by Paul DeGroot
Ideas you can use to design your own private haven at home
by Judith Wilson
A change in a ranch's ridgeline transforms a suburban house without disturbing the neighborhood
by Frank Riepe
Commercial components and a convenient floor plan integrate a bath and a walk-through closet
by John W. Lindsey
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Remove One Wall and Join Two Rooms
Hanging the ceiling joists from an engineered beam is the fast, simple way to replace a bearing wall
by Mike Guertin
Gene Myers, Zero-Energy Builder
This builder’s Denver-based company recently won its second grand award in the DOE’s Housing Innovation program.
by Boyce Thompson
Tailgate: Nicole Starnes Taylor, Architect
This former carpenter talks about how having worked in the trades made her a better architect.
by Andy Engel
Surviving the Storm
Know what your insurance covers and what it doesn’t—before disaster strikes
by Fernando Pagés Ruiz
Wind-Resistant Framing Techniques
Cost-effective details to help houses weather the storm
by Bryan Readling
Why Can't Architects and Builders Get Along?
by Paul DeGroot, David Wilkes
The Barefoot HomeDressed-Down Design for Casual Living
Outside the Not So Big HouseExpand your home to include outdoor spaces.
Window Treatments Idea BookUpdate the look of your home’s windows with hundreds of fresh ideas.
Inside the Not So Big HousePersonalize your home and discover how to make it more functional with special built-in details.
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