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Transformation of the Week by:
Design and PlanningRemodeling | Floor Plans | New Construction | Additions | Restorations
Rooms and SpacesKitchens | Porches and Patios
Home Parts and MaterialsWindows
Norwegian-inspired post carvings personalize this home and bring its structural support to an artful level
A sophisticated mix of simple shapes and familiar materials breathes new life into a venerable house style
by Charles Miller
With only slight changes to the floor plan, this kitchen went from dark and cramped to open and inviting
by Rosemary McMonigal
How one family maintained the traditional rooms of their Colonial for entertaining, but created new spaces for their informal family time
by Matthew Schoenherr
First be true to the original character of the house, then rethink the floor plan
by Doug Tanner
A cramped ‘60s colonial opens up with French doors, more windows, and wider passageways
by Steve Aitken
Watch the Passive House video series
Sheathing Walls with Zip System
Transformation of the Week Gallery
Looking Old, Living New
Maintaining historical proportions and details makes a big, modern house look like a traditional New England colonial
by Steve Heffner
Lessons from commercial construction
by David Crosby
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
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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