Home & Garden Design - How to Remodel a House & Garden

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"The dialogue between client and architect is about as intimate as any conversation you can have, because when you're talking about building a house, you're talking about dreams. "
Robert A. M. Stern

 

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. Moreover, a common pitfall in house remodeling is overbuilding the entire house until it is no longer a fit for the neighborhood. So your first consideration in knowing how to remodel a house is consulting an architect.

 

INTERIOR DESIGN SOFTWARE AND APPS FOR MOBILE DEVICES AND DESKTOPS
INTERIOR DESIGN TOOLS

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

 

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GARDEN & LANDSCAPE

Take your house remodel outdoors! It is easy to design the perfect garden online with free virtual garden tools. You can plan a rose garden, walled garden, cottage garden and more with the latest garden design ideas, tips and pictures.

 

FARMHOUSE KITCHEN PICTURES
FARMHOUSE KITCHENS
A farmhouse kitchen is one of today’s hottest design trends and easy to create. View gallery of 16 farmhouse kitchen pictures and ideas for farmhouse style kitchens including apron front sinks and farm tables.

 

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.
With home design software, free online design tools, and virtual room planners the DIY homeowner can visualize their dream house from the convenience of their computer.
When you weigh the pros and cons of a basement remodel, do you really want to go down there?
Home landscape design software is essential in visualizing your outdoor space before investing hard work and money.

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.

 

BATHROOM REMODEL PLAN AND DESIGN
BATHROOM REMODEL

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.

 

places to add extra bathroom
EXTRA BATHROOM

No room for an extra bathroom? Think again! It’s a rare home where this is really the case. Adding a bathroom to a house is first and foremost based on the space you have. Can you fit another bathroom into your home? Most contractors say probably yes.

 

bathroom floorplan and design ideas
BATHROOM FLOORPLANS

Remodeling bathrooms is largely a matter of personal taste and cost. It is easy to find help with a small bathroom design. Before beginning a bathroom remodel, start with a simple drawing of the room dimensions on graph paper to create an accurate bathroom floorplan.

 

Try paint apps to find the perfect paint color

Interior Design Tools, Software & Apps

Use online design tools and software to discover the potential of your house before a remodel or decorating project. Pick one of the top interior design apps, virtual room planners or an even easy to use paint app.

 

 

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 learn how to remodel so you can 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.

 

blue living room decor
ROOMS & DECOR

Let’s remodel your outdated house! Find remodeling projects and design ideas. Costs, online design tools, decorating tips for every room from bathroom to kitchen, living room to bedroom, plus butlers pantry and library. Inspiration and photo gallery.

 

virtual room design online laptop family
VIRTUAL ROOM DESIGN

Find reviews of the top free 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 on your mobile devices and laptop.

 

paint color charts for paint app
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 virtual room painter apps and free online room painters.

HOUSE REMODEL PLANS IDEAS DESIGNS
REMODEL OR SELL

Perhaps your plans for purchasing a new home cannot be realized. In such a case, you might consider the prospect of remodeling your house or investing in an outdated home to remodel. An important factor in how to remodel your house is to have an overall plan.

BASEMENT REMODEL IDEAS DESIGNS PLANS
BASEMENT REMODEL

A common mistake in home remodeling is getting oversold on a finished basement. Although there may be available space in the basement of your house that could be put to some use, most basement remodeling projects are a poor place to invest money.

 

VINTAGE KITCHEN DESIGN 1950S KITCHEN IDEAS
VINTAGE KITCHEN
By transforming daily life in the 1920s kitchen, it was argued, behavioral change and improved social well-being would follow. Alternative design thinking for the kitchen by the 1970s pushed beyond new materials and forms to social and environmental concerns.
VICTORIAN HOUSE
VICTORIAN HOUSES

The Victorian style in American domestic architecture was never a clear-cut single design like the Colonial Cape Cod or the Greek Revival. Rather it was a lively medley of several styles blended into something distinctively American.

BLACK WHITE TILE FLOOR
FLOORING PICTURES

There is no end to the variety of floors made today. Woods, hard and soft, inlaid and plain panels; concrete - all colors and textures; marble, granite and stone in patterns; tiles in large or small squares in rich colors. Find pictures for inspiration.

 

OLD HOUSE COTTAGE DESIGN GREEN
OLD HOUSE PHOTOS

Photo gallery for those who love to live in old houses. Pictures of old houses are helpful to homeowners who are ready to design, renovate, and remodel an older home to add extra space that matches the style of the original building.

How to Remodel a House or Historic House

REMODEL OLD HOUSE

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 have been lopped off; verandas removed and replaced by sun rooms; and period decorations and gingerbread ornament taken down and a more artistic style substituted. 

REMODEL HOUSE ONLINE DESIGN SOFTWARE TOOLSExplore 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. 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. Don't forget to re-design your garden to the period of your house or start a cottage garden.

For example, 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. The kitchen was transformed into a modern day farmhouse kitchen while the master bathroom maintains a Victorian bathroom appeal. A charming porch located in front of this farmhouse plan invites the passer-by to walk in and share the comfort that exist within.

 

WINDOW STYLES SHUTTERS
WINDOW STYLES

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.

BLUE WHITE FLOOR TILE PORCELAIN
TILE PICTURES

Pictures of splendid floors, paths, porches, and hallways, using encaustic geometric tiles are found, expanding options in how to remodel house floors. Encaustic tiles are individually patterned, geometric tiles fit to make a pattern.

WATER DAMAGE FLOOD
WATER DAMAGE

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.