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Functional design makes a small home live large
Renovating older homes with an awareness of functional design and quality finishes is becoming more and more important to homeowners.  A small home is kinder to our planet by using fewer natural resources in construction and requires less energy for heating and cooling.  A well designed small home generally requires less maintenance and feels cozier.  These features are very popular with the baby boomers and eco boomers.
The owners of this small 90 year old home purposefully chose living in a small home in a well established  and convenient neighborhood of larger homes.  Their goal in purchasing a home was to direct their money to quality and comfort and be able to afford the extra touches that are becoming more and more important to smaller families. This home at 7496 Teasdale in the University Hills area of University city spoke to their creative and energy conscious design ideas.  They recognized that the first floor could be reconfigured into a very usable space by removing a wall between the kitchen and the dining room.  Here is the before:
Now the kitchen and dining room are open and light.  They are used every day by the family and no eating in the ... more

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