It’s amazing what tweaking the layout of the kitchen furniture can do in the right hands. The previous “updated” kitchen in this 1907 Arts & Crafts house wasn’t particularly old, but it was poorly thought-out and lacked both storage and work space. One of the first suggestions made by the design team at Craftsman Design and Renovation was to relocate the range from the center of the room to a side wall. While it meant losing a window, the move opened up a spot for a range hood and cleared space for a redesigned island that better fit the linear kitchen. The team replaced the lost window by ganging a double window, with period casings, over the sink.
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Earthy Colors, New Layout
Textured tile and quarter-sawn oak make it a handsome revival kitchen.
Deep Clean to Save Big
After we got a $50,000 estimate to gut and renovate the bathroom in our 1946 modernist house, I figured I’d tackle the 8' x 8' room myself.
Fancy Painted Floors
Borders and checkerboard designs are DIY favorites; you might also try your hand at stenciling or faux effects.
And Now, The Kitchen
Using original bits and vintage pieces, making the kitchen functional was a high priority.
new KITCHEN for an old house
THE WALLPAPER’S AESTHETIC MOVEMENT OR BRITISH ARTS & CRAFTS PATTERN IDEALLY SUITS THIS 1903 AMERICAN QUEEN ANNE HOUSE.
Leaving aside shag carpeting and copper-tone appliances, a couple embrace the best of the decade for a splendid period house grounded in nature.
reclaiming the attic
Is your house bursting at the seams? Do you long for private office space, a guest retreat, or a kids’ bonus room? The solution might be right over your head: no need to leave the neighborhood, or even put on an addition.
displaying collections ARRANGE TO INSPIRE
Ideas, inspiration, and tidbits on the beautiful and safe arrangement and display of collectibles both traditional and eccentric.
A Home Full of Character
Smaller homes like this 1920s Dutch Colonial so often get overlooked as worthy of restoration. Owners don’t think they’re special . . . or they add on or remodel until the original is unrecognizable. This owner saw the potential.
A Furnished Bath
This elegant bathroom has fixture panels fabricated from parts of a Victorian armoire.
Rookies Prove Their Mettle
"Despite their lack of experience, this couple was able to create a simple yet ‘self-sustaining’ home in the heart of the Karoo."
"A classic family home in a beautiful estate"
Laundry List Design Tips
Make your laundry area top-rate.
He Bought a Lighthouse
Randy Polumbo won the not-so-gently used 1899 Orient Point landmark in a government auction six years ago and turned it into an artists’ retreat.
Bathroom – An easy shower install
When installing a tile shower, the most difficult part is building the sloped base for the floor.
13 Easy Auto Repairs
Simple solutions to save you money
Brooksville Community Center Undergoes Facelift
BROOKSVILLE—The Brooksville Community Center is undergoing some major renovations to close out 2019, starting with a floor that is more than 80 years old.
How To Give Your Outdoor Space A Fresh Look
Enhance the curb appeal of your home with these tips from a local paver expert.
Chip & Joanna Can't Fix Pest Problem!
Fans always beg TV tycoons for free repair advice
Advice For New Homeowners
For tips on homeownership, there’s no better panel of experts than our readers—many of them have owned several homes over decades. So I asked them to send in their best advice for new homeowners. Here are some of my favorites.