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Transformation of the Week

Transformation of the Week

The Gatehouse - Transformation of an early 1900's gatehouse on a majestic lakefront property

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The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 Major Window Frame Types - Southern US recommendations

The 4 major window frame materials are Vinyl, Fiberglass/Composite, Aluminum, & Wood. In this video we will discuss the pros/cons of each type along with my recommendations for the Hot/Humid Southern US.

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Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

Demystifying Window Labels - SHGC? U-Factor?

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Learn to decipher the codes on the window labels, and know what stats to look for in a good window (and what meets current building codes). In this video I'll explain in plain english what U-Factor means (and how to relate it to R-value), as well as the meaning to SHGC.

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Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

Vermont Super-insulated Ski Home

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This is a second home in Vermont in an area with many over-sized inefficient ski homes. We designed the home to be very low maintenence inside and out as well as maintain a comfortable temperature...

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Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

Restored 1790 Carriage House in Water Mill, NY

This restoration of a 1790 Carriage House maintained the integrity of the original home, keeping the original structure and beams. Additions in the new three story home were added along with state of...

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Design snapshot: Frame it to fathom it

Design snapshot: Frame it to fathom it

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a "Design snapshot" of a divided window.

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Design & Daylight

Design & Daylight

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The first of a two-part introduction to a thematic blog on daylighting strategies used in residential design.

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Design snapshot: Small house, big windows

Design snapshot: Small house, big windows

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Architect Katie Hutchison shares a House Enthusiast "Design snapshot" about making a big impact on a small house.

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Lessons From a Small Studio

Lessons From a Small Studio

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What a well designed, small studio can teach us about designing better homes.

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Design: Playing with Scale

Design: Playing with Scale

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Create contrast with scale to design interesting, beautiful homes

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Bathroom Design: Skylights Make the Space

Bathroom Design: Skylights Make the Space

Use this natural light source to transform dark bathrooms into bright bathrooms that feel larger

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MORE Westchester Waterfront

MORE Westchester Waterfront

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Westchester Waterfront Residence

Westchester Waterfront Residence

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The Neighbor Out Back

The Neighbor Out Back

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This compact studio apartment has a garden connection, along with views of neighboring gardens from the kitchen and bath, which extends sightlines and gives the studio a roomy feel.

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Making the Most of Your Window Choices

Making the Most of Your Window Choices

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Perhaps more than any other building component, windows play a critical role in the appearance and style of a house. Once you’ve identified your performance needs and the type of windows best suited for your home you’re left with decisions about the size, style, and placement of each unit. In this guide to window aesthetics, you’ll learn which styles work best where, and why. A source list of manufacturers is also included.

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A Simple Cabin

A Simple Cabin

These cabins are a simple 1 1/2 story rectangle, with a screened porch off the living room.  They have one bedroom and bath downstairs and a cozy vaulted bedroom with a bath in a dormer...

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Rustic Modern Custom Home

Rustic Modern Custom Home

A custom home built with both rustic and modern elements. Home features wide plank pine and slate flooring, combined with wrought iron light fixtures and iron stair railing. High ceilings and clean...

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Kitchen

Kitchen

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A well appointed kitchen without the large expense.

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