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Home fixtures

July 2, 2012

Maintain the present locations of fixtures, appliances and utility hookups.

Remove windows

June 29, 2012

Don’t remove windows unless they are not energy efficient or are damaged. Window replacement is expensive.

Kitchen soffit

June 27, 2012

Remove nonstructural walls to open up the floor plan. You can also remove soffits above cabinets to open up the space. Eliminate any built-in item that does not serve a structural purpose and that will add useful space if removed.

Space administration

June 26, 2012

Raise the ceiling to give the impression of more space. If you have a bath on the top floor of your home, you may be able to bump up into the attic space.

Home remodeling ideas

June 25, 2012

Steal space from between wall studs for storage alcoves. You can even add tile niches to your tub or shower enclosure. They can rest between the studs and be as deep as your walls (normally 6 inches).

Moving a wall

June 25, 2012

Try acquiring more space within a house by moving a wall to take advantage of an unused closet.

Home remodeling

June 23, 2012

Bump out an existing wall instead of adding a new room. You can cantilever (extend) the floor joists a few feet and gain space without incurring the cost of an additional foundation.

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