Category Archives: Home Design

2018 Cost vs. Value Report: Garage Door Replacement #1 Project for Return on Investment

If you’re looking to increase your home’s value, look no further than a new garage door.  A new garage door can be a great way to increase a home’s curb appeal, but according to the Remodeling 2018 Cost vs. Value … Continue reading

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An Old Garage Transforms Into a Gorgeous Guesthouse

By Becky Harris, Houzz Photos by Jack Bremen  Guesthouse-Media Room at a Glance What happens here: A family enjoys watching movies, making popcorn, entertaining friends and hosting overnight guests. Location: Santa Monica, California Size: About 450 square feet (42 square meters) Designers: Essi Safdie … Continue reading

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How to Repurpose Old Garage Scraps Into Cool New Shelves

By Vanessa Brunner, Houzz When Ryan Hill decided to design a new office bar for his magazine, The Garage Slab, he didn’t want to use the same old minimalist wall shelving he’d seen everywhere. Hill’s magazine is dedicated to giving a … Continue reading

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6 Creative Garage Makeovers to Inspire Your Own

By Vanessa Brunner, Houzz Most of us could use a little extra space — for an office, for entertaining or just for relaxing — but few of us have the budget or room to add on to our existing homes. … Continue reading

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8 Ways to Get Creative with Your Driveway’s Contemporary Curb Appeal

By Lauren Dunec Hoang, Houzz Driveways can take up a lot of front yard real estate but are rarely given as much thought as other areas of the garden. Instead of seeing the area as simply a track for cars, … Continue reading

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A Vancouver Garage Turns Into a Dreamy Eclectic Studio

By Becky Harris, Houzz It’s hard to believe that not long ago only the spiders used this detached one-car garage in Vancouver. Even though it was unfinished and full of cobwebs, the homeowner and her interior designer, Andrea McLean, saw … Continue reading

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8 Popular Garage Trends

By Becky Harris, Houzz Vroom, vroom! Whether seeking out a car turntable or a few extra feet to store lawn tools, people were fast and furious when saving these photos to their ideabooks this year. Much like the cars they … Continue reading

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8 Garages That Get Creative With Parking

By John Hill, Houzz One of the biggest problems with the single-family home is the garage: its design (apparently an afterthought in many cases), its size, and its placement. The norm, an attached multi-car garage often closer to the street … Continue reading

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Gravel Driveways: Crunching the Pros and Cons

By Erin Lang Norris, Houzz The driveway is the first thing we encounter when arriving at a house and the last thing we see when we leave. There are several materials to choose from when laying the path for a … Continue reading

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