Some living rooms were not designed for today’s living. The living room in this 1937 house is a case in point.
This dining room only requires a few cosmetic changes, like paint and trim, to be more welcoming.
With family and friends always hanging out in the kitchen during visits, a seating area in the large dining room/kitchen space is both welcoming and practical.
Bright color and new lighting make a good kitchen better, until a more major remodel can be undertaken.
Turning the plain white walls in this bathroom into a showcase for rich colors in both paint and paintings led to some other design changes in advance of a still longed-for remodel.
A new wall and pocket door improves the look and function of this tiny bathroom.
The look of this tiny laundry room is greatly improved with rich colored paint, and white painted beadboard and trim (actually, laundry hallway would be more accurate).
Too many doorways and not enough closets provides the impetus for closing off the end of this hallway and adding a coat closet.
A small master bedroom with little room for clothing storage offers plenty of space in the vertical dimension with a 15-foot high vaulted ceiling. But how to make the room feel more intimate?
A generous floored space in the attic becomes a great place for an office, sewing nook, library, and a plush daybed on which to read.
A porch floor that was rotting provides opportunity for a few additional improvements in this lovely old covered porch.
This house came with a crazy 3-part deck, no part of which was really large enough to be useful. A demo and rebuild of the deck also includes adding a beautiful pergola.
Our attic remodel project provided me with a great opportunity to set up a dedicated yet flexible sewing space. It’s a great working space, and makes excellent use of the odd-shaped room.