The Best Small Home Plan of 2013

by DIY Maven

Bigger is not always more beautiful when it comes to architecture.  Nir Pearlson's energy-wise Plan 890-1 proves it. A rather ho-hum name for Fine Homebuilding Magazine's top pick for Small Home Plan of 2013. So how small is it? Eight-hundred square feet, but the open living space inside makes it seem much larger than its tiny footprint. The two bedroom, one bathroom 'garden cottage' oozes a modern/rustic charm both inside and out....

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Before and After: 7 Sensational Front Porch Additions

by DIY Maven

 

There should be some sort of law that stipulates that all homes constructed from this moment in time onward must include a front porch. My opinion, of course. But seriously, wouldn't all homes look better with a front porch? They're inviting, charming, and add to the livable space of your home. If I haven't swayed you, check out these seven homes that have been transformed by porches.

We're gonna start big and...

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