How to Remodel a House & Garden


Remodeling

 

Fixing up an older house? An important factor in how to remodel a house is to have an overall plan for the whole house remodeling. One tends to do a bit here and a bit there over the years – like adding a porch or a fireplace, putting in a dormer or adding a garage. When attempting a house remodel, it is important to maintain the integrity of the original architectural design, especially regarding structure and house windows types.

 
Interior Design Software

Top Interior Design Tools

With home design software, free online design tools, and virtual room planners the DIY decorator can visualize their dream house from the convenience of their computer. Most programs generate clear and accurate 3D views for a house remodel.
 

Virtual Room Design

Find reviews of the top 3D room planners, home design software, and free apps to create your new design space. Photos, floorplans, virtual room planners help you arrange and reinvent each room.
 

House Remodel - Ideas, Plans, Photos

Another common pitfall in house remodeling is related to overbuilding the entire house until it is overbuilt for the neighborhood. So your first consideration in knowing how to remodel a house is consulting an architect. Like many homeowners, you are full of fix-up plans. Aside from repainting, more do-it-yourselfers are intent on finishing off the basement than on any other project. The next most popular improvements are kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, installing air conditioning, adding an extra room in the attic space, and building an outdoor living area. The process of house remodeling means the remodeling of old buildings to meet the modern demands of comfort, health and beauty, an undertaking that may run from 40 to 60 per cent of the cost of a new structure.

The standards of living change so fast in this country that a house which our grandfathers considered home is now a relic of generations gone in which no family of today would think it possible to live. We have different ideas today about floors and windows and fireplaces and systematically arranged kitchens, so that a house dating from fifty or more years appears to be hopeless to a modern home owner. Yet it is possible to make all the needed changes, while retaining the most expensive parts of the house, such as the foundations, roof and main walls. Very often the older house is more substantially built than a modern structure. Honest masonry and well-seasoned lumber have lasting qualities that defy a few decades, and they should not be destroyed just because the modern conveniences, such as electric lighting or improved heating systems, are not up-to-date.

 

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How to Remodel a House or Historic House

Explore older homes, historic houses, farmhouses, and mansions for inspiration in house remodeling; featuring interior images, architectural drawings, landscape designs, floor plans, and history of the historic houses. Discover how to remodel with online bath design tools, bathroom decor and bathroom fixtures. Don't forget to re-design your garden.

 

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GARDEN DESIGN

You can take your house remodel outdoors. Design the perfect garden online with free virtual garden tools. You can plan a rose garden, walled garden, Japanese garden and more with garden designs, tips and pictures.

 

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HOUSE REMODEL PLANS

A collection of free house plans including charming farm house plans, luxury Southern mansion house plans, Victorian home plans, period Craftsman house plans that expands the average Craftsman bungalow into an expansive country house. Find free house plans for help with how to remodel a house.

 

remodeling bath

HOW TO REMODEL A BATHROOM

Let’s remodel your outdated bathroom! Bath remodeling projects and costs, online bath design tools, bathroom decorating tips, bathroom fixtures, bathroom tile, bathroom themes, inspiration bathroom photos – everything needed to remodel your outdated bathroom.

 
PHOTO GALLERY

OLD HOUSE PHOTO GALLERY

Explore hundreds of photos of houses, cottages and the Victorian homes for inspiration for your next house remodel or restoration project. Find galleries of photos of interiors and exteriors of houses built before 1940.

 

One of the big reasons for neglecting older houses is that remodeling over the years has too often been just patchwork. House remodeling is not patchwork at all, but begins with a complete study of the house, without and within, to determine what possibilities there may be in the shell. The foundations, walls and roofs are examined to strengthen them if required. The entire outline of the dwelling may be changed, old-fashioned towers and turrets may he lopped off; verandas removed and replaced by sun rooms; and meaningless decorations and gingerbread ornament taken down and a more artistic style substituted. 

 

A typical mid-west farmhouse that looked as bleak and depressing as a hard winter, was remodeled so that it had a charming and hospitable effect, while retaining the appearance of a farm house. Only it made you think of springtime on the farm, and apple blossoms and grassy meadows, instead of frozen slush. But today it is a comfortable and modern residence, with sixteen rooms, plenty of baths, servants‘quarters, large guest rooms and living rooms.

 
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New Interior Paint Colors

Decorate with the best new color schemes. Reviews of top free paint apps and room planners. Preview and interact with manufacturers latest new paint colors with the help of a virtual room painter.

 
 

Find Landscape Design Software

If your want to take your garden remodel to the next level then find free landscape design software download for online garden design. Choose bushes and shrubs; design a flower garden, layout a sprinkler system.

 
 
old houseCottage Design

The charming porch located in front of this charming cottage house plan invites the passer-by to walk in and share the comfort that exist within. See how to remodel with this house plan.

 
 
house windowsWindow Styles for Houses

When learning how to remodel a house, you must maintain the integrity of the original architectural design, especially regarding house windows. The various types of windows commonly found in houses should be considered.

 
 
vintage bathroomHow to Remodel Bathroom Ideas

Highlighting bathroom fixtures that modernize older house baths without sacrificing the charm of days gone by. We found that a unique how to remodel idea included glossy subway tiles and a new clawfoot tub.

 
 
painted furnitureRemodeling with Painted Furniture

Discarded antique or vintage furniture can be brought back to life with a simple can of paint. With the right color a cast-off chest of drawers can be transformed into the focal point of a room in a cottage style house.

 
 
FlowersPerennial Flower Gardens

They are extremely diversified in general character and appearance; almost every shade of color is to be found amongst them, and some are in their pride of beauty at all seasons of the year.

 
 
water damageMold or Water Problems

Residential restoration is a major house remodeling project in older houses. Find help for your wet basement or mold problem. Planning on removing a water damage mold problem by yourself, learn how to do this safely.

 
 
Tin CeilingPainted Tin Ceiling

Thinking about an ornate tin ceiling? There are endless varieties of tin ceiling patterns and ways in which to paint tin ceilings. Every tin ceiling can create the "Wow Factor" in a house remodel. That is the reaction you will receive.

 
 
Tile Designs & Pictures

Splendid floors, paths, porches, hallways, using encaustic geometric tiles expands options in how to remodel house floors. Encaustic tiles are individually patterned, geometrics fit make a pattern.

 
 
Craftsman Style HouseCraftsman Style House

A large Craftsman style house is featured including an original Craftsman house plan. The house plan divides the structure into three parts, the main body and right and left wings.

 
 
GreenhouseGreenhouse Designs

Greenhouses can be decked-out with ornate cast iron furniture or can be adapted as a place to carry out hobbies and interests – painting for example – due to the abundance of natural light.

 
 
Wallpaper DesignsWallpaper Designs

Wallpaper of expensive styles and artistic variety were brought to America as early as 1735. Find designs for period homes -- entrance hall, dining room, living room, bedrooms, a nursery, and kitchen.

 

 

 

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HOME & INTERIOR DESIGN

Online Design Tools

Virtual Room Design

Paint Apps

Virtual Room Painter

3D Home Software

How to Use 3D Program

Kohler iPad App

Online Bath Design

Construction Software

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