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June 12, 2015
These home additions focus on adding space for the hardest working room in the house.
Modern timber house kitchen with blackbutt wood flooring

A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.

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Originally appeared in This Kitchen Brings It All Together
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kitchen island with bar stools

In northern New Jersey, a cramped kitchen was reborn as a welcoming space for cooking and entertaining. The 18-month-long project proved transformative in more than one way. A design business, called Dan and John Life, emerged from the renovation and has since become a full-time venture for the residing couple.

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Originally appeared in Cramped Kitchen Transformed Into an Inviting Hub
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London kitchen with a concrete countertop

If you’ve ever wondered what chefs want out of their own kitchens, Fraher Architects’ latest project offers one answer: simplicity. Through an extension to an existing London flat, they gave their client, who runs several fast-paced restaurants, a no-fuss cooking space where she could relax and socialize in the off hours with friends.

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Originally appeared in A Modern Addition Gives a London Chef a Dream Kitchen
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Modern kitchen with Silestone countertops and custom cabinetry

An airy addition on the back of a historic house in Boise is a model of sensitive renovation, seamlessly melding new and old. To help define the new kitchen, the architects designed a wall of storage with cubbies on one side and a pantry with appliances on the other.

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open dining and living room area with Koura pendant lamps

Looking at the traditional Victorian facade of Kylie Brammy and George Kyprianou’s home, you would never imagine it hid such a voluptuous and modern derrière. A modern rear addition to include a new kitchen transforms this 1880 bungalow in Adelaide, Australia, into a spacious abode. 

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James Knowler Photography
Originally appeared in This Luminous Australian Renovation Packs a Lot Into a 23-Foot-Wide Lot
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A modern addition in Montreal

Thellend Fortin Architectes tackled an addition to this single-story, 1960s-era house in the Outremont neighborhood of Montreal. The addition was conceived as a "ribbon" that both hugs and runs lateral to the contours of the existing building, offering multiple vantage points from which to admire the surrounding landscape.

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Originally appeared in In Montreal, a Modern Addition Captures Views of the Horizon
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Modern Illinois farmhouse addition kitchen with Mutina cabinets and tiles, Pella window, and kohler faucet

The residents of this 1,350-square-foot farmhouse in Illinois enlisted John Issa of Perimeter Architects to add on a two-story, 650-square-foot extension to include a new kitchen and master suite. 

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Originally appeared in This Farmhouse-Style Home Gets a Clever and Geometric Update
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Modern Texan addition and renovation with marble island and integrated wood in the kitchen

When Sam Shah and Anne Suttles began construction on an addition to an investment property in Austin, Texas, they had no intention of leaving their previous home. But the resulting bungalow--a blend of old and new--was too terrific to let go, and they moved in. 

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Originally appeared in 1920s Bungalow Plus Modern Addition Equals Perfect Austin Home
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Modern timber house kitchen with blackbutt wood flooring

A modest kitchen addition to a couple’s cottage outside of Brisbane proves that one 376-square-foot room can revive an entire home.

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