Architecture

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

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...

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...

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...

Sculptural Elements in Interior Design

A blend of actual sculpture and sculptured furnishings bring interest to this room
Sculptural elements are everywhere in interior design.  They are in the gentle sloping curve of the sofa, in the sharp lines of the coffee table, or along the edge of a doorway.  In some homes, however, sculptural elements are more pronounced and they give a space character, drama and interest.  Let's explore the various sculptural elements in interior design and how they impact...

Minimalistic Norwegian Home Built on a Budget: Casa Kolonihagen

Located in Stavanger, Norway, Casa Kolonihagen by Tommie Wilhelmsen was especially developed as a summer holiday residence and accommodates a small bed and a living area. The project reflects the modern Scandinavian way of life- not too flashy, nor too common, balance being a major factor of the design. Believe it or not, this contemporary architecture gem has only 24...

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...

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...

Luxury Indoor-Outdoor Rooms

Luxury indoor/outdoor space
Today's architects, builders and designers are creating luxury spaces that combine indoor with outdoor living.  Indoor spaces quickly transition to outdoor with the slide of a door.  Outdoor living spaces are sheltered and become part of indoor spaces.  Here we explore luxury indoor-outdoor rooms to inspire. Outdoor rooms are being created that can be enclosed during inclement weather and form an...

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...

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...

The magic of a Hobbit house

If you have ever wondered what a Hobbit house must look like in real life, then you surely have to check out the following lines. The best thing about going home is when you feel the comfort and warmness of your own place. You can’t deny that the magical Hobbit houses offer exactly that. They’re small but homey and there’s...

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...

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...

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...

5 Ways a Retractable Roof Can Enhance Your Business

If you own a business, particularly in the hospitality industry, having an outdoor space can be a hugely attractive and profitable addition to your site. During the summer, many customers actively seek out spots with outdoor seating, so if this is something your restaurant, cafe or bar is lacking than you could stand to lose out on big bucks. Some...

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...

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...

Outdoor Fireplace Designs for Everyone

A growing trend with homeowners that have a backyard space is the outdoor fireplace. These are are not only a provider of warmth, but are usable year-round, which adds more value. You can congregate with friends and family during the summer months to make hotdogs and hamburgers (or even pizzas depending not he type of fireplace you have). In...
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