Adaptive Reuse is a process that adapts buildings for new uses while retaining their historic features. We have seen this in an urban setting for many years, as in the example above. A condo community in NYC.
We are now seeing more of this re-use in residential homes. As in shipping containers being used for room additions. Check with a progressive architect in your area to discuss your options. It could cost you much less than you think for an extra 700 sq feet of living space. Or maybe you can afford to do something with that lake lot you have been holding onto.
Let's face it- the fancy kitchen or the desire to have one will never go away. Beauty is why we fall in love but functionality goes beyond the honeymoon. When I update my kitchen I most certainly will explore this option with Blue Star. Here are some reasons you should consider Blue Star too.
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Martha has found a way (once again) to bring herself into our homes. This time it's through our kitchens. Updating a kitchen is still a wise bet for homeowners who will recoup about 70% return on investment for a mid-range kitchen. If you are staying put for a while and are considering updating your kitchen check out Martha's line at the Home Depot. It's a modern twist on traditional.
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No matter where you are in the country an outdoor room can enhance your living space and overall quality of life. Having a nice outdoor space can also help sell your property. I believe it is often easier for a buyer to picture themselves relaxing on an inviting balcony than it is to imagine sleeping in the master bedroom. Create a nice space to enjoy the outdoors this summer and into the fall. Make sure to warm up the space with lanterns, string lights or candles. Use whatever linens are space appropriate, curtains, blinds, pillows or a rug. Hang an antique mirror or iron sculpture to complete the look. Go shopping! You can get great deals on outdoor items this time of year! And watch Outdoor Room with Jamie Durie for inspiration.