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Highlights from our Project Gallery Highlights from our Project Gallery

A prize-winning deck, art in the garden, a house with a waterwheel, and more. . .

Designing a front porch
Designing a front porchOnline Membership Required

Although size and style are vital to a successful porch, don't ignore the importance of materials and craftsmanship

Neighborly From the StartOnline Membership Required

A new home combines privacy, daylight, and durability, and fits comfortably into a traditional neighborhood

Smart Massing Adds Space and Light

Go inside this lakeside cottage to see how massing influences interior shapes 

The Best Remodels of 2008
The Best Remodels of 2008

If a picture says a thousand words, these before and after photos say a million

Designing accessible entriesOnline Membership Required

With the right guidelines, everyone can easily construct and benefit from an accessible entry to their homes

Porches with Personality

Whether your porch is for shelter, relaxation, or reflection, a world of design choices are await you

Adding the Perfect Porch
Adding the Perfect Porch

You can add a porch to almost any house, but only a well-designed one will look like it's always been there. In this excerpt from their book, "On the Porch," architect James M. Crisp and project designer Sandra L. Mahoney suggest several fundamentals for designing the perfect new porch for an existing home.

A Better House, Not a Bigger One

Invest in high-end materials and workmanship rather than simply in square footage

A Rustic Design for a Rugged ClimateOnline Membership Required

Tailored to emphasize the surrounding views, this open floor plan executed in durable materials is sheltered by insulating concrete walls

Kitchen Addition: From Tiny to TerrificOnline Membership Required

An architect's kitchen sketches inspire the transformation of her 1970s ranch

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In Search of the Perfect Screened PorchOnline Membership Required

Make the right design choices, and you'll have an outdoor room you can enjoy without battling the bugs

A Good House Gets Better
A Good House Gets Better

First be true to the original character of the house, then rethink the floor plan

Grand-Central KitchenOnline Membership Required

At the hub of a busy house, a sunlit kitchen with great views and clever work areas brings family and friends together

A House and Its Garden Are One

A gardener and an architect collaborate to create a house that blurs the lines between indoors and out

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