Architecture

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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...

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...

How to Add Charm with Windows (Inside and Out)

You can add charm with windows, both inside and out of your home. Your windows allow you to connect with the world outside your walls. Perhaps you have views of sweeping mountains or the city. Or, maybe you're lucky enough to have sea views. Whatever lies outside, windows connect you with the outdoors. From the exterior of your home, windows...

5 Unique Coffee Shops from Around the World

Coffee is not only a heavenly tasting liquid or a boost of energy. It's a full experience when drunk in the perfect setting, a coffee shop. Time seems to move at a different pace in such a place. You are surrounded by people but they seem to disappear in the background. Everything from the lightning to the music seduces...

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...

Today’s Log Homes for Advantageous and Luxurious Living

Luxurious country log home
Log homes are becoming increasingly popular today and for good reason.  Clear your mind of any preconceived notions you may have of the primitive log cabin nestled in the wilderness.  Today’s log homes are luxurious and have far-reaching benefits.  They are stunning examples of environmentally friendly, energy efficient, luxurious living. Today’s log homes are 15% more energy efficient than a...

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...

New York City Penthouse Apartments With Incredible Style

New York City penthouse apartments are well-known as highly-desired real estate. And why not? With stunning city or park views, posh amenities, and a level high above the street noise, penthouse dwellers wouldn't settle for less! Let's take a look at the apartments that are the toast of NYC. New York City Penthouse Apartments SWEEPING VIEWS Most penthouse apartments have sweeping views. Literally, these...

Open Fireplace Designs to Warm Your Home

Open fireplace design
In today’s time, a fireplace serves a dual purpose. Beyond just providing warmth to a home, it’s also one of the areas where a focal point in a room can be made. It also adds to the overall design element to a room.  There’s also the added challenge for architects and engineers to ensure that the fireplace continues on giving...

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...

Top 5 Reasons To Love A Tiny Home

tiny home
Here are the top 5 reasons to love a tiny home. As home prices have skyrocketed, people have fallen in love with this new concept. In fact, the idea of ditching a huge home has become quite appealing! So let's take a look at why so many people love tiny homes! A CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS: Because of the small size, tiny...

Five Facelifts For Your Deck

Let's face it, sometimes it's not only the interior of your house that needs a makeover. We've compiled some inspiration to help you find the way to your dream deck. An often forgotten space is the area below the deck.  renovating the sub-deck space into a small patio will provide another area to relax, party, grill, roast marshmallows or escape...

Hobbit Homes That Are Affordable For Everyone

We have already written about the The magic of a Hobbit house and also informed you about great experience you can get at the Hobbiton Movie Set. But now it is time to introduce the affordable hobbit homes you can buy and place on your property! These homes look like something straight out of a Tolkien novel and they're perfect for anyone...

Tiny House Living for Big Rewards

Tiny house
Tiny house living has its big rewards.  If you are looking for an alternative to apartment living, are simplifying your life, or you just want less of a financial burden than other housing options, consider the tiny house.  Short on space but loaded with charm, tiny houses are a welcoming respite from the ordinary. Tiny house plans generally include a...

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...

924 Bel Air Rd. – the best house you can buy on Earth (for $250 000 000)

There are many nice houses, especially in California. But this one made us reconsider what we think is amazing. 924 Bel Air Rd. is the address you might want to visit if you are interested in the greatest architecture combined with adorable views, helicopter pad and a very nice collection of super cars (which are included in the price). If...

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...

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...
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