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Springtime Modifications

Before You Start Before the first hammer swing of a home remodeling project, one of the first things to decide is whether to stay in the house during the construction period, says Kent Hoffman, owner of Kent Hoffman Construction in OKC. That, of course, depends partly on the size of the project, but there are other considerations. If the kitchen is...

Bigger Family, Bigger Renovation

Photography by Nathan Harmon A well-known architect has taken a traditional Tulsa house built in the 1930s and transformed it into a picture perfect residence fit for a family. Mark Nelson adapted this two-story home in the Bren-Rose neighborhood by increasing its size from 3,400 square feet to 3,900 square feet and creating subtle alterations that make a big impact. Renovations seem...

Transforming Your Home

Turning ideas and desires into a reality requires taking the renovation plunge … either by yourself or with the help of an expert in the field. Planning keeps goals in mind throughout the process. Sometimes you want to do just a little … a small project here or there. At other times, especially if you don’t have to worry about...

Second Time’s the Charm

If one renovation is good for a home, two must make it perfect. Carolyn Fielder Nierenberg, an interior designer with Campbell Designs, renovated this midtown, two-story Tulsa home eight years ago. Built in the 1930s, the house needed a master suite and a large utility-laundry room. That remodel included fresh paint on the stairway, enlarging the garage, and adding a...

Organized Transformation

Remodeling, renovation, renewal … whatever R-word you use to describe transforming any area of your home, the process is not easy. In Stillwater, I turned a shabby, L-shaped back porch into an inviting office. In a more contemporary home, I took a barren rear garden and added a spacious new living/entertaining area, including a full bathroom, an office and a...

An Inviting Renovation

When an unknown architect designed a particular home in midtown Tulsa in 1957, he couldn’t have predicted it would go through a magnificent transformation 61 years later. It’s doubtful now that he would even recognize the home’s interior from its original blueprint. When empty-nesters who love to entertain asked Kurt Barron of Barron and McClary General Contractors to look at the...