Architecture

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How to Add Charm with Windows (Inside and Out)

You can add charm with windows, both inside and out of your home. Your windows allow you to connect with the world outside your walls. Perhaps you have views of sweeping mountains or the city. Or, maybe you're lucky enough to have sea views. Whatever lies outside, windows connect you with the outdoors. From the exterior of your home, windows...

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...

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...

Fun and Functional Garage Conversion Ideas

Cozy modern garage conversion
Last Updated: May 10, 2016 There is a space in your home that can be designated for guests, entertaining, leisure or family time.  It is most likely filled with castoffs from the home and yard, not even being used for its intended purpose.  That space is the garage.  If you find yourself needing extra space, consider the space you already...

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...

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/...

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...

What’s In:Texture Mixing in Home Design

Not only is the concept of mixing patterns and color fashionable, but combining textures has become an interesting new way to create a vibrant atmosphere in the home. Mixing textures can be done in the structure of the home or with smaller elements,such as tables, chairs and countertops. Although this is an individualized process, there are some tried-and-true combinations...

Tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras

Mardi Gras in New Orleans, Louisiana
New Orleans, Louisiana is a place of character, beauty, music, fun, mystery and style.  To celebrate Mardi Gras today, let's look at some of the best of New Orleans including architecture, home styles, interiors, Mardi Gras table setting ideas and more.  Come along as we serve tribute to New Orleans on Mardi Gras. The architecture of the French Quarter in New Orleans is noted...

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...

New York City Penthouse Apartments With Incredible Style

New York City penthouse apartments are well-known as highly-desired real estate. And why not? With stunning city or park views, posh amenities, and a level high above the street noise, penthouse dwellers wouldn't settle for less! Let's take a look at the apartments that are the toast of NYC. New York City Penthouse Apartments SWEEPING VIEWS Most penthouse apartments have sweeping views. Literally, these...

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...

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...

7 Curb Appeal Ideas On A Budget

Your home is one of the few places you can escape to and remove the stresses of everyday life. However, no matter how comfortable you feel there it s important to remember that it does matter how the outside of your home looks. Keeping your curb appeal up makes it easier to get finance and maintain the value of your...

Beautiful Backyard Pavilions

Whether you live in a cold or warm climate, there's still a chance that you'll want to spend time outdoors. Most homeowners and guests like gathering outside, but where can you congregate? Standing isn't bad, but many people don't want to stand and talk for hours on end. That's why a backyard pavilion is a great item to have...

15 most beautiful steps in the world

musical theater in Seoul, South Korea
Do you love the street art? Are you fascinated about exploring new places and new touristic attractions? Do you love travelling and do you are always in search of unusual architectures? If you have answered "yes" at least at one of this questions, well, this article about the 15 most beautiful steps in the world fits for you! Enjoy...

Amazing Modern Kloff Road House in Bedfordview, Johannesburg, South Africa

This amazing Kloff Road House in South Africa, is a modern house with a very specific and attractive look. The chief designers responsible for this house are Nico van der Meulen Architects and M Square Lifestyle Design. The home owners asked them for a unique house plan for a big and spacious home that can accommodate their big family. Therefore the architects...

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...
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