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Small-House Secrets
Small-House Secrets

This 800-sq.-ft. cottage uses 10 strategies for great comfort and style

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Code Shock
Code ShockOnline Membership Required

Prepare to face the strictest building codes in history

A New Floor Plan Saves an Old House
A New Floor Plan Saves an Old House

An architect shares his strategies for remodeling small old houses to fit modern lifestyles

What's the Difference: Designs for Accessibility
What's the Difference: Designs for Accessibility

Accessible design, universal design, and aging-in-place design

Opening up a small kitchen
Opening up a small kitchen

When you can't add on or bump out, open the kitchen to adjacent spaces and keep the layout simple 

Build It Green! 2008: The Kelley Home's Main Floor
Video: Build It Green! 2008: The Kelley Home's Main FloorOnline Membership Required

For starters, the simple modular plan optimizes daylight and cross ventilation

Foot Traffic Goes Out the Door
Foot Traffic Goes Out the Door

Flipping a doorway and hutch and relocating a breakfast nook were keys to improving the flow in this Craftsman-kitchen remodel 

Sharing a bathroom
Sharing a bathroomOnline Membership Required

One bathroom designed to serve several bedrooms is a smart strategy for keeping down costs or when building a smaller house

A Small, Spacious House for a Skinny City Lot
A Small, Spacious House for a Skinny City LotOnline Membership Required

A contest-winning design squeezes a vaulted living room, a master suite, and room to breathe onto a pencil-thin lot

Integrating a home office
Integrating a home office

A successful design starts with establishing personal and business space

11 Essential Remodeling Strategies
11 Essential Remodeling Strategies

Before settling on a costly addition, make the most of the opportunities under your existing roof

Angling for a View
Angling for a ViewOnline Membership Required

An earnest upside-down saltbox is updated with a gracious entry, a shingled seaside style, and windows toward the ocean

Built to Blend In
Built to Blend InOnline Membership Required

Overlooking Maine’s rocky coastline, this summer getaway follows the site’s contours and takes on the color of the forest

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