In Remodel (previously published in hardcover as House Transformed), architect Matthew Schoenherr shares insight gained through an architectural practice that is 90% renovation work. This book features 20 projects across the country, each of which showcases the "wow" that architectural thinking can bring when reworking existing space. Not only has every house in the book undergone an inspiring transformation, but each features great moves, small moves, and simple transformations that are applicable to many homeowner situations.
The author's "Seven Knows"--what you need to know before you start a remodeling project--give homeowners a blueprint for design decisions that will exponentially improve the results of their project.
Know Your Place: acknowledge the regional context
Know Your Property: respond to your site
Know Your House: design compatibly
Know Your Structure: safety issues
Know Your Palette: material options
Know Your Lifestyle: design for the way you live
Know Your Passions: incorporate what matters most
By considering their many design options at the beginning of the renovation process, homeowners can do more than just move a wall or add a few hundred square feet of space: they can transform their home.
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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.
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