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

5 Easy Ways To Add Curb Appeal To Your Home This Spring

Add curb appeal to your home this spring. Get inspired by these 5 easy ways to increase your home's beauty. Curb appeal is very important. Indeed, it's the first impression of your home. As a matter of fact, most visitors will judge your home before they ever step foot inside. Take a look at our before and after photos. Certainly,...

How to transform your outdoor living space with the help of a landscape architect

Are you looking to transform your outdoor area into a living space while still keeping the natural beauty that drew you to the location in the first place? Is there a stunning ocean view or surrounding woods that make the land special? When starting a major landscape project, consider the ways in which a landscape architect can make your project...

Warehouse to Home Conversion – Urban Living

An amazing warehouse to home conversion
Warehouses converted into homes make for wonderful urban-style living.  They provide ample open space, sturdy structure and soaring ceilings, among other things.  If re-using existing structures to carve out a space for a home appeals to you, consider some of these awe-inspiring warehouse to home conversions. Urban style has come into the design spotlight and is brighter than ever before. ...

Unconventional Homes – Conversions Worth Conversation

Beautiful open design of a church home conversion
When it comes to homes today, the art of creating a house from an existing structure has reached a new level in architecture.  Would you live in a barn, a warehouse, a bus or a shipping container?  How about living in a grain silo or an old fire station?  Here are some home conversions so unique that you may...

The Converted Barn as Home

If a home with high ceilings, open floor plan, large windows, wood beams and plenty of character and charm appeals to you, a converted barn may be an option to consider.  If you’re looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city to settle in a more rural locale, barn living might appeal to you. A barn...

Sunken Seating is a Fun Alternative in the Modern Home

Try something completely different in your home with sunken seating.  If you like to entertain and enjoy cozy gatherings with friends and family, creating a sunken seating area is a sure way to get the ultimate in stylish and comfortable entertainment space. In the modern home, sunken seating takes rooms to a whole new level of seating ease and comfort. ...

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...

5 Atlanta Apartments where Industrial Style Feels Right at Home

There’s one design trend that never seems to go out of style – on the contrary, in a world abounding in innovative solutions for home decoration and improvement, the industrial look is only getting more traction among design enthusiasts. If you’re a homeowner, making your home unique with exposed brick and pipes, sealed concrete floors, and steel-frame, 13-foot windows is...

Attic Spaces to Love

A multi-purpose room in an attic space
When you think of an attic, do you envision a dark cavernous space filled with neglected furniture and dusty corners occupied by spiders?  Well, the rooms featured here are not dark, dreary, dust-filled spaces.  These attic rooms have been converted to bedrooms, recreation rooms, children's playrooms, retreats and even apartments.  Odd angles, interesting window niches or dormers all make these...

Outdoor Fireplace Designs for Everyone

A growing trend with homeowners that have a backyard space is the outdoor fireplace. These are are not only a provider of warmth, but are usable year-round, which adds more value. You can congregate with friends and family during the summer months to make hotdogs and hamburgers (or even pizzas depending not he type of fireplace you have). In...

Beautiful and Unique Ceilings

Textured and uplit ceiling for home theater (soelbergi).
Floors, walls, and ceilings are the three different planes of a room. By far, ceilings are the most neglected planes. As we typically look forward and down in a room, walls and floors are typically decorated and maintained much more than the ceilings which are often overseen. Stucco ceilings, also known as popcorn or cottage cheese ceilings, were extremely popular between...

Minimalistic Norwegian Home Built on a Budget: Casa Kolonihagen

Located in Stavanger, Norway, Casa Kolonihagen by Tommie Wilhelmsen was especially developed as a summer holiday residence and accommodates a small bed and a living area. The project reflects the modern Scandinavian way of life- not too flashy, nor too common, balance being a major factor of the design. Believe it or not, this contemporary architecture gem has only 24...

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...

Sunroom Designs to Brighten Your Home

A sunroom is a wonderful addition to your home.  It can be a special place to sit and relax while enjoying the view.  Imagine a room full of light during the day, where you can enjoy the outdoors from the comfort of a sheltered space.  You can enjoy meals in this airy space or perhaps you’d like a bright room for...

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...

Church to Home Design Conversion

Church to home conversion
Restoring old buildings is a noble endeavor.  Historical or just abandoned and run down, turning a once derelict structure into a home is an act of love.  We are used to seeing the restoration and conversion of warehouses, lofts, barns and even schoolhouses, but a very unique conversion is the church to home. Churches are generally of very superior construction...

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...

Different Types of Roof Styles

Definitely, you will like to know the various available roofing options when it is time for you to roof your home. Indeed, you will notice that there are a lot of roofing styles when you look around the buildings located here and there in the cities. There is no doubt that more roofing styles will be introduced in the...