Architecture

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

The Unique Architectural Style of a Glass House

A stunning glass house
Imagine living in a home where there is a view in every room, there is always an abundance of natural light and you feel as if you are living in the outdoors.  This is what it is like to live in a glass house.  Now, there is the figurative meaning of the words living in a glass house, but...

A Treehouse Castle

  Everyone has dreamed of a treehouse when they were little children. We all loved to have our very own treehouse where we could spend the majority of the day. You may have also drawn a rudimentary blueprint and planned out that which tree limbs would support the beams. You may have also inspected the plywood when your father would...

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...

Backyard Structures for Entertaining

Pergola enhances this poolside space
As warm weather approaches, we begin to move our entertaining outdoors.  You can enhance your outdoor space with backyard structures for entertaining, such as a pergola or gazebo.  These structures not only look great but they offer shelter from various outdoor elements, making entertaining outdoors that much more enjoyable. A pergola can offer partial shade and can be installed on the...

Why You Should Live in an Attic Apartment

The type of house you live in has a major impact on your private life and work place pressure. Everybody needs to live in a place which provides peace and relaxation. For this purpose an attic apartment is a great choice! Before you move to an attic apartment make sure that the building is very well insulated. Attic apartments provide...

Barn Doors for Interior Spaces

Barn doors have transitioned into interior elements within a home’s design.  They are rich in character and when mounted on sliders, their ease of movement makes them welcome features to the home.  Barn doors are equally at home in the entryway, as room dividers, or on closets and pantries.  Barn doors are even seen displayed on the wall as...

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...

Indoor Swimming Pools to Inspire

Luxury indoor swimming pool
Many of us are aware of the benefits of swimming and dream of the luxury of having our own swimming pool.  However, choosing between an indoor and outdoor pool can be a tough decision.  Here are the benefits and drawbacks of an indoor pool and photos of luxury home swimming pools to inspire you. The major benefit of an indoor swimming pool...

Designing a Kitchen Nook

The kitchen nook is a place where you can sit and enjoy a quick breakfast, a relaxing lunch or a casual dinner.  It is a family gathering spot either in or close to the kitchen, creating a place that is convenient and comfortable.  Designing a kitchen nook can be as easy as placing a table and chairs in the kitchen...

Design Ideas for Under the Stairs

Have you ever wondered what other uses there were for that empty space underneath the stairs?  Depending on where your staircase is located there are a number of unique ways to use this space.  The area under your stairs can be transformed into extra storage, a cozy nook, shelving units or many other useful spaces. One of the best uses...

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...

Creative Homes Built Around Trees

Home built around trees
These homes bring a whole new meaning to bringing the outdoors in.  Trees grow inside and patios are built around trees to create a special home that exists side by side with nature.  These creative homes built around trees preserve their surroundings and create a nature-nurturing environment that is beautiful and unique. An opening was created for this tree and then enclosed...

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...

Breathtaking water walls that will completly steal your heart

Breathtaking indoor and outdoor water walls that will completly steal your heart
If you want to create an extremely magic, relaxing, and charming atmoshere for your home, your garden or your backyard, there is nothing better that adding a water wall. The water walls can be built in many different sizes, shapes and materials, such as glasses, marbles, rocks, smooth stones, mirrors, laminated surface and so on. The choise depends on...

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...

Do it the Norwegian way

Are you one of these people that just adore the Scandinavian décor style? If you are, then you should definitely check out our next few tips on how to do it the Norwegian way. Fresh, simple, homey – if that’s the description of your perfect home then you should think about building and decorating a house in Norwegian style. To...

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...

The Charm and Character of Exposed Brick

Exposed brick enhances this loft space
Exposed brick walls in home interiors lend a warmth and character to a space.  They are often seen in converted lofts, the remnants of warehouses.  Many times the brick is covered over with drywall or painted.  But if you want character, keeping the brick in its natural state is the solution.  Here are interiors where brick warms and enhances...
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