When Dorothy found her new home in Rye, New York, she was told she’d never be able to renovate without costly upgrades that would surely be demanded by Rye’s building inspector. Her 1930s colonial-style home would take thousands to be up to today’s standards in building code, warned the advising attorney. Moving from New York City with her husband and two small children, they were seeking a new home with more space for their growing family. The house they found sat on a corner lot with enough room for future additions and the potential for a finished basement. While it lacked a much-needed first-floor powder room, they took the home in a whirlwind, selling their NYC home and buying their new home on the same day, which also happened to be the day before school started. And that’s where Dorothy found her second opinion-at school in Rye. While dropping off their kids in the morning, Dorothy met Kelly Solon of Murdock Solon Architects and explained her desire to have a first-floor powder room, as well as her fears of costly additional updates required to obtain the building permit. She was told, she explained, that she may even need to add Read more
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Designing a remodel is filled with decisions, from cabinetry to flooring. This article and slideshow from Houzz.com below offers interesting insights as to where to splurge and where to save.