Architecture

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

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...

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...

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 Unique Architectural Style of a Glass House

A stunning glass house
Imagine living in a home where there is a view in every room, there is always an abundance of natural light and you feel as if you are living in the outdoors.  This is what it is like to live in a glass house.  Now, there is the figurative meaning of the words living in a glass house, but...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Sunken Seating is a Fun Alternative in the Modern Home

Try something completely different in your home with sunken seating.  If you like to entertain and enjoy cozy gatherings with friends and family, creating a sunken seating area is a sure way to get the ultimate in stylish and comfortable entertainment space. In the modern home, sunken seating takes rooms to a whole new level of seating ease and comfort. ...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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