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Explore architectural styles and innovative home conversions. Learn ways to enhance your home with architectural details.

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...

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...

10 must see places when in Rome.

There is a famous saying that Rome wasn't built in a day and certainly cant be experienced in a day either. It is perhaps the most famous and historic city with millions of visitors and admirers pouring in all through the year.  I had the opportunity to go and experience the city for little more than a week and...

Top 30 most luxurious houses in the world – check them now!

We recently shared 25 Amazingly Tiny Houses, where owners pared down to the essentials and by doing so, created peaceful spaces that exemplify the ideals of eco-friendly living, simplicity, and modern style. Now we’re taking a look at the world’s most luxurious houses, where no expense is spared and every luxurious whim is fulfilled. Have you ever wondered what...

The Classic Charm and Versatility of Window Shutters

Shutters let in filtered light
Used alone or with other window treatments, shutters are a classically charming addition to any window.  They are also an extremely functional and versatile option, providing filtered light, privacy or the ability to open fully.  Shutters can be custom-made to your particular window measurements and can be painted or stained to fit within your decorating style. Depending on your preference,...

Rock Your Home with Stone Interior Accents

Beautiful stonework enhances this home
Stone interior accents add instant character, texture and dimension to your home.  Whether you are looking for old world charm or a modern edge, stone delivers.  If images of dank and drafty castles arise when you think of stone, cast those aside and take a look at stone’s powerful decorative merits in today’s modern home. Character is the stand-out aspect...

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...

7 Ways to Make the Most of Loft Space

A loft that uses vertical space effectively
Loft living has many advantages but can pose a challenge when decorating and allocating for storage.  It may require creative thinking when it comes to specific layout.  Here are a few tips to help you make the most of your loft space and reap the full rewards of loft living. Go vertical.  With high ceilings at a premium in loft...

Front Door Paint Colors for Maximum Curb Appeal

Gorgeous purple front door (mijarespropertiesflorida)
Curb appeal is exceedingly important to homeowners, whether you're selling your home or living happily in it and wish to make a good first impression. A very cost efficient way to drastically change the look of the exterior of your home is changing your front door paint color (and possibly your shutters, if they match). Red is a classic...

Why to choose green roofing system

Deciding on sustainable green roof you make a deliberate choice to protect the nature and to live better. With the following lines you’ll see how the green roofing systems achieve that. Starting with the environmental advantages we have to put the air quality on the first place. We all know that plants reduce carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and produce...

Bookcase Feature Wall

A wall of bookcases is the focal point in this interior
Whether you are a reader or not, bookcases offer something for everyone.  When used to flank a fireplace, an entertainment center or as a wall feature, bookcases are a wonderful architectural enhancement to any room.  In the living or family room, having a bookcase feature wall offers versatile styling possibilities. In many family rooms, the television is generally front and...

Trend Alert – Perforated Design

Perforated panels enhance this home
Perforated, put simply, is something that is pierced with a hole or holes.  It is currently a top trend for 2015, showing up in architecture, interior design and fashion.  Today's perforations range from industrial to artistic in design. Shops and corporate offices employ perforated design into their interiors by way of wall and ceiling panels, as well as staircase rails.  This design...

Home Improvement With Low Maintenance Exterior Cladding

One thing that quickly becomes obvious when you own your own home is that there is always something to do; your work is never really finished. Some jobs are small enough that they can be put off for a while. But there are those that need to be dealt with as quickly as possible. These are the jobs that affect...

How to Enjoy the Open Floor Plan

Bright and fresh open living area
The open floor plan takes down walls and opens up rooms.  It is fresh, modern and versatile.  Open floor plans create a flow that is harmonious and convenient.  This style of home enables its residents to entertain with ease.  Here are ways to enjoy the open floor plan. Modern and spacious interiors are appealing for many reasons.  Open spaces break down...

Amazing furniture made from old cars

Amazing furniture made from old cars
Amazing furniture made from old cars? Sounds strange? Have you ever think that old pieces of moto or cars or bus could be transformed in original furniture for your home? Well, it’s possible! Some innovative designers have created original and incredible furniture with parts or pieces of old cars. You can decorate your bedroom with an original "mercedes-bed" such...

Frank Lloyd Wright & Fallingwater – America’s Architectural Gem

fallingwater
Frank Lloyd Wright designed a masterpiece home named Fallingwater. This is an American architectural gem. This amazing home sits in Mill Run, Pennsylvania in the Laurel Highlands region. Frank Lloyd Wright founded the theory of "Organic Architecture." This means that he designed buildings to blend with nature. In fact, the name Fallingwater stems from the home's most famous feature. Indeed, the...

Top 15 Small Houses & Tiny House Designs & Floor Plans

Bayview by Cali Cottages
5 Simple House Floor Plans to Inspire You If you have never known about a great yet simple house floor plans, it is time to consider these plans for your home. A simple home can look as great as those that are packed with lots of luxury furniture. Adding luxury furniture is a great idea to give your home a great...

5 Ways a Retractable Roof Can Enhance Your Business

If you own a business, particularly in the hospitality industry, having an outdoor space can be a hugely attractive and profitable addition to your site. During the summer, many customers actively seek out spots with outdoor seating, so if this is something your restaurant, cafe or bar is lacking than you could stand to lose out on big bucks. Some...
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