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Easy Ways for Millennials to Build the Home of Their Dreams

For all the cynicism millennials have incurred, we have to admit this generation is well on its way to a challenging future. And we can sense their desire to start their own lives without much difficulty. After all, millennials have access to a plethora of digital technologies that can help them with practically any task they can get their...

Biltmore Estate: The Crown Jewel of the North Carolina Mountains

BIltmore Estate - NC
Biltmore Estate is the crown jewel of North Carolina's mountain region. The Great Smoky Mountains provide a breathtaking backdrop to this grand estate home. Located in Asheville, NC this mansion is the largest private home in the United States. Indeed, the Vanderbilt family has owned this estate since 1895. George Vanderbilt began construction on the estate in 1889.  In fact, it...

Hobbit Homes That Are Affordable For Everyone

We have already written about the The magic of a Hobbit house and also informed you about great experience you can get at the Hobbiton Movie Set. But now it is time to introduce the affordable hobbit homes you can buy and place on your property! These homes look like something straight out of a Tolkien novel and they're perfect for anyone...

5 Ways to hide or update your radiator

Many older homes have radiators. Sometimes these are small and hidden away, but these are typically bulky and in the way, often in living spaces. They are unsightly and tend to need a redo after some years of wear and tear. Luckily, there are things that any homeowner can do to either hide or update the radiators in his/...

Ideas for Making your Basement Brighter

If you find yourself in a windowless cocoon of your basement and feel that there is no other way to live like a burrowing mole then there is. There are a number of ways in which you can brighten the darkest of the basement spaces. With a few creative ideas you will be able to enjoy a bright and...

Turn Your Loft into a Home

When you think of a loft you no doubt imagine an open industrial space with high ceilings and large windows that look out over the city.  For many, this is the perfect place to call home.  The challenge is in decorating the space.  Decorating a loft is all about space management.           When faced with a blank loft space, decide...

Homes In Paradise

We all may not live in paradise, but there’s certainly no harm in taking a peek into how the other half live from time to time. There’s something therapeutic about taking a look at the homes of the rich and famous, to inspire our dreams and wish lists if money were no object for us. We’re going to look at...

Luxury Homes and Amenities

Luxury home
With the United States Powerball lottery up to $1.5 billion today, let's take a moment to fantasize about the homes we desire; the homes that we would purchase if we won the Powerball lottery.  These luxury homes and amenities are the height of glamour and beauty.  Take a moment to dream a life of luxury and ponder the home of your...

Why American Barn Homes Are Such A Hot Trend

barn house
Here's a quick photographic rundown to show you why American barn homes are such a hot trend right now. Indeed, this barn home is rugged. The trend started in the USA in the heart of Texas. Why not? The barn home is sturdy and stands up to extreme weather. In fact, some would argue that they are sturdier than a...

5 Unique Coffee Shops from Around the World

Coffee is not only a heavenly tasting liquid or a boost of energy. It's a full experience when drunk in the perfect setting, a coffee shop. Time seems to move at a different pace in such a place. You are surrounded by people but they seem to disappear in the background. Everything from the lightning to the music seduces...

Front Entrance Curb Appeal

Does the entrance to your home present a welcome appeal or is it in need of a face lift?  With some fairly simple updates, you can turn your front entrance into a welcoming place with curb appeal.  Replacing hardware, light fixtures and adding some personal touches are just a few of the changes you can make to bring your...

Restoring a Church Into a Family Home

Gaining inspiration from the ones that have gone before them, more people are investing their cash into rundown churches and transforming them into unique and inspiring spaces. Looking from the outside, you can keep the existing interior to pay homage the church that it once was, or you can make your own changes to the architecture, putting a quirky and...

8 Reasons to Love Window Seats

An inviting window seat
Window seats are cozy, charming and functional.  They contribute to the architectural interest of a room and can function as supplemental seating and storage.  Window seats provide a cozy spot to enjoy a good book or a place to daydream while taking in the view.  Here are eight reasons to love window seats.  Architectural Appeal Window seats give windows an instant...

Entryways with Unique Architectural Elements

It's not always the layout, color, or theme of a room that brings life to it. In fact, the personality of a room is often seen through the smaller details, such as the finish on the wall, material of the furniture, crown molding, borders, etc. One such example that is even more engrained within the house itself is the...

The Captivating Glass Art of Dale Chihuly

Dale Chihuly glass art
To observe the captivating glass art of Dale Chihuly is to witness something truly spectacular.  Chihuly's work is on display at over 200 museum locations worldwide and graces public gardens and historic sites.  He is a master of his craft and creates truly amazing works of art and architectural structures.  Here is a look at this prolific artist and...

Heat up Your Fireplace with a Stylish Mantel

Simple and stylish mantel
The fireplace is often the focal point of the living area of the home.  Draw more attention and heat up your fireplace with a stylish mantel.  Try a traditional wood carved mantel or rustic natural wood.  Install a classic stone mantel or a simple modern style.  Even a simple shelf is a stylish option.  Here are traditional, rustic and modern...

Staircases That Inspire

Every multi-level home needs a staircase but there is no reason to choose one that is ordinary.  If you are planning a new home or remodeling an old one, make your home’s entrance a grand one with a standout staircase.  Even in a home with limited options, there are ways to improve the look of this necessary feature. In a...

How to Choose White Paint Colour for your Home

It is very difficult to choose the perfect white paint for your wall even if white shows purity and simplicity. When you step in a room which is painted in white the space feels balanced. However, when you enter a room which is too-yellow or too harsh the walls scream out for negative attention. To choose a white paint...
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