Tag Archives: Home Renovation

Cool Spaces: Building a barn into a home | Detroit Free Press | freep.com

Barn renovation in Ohio

Nancy Angerman, left, and her husband, Tom Hutter, stand outside their home that used to be a old hay barn in Ravenna, Ohio. / MCT/Ed Suba Jr./Akron Beacon Journal

So choosing to build a house by reconstructing an old barn and outfitting it with things like salvaged brick and torn-up sidewalks was hardly out of character for them — even 25 years ago, before reclaiming architectural salvage became trendy.

The couple’s home is a 19th-Century barn that Hutter and a crew dismantled and moved from Sharon Township, Ohio. Refurbishing the barn has been Hutter’s passion, a project accomplished a bit at a time over more than two decades.

via Cool Spaces: Building a barn into a home | Detroit Free Press | freep.com.

1950s Swedish Island Cottage Locks Out the Elements with a Black Pine Tar Facade | Inhabitat

Johannes Norlander Arkitektur AB renovated a 1950s island cottage on Sweden’s Gothenburg Archipelago with jet-black wooden facade that draws upon traditional boat building techniques. House Morran is covered in black pine tar – a material traditionally used throughout Norway to preserve wood against the elements.

via 1950s Swedish Island Cottage Locks Out the Elements with a Black Pine Tar Facade | Inhabitat – Sustainable Design Innovation, Eco Architecture, Green Building.

Emily-Kate’s 1913 Mill House, Reborn House Call | Apartment Therapy

Apartment Therapy is featuring a post on a lovely remodel – here’s a taste.

Emily-Kate's 1913 Mill House, Reborn

During the renovation I scoured Craigslist to find a clawfoot tub, an old farmhouse sink and pedestal sinks, and went to salvage stores for doors and door knobs. I took a carpentry class to learn to build furniture and made most of ours, from our kitchen table to living room floor-to-ceiling bookcase. Our house has become an incredible home, a place to share meals and stories.

Emily-Kate's 1913 Mill House, Reborn

Emily-Kate's 1913 Mill House, Reborn

via Emily-Kate’s 1913 Mill House, Reborn House Call | Apartment Therapy.

The austerity house: Couple completely make over their home with reclaimed goods | Mail Online

Elvis & Kresse turned their shell of an apartment into a reuse marvel. This article snippet is from 2011 but the pictures and the ideas are still newsworthy. They went on to create a shop.

Bargain-hunter: Kresse Wesling in her kitchen with her granite and marble work top made from reclaimed off cuts and and a friend's fireplace. She and James Henrit have saved thousands by decking out their one-bedroom flat with unwanted items

In these belt-tightening times, it always helps to shop around to get the best deal.But one couple have taken that philosophy to the extreme by completely transforming their home simply with reclaimed goods.Kresse Wesling and James Henrit bought their two-bedroom flat last year when it was little more than a shell.

Industrious: The couple have made this bed out of reclaimed scaffolding boards and bars to save on buying a new one

Pallet-able: This bed has been lovingly made using painted wooden crates. The couple call their technique 'upcycling' - taking quality, unwanted goods and making them like new

Buckling up: In a feat of true resourcefulness, the curtain ties have been created from BMW seatbelts Food for thought: Wooden pallets have also been used to make the kitchen cupboards. The couple say the kitchen is where they saved the most cash

No burden on the wallet: Kresse with the eight cupboard doors she found at a tip. Her cost-cutting wasn't without man-hours, however, as many items needed work to bring them up to scratch

 

via The austerity house: Couple completely make over their home with reclaimed goods | Mail Online.

How to Recycle and Upcycle Waste from Home Renovation Projects

This is a resource filled article on how to participate in home renovation waste diversion.

green home renovation dumpster - green house plans

If you’ve ever watched one of the many home renovation shows on television, then you’re familiar with one of the most exciting aspects of those programs – the moment when the sledge hammers come out to demolish the area to be renovated. There’s clearly something very therapeutic about this process as it is the first physical step in a significant house project.

Sometimes the cameras even show the destroyed pieces being tossed into a large dumpster outside the home. What they never show, however, is what happens to that construction waste from there.

Don’t miss it via How to Recycle and Upcycle Waste from Home Renovation Projects.