House Transformed: Getting the Home You Want-- with the House You Have

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Taunton Press, 2005 - House & Home - 186 pages
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Though seemingly stout and permanent, houses are malleable, able to flex, stretch, shift, and even shrink. Remodeling can enliven all the spaces in a home, solving flaws, enhancing interior livability, increasing curb appeal, and making best use of the site. In some cases, an addition is needed, while in others merely changing the floor plan permits a rediscovery of space. In House Transformed, architect Matt Schoenherr shares insight gained through an architectural practice specializing in renovation work. The 20 projects in this portfolio offer homeowners clever, workable ideas and answers, from connecting new and old parts of a house to gaining needed space through clever storage solutions. Not only has every home in the book undergone a remarkable renovation, but each features great moves, small moves, and simple transformations that are easily applied to any home. This book also features radical before and after photos of beautifully transformed homes and provides a handy blueprint for design decisions.

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Architect Matthew Schoenherr, AIA, has 25 years' experience in the residential design and the construction industries. He is principal in the firm Z: Architecture, which has completed more than 200 additions, renovations, and new homes. He is the author of Taunton Press' book Updating Classic America: Colonials. Matthew lives on the Connecticut shore with his wife and three sons.Linda Mason Hunter is a freelance writer who has written for numerous magazines including Better Homes & Gardens, Home, Fine Homebuilding, Historic Preservation, Family Circle, and Country Living. She is the author of The Healthy Home and Southwest Style. She lives in Des Moines, Iowa. Wendy Jordan is senior contributing editor of Professional Remodeler and former editor of Remodeling. She is the author of The Kidspace Idea Book and Taunton's New Kidspace Idea Book. She lives in Washington, D.C.

Hunter is the founder of Healthy Home Designs and serves on the advisory board of Green Home, Inc.

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