Posts Tagged ‘renovation’

Case Design/Remodeling

Thursday, September 15th, 2016

A kitchen and bathroom are two of the most important and used spaces in a home. Both need to be aesthetically pleasing and functional. That’s why a good design plan and construction experience is crucial when remodeling.

Room with a view

Friday, February 1st, 2013

Written and photographed by Graham Yelton Chris Jones admits that when he bought his home in 2007, the house itself had nothing to do with it. The dated, hilltop home in Crestwood was full of linoleum, brass fixtures and small rooms. It was also full of structural problems. However, the home had one redeeming quality… Read More

Avondale Evolution

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

Written by Clark Underbakke, Photographed by Graham Yelton When Mr. and Mrs. John F. Mummert built their Avondale home in 1950, they built it to last. Mr. Mummert, an engineer, built the house atop a foundation of concrete and steel. David Walker and I bought the house from the Mummert family. Finding ourselves living amidst… Read More

If These Walls Could Talk

Saturday, September 1st, 2012

This Southside cottage wears its history well. Written & photographed by Graham Yelton Styling by Kathy D’agostino In the midst of Birmingham’s bustling Southside community sits a quaint and happy cottage. Perched on a small hill, it’s surrounded by a perfectly curved hedge, manicured patches of creeping fig on the home’s exterior and colorful flowers… Read More

A Rustic Retreat

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2012

This barn house strikes the perfect balance between a relaxed feel and rich sophistication. Written by Vicki Johnson     Photography by Beau Gustafson For this homeowner, horses are a way of life. “I started riding when I was 13, just fell in love with it and have never really been able to get it out… Read More


Thursday, December 1st, 2011

A do-it-yourself project transforms a water filtration plant into beautiful, livable space. Text by Vicki Johnson Photography by Beau Gustafson To most it was an ugly, abandoned space with a daunting amount of work to make it habitable, but to Matthew Finley and his wife Mikel Wijayasuriya, it was a blank canvas they could eventually… Read More

A Highland Park Treasure

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Historic charm and fine craftsmanship abound in the Burnett-Morrow residence by Mary Ellen Stancill   Photography by Beau Gustafson David Whitley has always had an eye for fine craftsmanship. “You couldn’t get out of high school without taking furniture making,” explains the North Carolina native of his long held interest. For years he had a backyard woodshop and… Read More


Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

A young couple with do-it-yourself determination, combine their styles and skills to transform their West Homewood house. By Mary Ellen Stancill   Photos by Graham Yelton Graham and Jay Yelton are big proponents of their West Homewood neighborhood. They love their location—close to Jay’s work and within walking distance of Hall-Kent Elementary School and Patriot Park…. Read More