Architecture

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

Convert Your Basement into a Bright and Comfortable Space

Do you dream of turning your dreary unused basement into a bright and comfortable space?  Your basement can be transformed into a family room, an apartment, a game room, theatre or many other useful spaces.  Here are some inspiring ideas to help you achieve your dream. If your basement is unfinished, you’ll want to install insulation and finish the walls...

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/...

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...

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...

Banquette Seating for Dining in Comfort and Style

When dining out, many will invariably request a booth over a table for the simple comfort.  Why not have that comfort when dining at home?  Banquette seating in the kitchen or dining room provides a great place for dining and other family activities.  Banquettes can be built-in or purchased as a piece of furniture to add to your dining space. Banquette seating...

The Wood and Stone Modern Home

Wood and stone modern home
Smooth warm wood and cool rugged stone combine to make an impressive modern home that appeals to the senses.  Behind the doors of the wood and stone modern home there is an impressive blend of materials that create a space of contrasts; yet, within the contrast there is harmony.  Step inside these beautiful modern homes that balance the natural elements of wood...

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...

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...

Bedroom with a view

We all want the perfect home but rather often than not we lack the time or money to achieve it. The only thing that can guarantee us something as close as perfect is a beautiful view every time we open our eyes. So why not check out the following bedrooms with stunning views and see what you’re missing out? As...

10 most amazing houses and buildings in the world

Upside Down house Germany
"Home sweet home” says a famous proverb but not all the houses are the same. In the world, there are really amazing houses and buildings and we are going to show you some of them. You will not believe to your eyes! 1. The “Upside down House” Famous as “upside down house” or “crazy house”, this amazing building is located in...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

How to Decorate Rooms with High Ceilings

The sky is the limit when decorating rooms with high ceilings.  Let your creativity soar in the abundance of space that a high ceiling offers.  Don’t let that additional empty space intimidate you.  By adding architectural elements, using large furniture and implementing a few other tricks, you can tame a high ceiling or make it the standout feature of...

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...
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