For St. Louis homeowner Cody Woods, creating an “open concept” floor plan was key for an extensive renovation of his Central West End home. The biggest challenge for gutting a home that was originally built in the early 1900s? Converting a structure that was definitely not built to be this open.


    Nick Reding is the author of the best-selling book “Methland: The Death and Life of an American Small Town” and a full-time family man. All that and the owner of a piece of rejuvenated Missouri history. With the help of Gary and Donna Meyer of GK Meyer Construction, Reding was able to take what was a dilapidated shack and turn it into an energy-efficient weekend home that would make the journeymen of the era proud.

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    2018 Baths of the Year - Platinum

    Did you know that the average person spends at least 92 days in the bathroom over their lifetime? With this much time spent in one...

  • Our 2018 New Year's Resolutions

    Our 2018 New Year's Resolutions

    New Year’s Resolutions: easy to make, difficult to keep. We’ve all done it — life gets in the way and suddenly our all-or-none resolution is...

  • 9 Times We Were Inspired in 2017

    9 Times We Were Inspired in 2017

    From the traditional to the cutting-edge, 2017 was a year full of exciting design projects in the St. Louis area. While we love each feature for...

  • MOTM: Master Retreats

    MOTM: Master Retreats

    What constitutes a bedroom as a master? Typically, it's the largest room in the house. Some would argue an en-suite is what gives the room its...

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