It's everyone's fantasy (well, at least it's mine): Buy a piece of land in the mountains, by the sea, or near a lake and build a small cabin. Even better, create the cabin from reasonably priced modular units by a Danish architect.
My kids' bathroom is short on storage space, especially around the tub and shower. Where to stash clean washcloths and bottles of shampoo (my teens, it turns out, need a different shampoo for every occasion)? I found the answer at a marine supply store.
This is the fun part of every remodel: the life-enhancing frills. For our book, "Remodelista: A Manual for the Considered Home," we partnered with members of the Remodelista Architect/Designer Directory to come up with a list of extras well worth the splurge. Here's our top 11.
Remember life before the Internet? Long afternoons loitering outdoors, indoors, and over extended meals, when it felt like there was just more time available. Three siblings from South Africa were looking to re-create that feeling when they opened Nelson the Seagull, in Gastown, Vancouver.
The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Amateur-Designed Bath Space is Deborah Bowman of Calistoga, California, who chose low-maintenance materials for a bath expansion in her wine country home.
The winner of the Remodelista Considered Design Awards Best Professionally Designed Living/Dining Space is Massim Design Studio of Brooklyn, which transformed a soulless box into a "machine for living."
Why does the word "kitchenette" sound so retro? Here's a tiny 186-square-foot summer cottage that relies heavily on Ikea to make thoroughly modern use of every inch of space (giving houseguests an excuse to stay out of sight till after breakfast).