Architecture

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

Lofty Living with Open Two-story Interiors

Modern open 2-story home
Imagine if you could live in a two-story home and have visual access to both floors simultaneously.  The open two-story home offers a floor plan that expands vertically, giving an uninterrupted flow of space that lets in more light and offers expansive views throughout.  Do you like lofts but don't want to live in the city?  You get the best...

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...

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...

Open Bathroom Concept for Master Bedrooms

Open bathroom concept
There is a trend in home design now for an open bathroom concept in the master bedroom.  This trend has evolved from a modern take on the home interior, where accessibility is key.  That’s not to say you still can’t have a modicum of privacy within this space.  It’s all in how you plan to use the space and...

Beautiful Light-filled Rooms

Windows fill this room with beautiful light
One of the most requested features by house hunters is lots of windows.  Beautiful light-filled rooms capture the hearts of many future home owners and often are the reason a particular house is chosen over others.  Large windows that span across a wall open up a room and showcase a home’s character and light.  Take a tour of these...

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...

7 Reasons to Have a Balcony

Numerous people dream of having some sort of attachment on their home. For some, this is envisioned as a grand deck that can house many guests for get-togethers. Others may opt for something smaller, such as a balcony, for quite a few reasons. Balconies can be great additions to your home without stretching your wallet to as great of...

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...

The Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia – Early American Architecture

Visitors flock to the Governor's Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia every year. This building is a grand example of Early American Architecture.  Usually, this style is called Colonial. Also, you may hear the term Colonial Revival. The King of England had the palace built in 1703. In fact, the Governor both lived and worked here. Indeed, it was where he entertained...

Change your Outdoor Space by building Pergola

There are certain elements that can change the complete look of your outdoor space. It is considered that a well-placed pergola would offer breeze and shade. Along with breeze and shade, it is also the most stylish spot for backyard or outdoor entertaining. A Green-covered Pergola A green coloured pergola looks luxurious if decorated with state of the art furniture. Another...

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...

7 Exterior Renovations That Add Style And Value To Your Home

Check out these amazing 7 exterior renovations that add style and value to your home. The outside of your home is important. We call this curb appeal. Because it's the first thing a visitor sees, it's a chance to make a great first impression. Of course, you want to invest in wise renovations. These exterior renovations will get you the...

Unique Ceiling Treatments for Your Home

When decorating the home, many people ignore the ceiling.  Think of the ceiling as an extension of the walls and give it a special treatment.  By using architectural elements, moldings, paint, fabric, wallpaper and tiles, a ceiling becomes an integral feature of a room. Fabric is a great way to create a special treatment for the ceiling.  Fabric can be...

Improving Your Lifestyle With Open Plan Living

Open plan living is a modern style of interior design, which is also a lifestyle choice as well as a style decision. It is essentially opening up certain areas of the home and allowing them to be in one open space, with specific function areas as opposed to rooms. Open plan living is so popular because it opens up the...

Give an endless charm to your home with an aquarium

awesome bedroom built under the water in an aquarium
An aquarium is a real chic, luxurious and exclusive element of design that can transform your home decor. The modern design trends and the new stylistic tendencies, associated with the new technologies and the new materials, have completely revolutioned the concept and the function of the traditional aquariums: from simple and additional elements to the interior decor, the contemporary...

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...

The Best Branding To Build Your Construction Company

The construction industry is not just about building homes; it also has to be about selling them and about selling yourself as a contractor. If you are solely focused on the building aspect and forget about the promotion, that can leave you chasing jobs instead of being so busy that you have to turn them away. Unfortunately, for some...

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...
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