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Affordable high design
A look at 14 economical upgrades for single-family homes.
Switching to a half-round gutter profile shows off the roof edge to create a feature that’s more distinguished than the usual K-style gutter.
Architect: LS3P | Neal Prince Studio, Greenville, S.C.; Photo: LS3P | Neal Prince Studio
Throw a slumber party
In this secondary bedroom, two wood columns support a box that becomes a platform for a kid’s sleepover. Another bed slides underneath for everyday use. The platform area is defined with 1-by-12s, corkboard, and corrugated metal. Inexpensive factory lights illuminate a low, open bookshelf.
Builder: Kettler Forlines Homes, Montgomery Village, Md.; Interior Designer: Lita Dirks & Co., Greenwood Village, Colo.; Photo: Bob Narod