Designing wheelchair bound, or “other abled” home design is easy enough when it comes to making homes wheelchair accessible. But a recent commercial remodel proved to be an entirely new design challenge for Mark Scott, owner of MARK IV Builders. MARK IV is a residential design-build remodeling company based in Washington, DC. “We take on anything we think is a challenge,” he said. But even he was surprised by what he learned when he was asked to turn an auto and truck garage into a 3,400 square foot home inside the District of Columbia. He had several challenges in remodeling the space, from dealing with zoning to designing a large industrial space that worked [...]
Moving into a new home is an exciting time and often a big achievement for most people. However, whether it’s a first or fifth house, moving never really gets easier—much less when you’re settling in before the holidays.
There’s new furniture to buy, endless to-do lists, and sometimes even major renovation projects to start on.
When attending a house-warming party this holiday season, or just dropping by for a tour of the new digs, bring a gift to congratulate the new homeowners. If you’re having a hard time deciding, here are eight ideas for a thoughtful and useful gift that new homeowners are guaranteed to love this holiday [...]