America building classic colonial design idea new remodeling renovating updating

AFTER: Knight designed this dining area in a small new addition to serve as a breakfast room (the columns mark where the exterior wall with the large window is in the previous picture.) However, it didn't take long for the family to turn it into their only formal dining area.

"They realized they liked to gather here for all occasions while the kids hung out in the family room," she says.

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"This space is over the garage, and the owners had a ladder with a heater on top of it set up in the garage to keep the pipes from freezing in the winter," Knight says.

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The hardworking room has openings to the garage, the main house and a walk-in closet.

Becky based on your experience how much would it typically cost (a range or an average would be great) to renovate a 70s colonial?

Let's assume that the house is completely outdated like this home to what the new homeowners did?

Three sets of French doors with transoms and skylights open up the back of the house to the yard and let in the light.

BEFORE: The kitchen was closed off from the rest of the house.

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