Architecture

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

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...

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...

Staircases That Inspire

Every multi-level home needs a staircase but there is no reason to choose one that is ordinary.  If you are planning a new home or remodeling an old one, make your home’s entrance a grand one with a standout staircase.  Even in a home with limited options, there are ways to improve the look of this necessary feature. In a...

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...

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...

Add Character to Your Home with Architectural Details

Columns, coffered ceilings, built-ins and moldings are architectural details that add a finishing touch to the home.  If your taste leans more toward the traditional, these are the elements that can make a featureless space more inviting and rich with character. There are some architectural details, such as crown molding, that finish a home.  They are like the jewelry that...

Turn up the Heat with Modern Fireplace Updates

Fireplaces have come a long way from the days of wood-burning brick surround caverns in the center of the living room.  Today’s fireplaces are design elements in and of themselves and are finding their way into every room in the house.  They are works of art that easily take center stage in a room.  Modern fireplace updates will elevate...

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...

Breath-taking Views from Floor to Ceiling Windows

We can experience the sky’s exclusive colours, the change of hues of leaves, waves crushing on the boulders nearby, harbour lights, bustling city life and every other corner of the earth with want, respect and love. Art, science and nature offer solutions for our various needs and also make us come up with solutions to fulfil our dreams. In...

Change your Outdoor Space by building Pergola

There are certain elements that can change the complete look of your outdoor space. It is considered that a well-placed pergola would offer breeze and shade. Along with breeze and shade, it is also the most stylish spot for backyard or outdoor entertaining. A Green-covered Pergola A green coloured pergola looks luxurious if decorated with state of the art furniture. Another...

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...

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/...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Why You Should Live in an Attic Apartment

The type of house you live in has a major impact on your private life and work place pressure. Everybody needs to live in a place which provides peace and relaxation. For this purpose an attic apartment is a great choice! Before you move to an attic apartment make sure that the building is very well insulated. Attic apartments provide...
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