Architecture

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

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...

Taking Modern to the Victorian Age: Mixing Modern Style with Classic Architecture

A seamless melding of styles
If you live in or are considering buying a Victorian home and want to blend your modern taste with classic architecture, here is some inspiration to set you on your way.  Don’t let your home’s architecture dictate how it should be furnished.  In fact, decorating a Victorian or otherwise older home in a modern style sets the stage for...

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...

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...

Indoor Doors that Separate Your Spaces

Although the open concept, where the kitchen, dining room an living room are continuous, is the "in" style for most houses, some home owners still want privacy. There are also other rooms in the house the necessitate doors, like bedrooms and bathrooms. Rather than picking a dreary, plain wood door, try finding a door that can further the ambiance...

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...

Biophilic Design: A Marriage of Functional Design and Nature

Biophilic Design is a trend that's a marriage of functional design with nature. Of course, you have seen this design. You may have marveled at the beauty. However, you may not have considered the thought process of the design. This design is common in public places. In fact, you'll find this in hospitals, office buildings, and universities. Of course, humans long...

Top 30 most luxurious houses in the world – check them now!

We recently shared 25 Amazingly Tiny Houses, where owners pared down to the essentials and by doing so, created peaceful spaces that exemplify the ideals of eco-friendly living, simplicity, and modern style. Now we’re taking a look at the world’s most luxurious houses, where no expense is spared and every luxurious whim is fulfilled. Have you ever wondered what...

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...

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...

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...

Modern Mountain Homes to Take You Away

Beautiful modern mountain home interior
Vast open spaces with picture windows to take in breathtaking views.  Soaring ceilings enhanced with wood beams.  Nestled in on cold winter nights, enjoying the warmth of the roaring fire.  Interiors styled with a modern aesthetic that blend with the natural world surrounding you.  If this sounds like paradise to you, come along and explore modern mountain homes. Ample windows to take...

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...

Front Entrance Curb Appeal

Does the entrance to your home present a welcome appeal or is it in need of a face lift?  With some fairly simple updates, you can turn your front entrance into a welcoming place with curb appeal.  Replacing hardware, light fixtures and adding some personal touches are just a few of the changes you can make to bring 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...

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...

3 of the Biggest Plumbing Projects in History

While we often think of fixing pipes in a person’s house or at a local park when plumbing comes to mind, this profession affects a wide range of people, even the population of a country, by providing clean water. This objective is becoming harder to achieve by the day, with water demand expected to increase by 55 percent between...

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...
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