Architecture

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

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...

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...

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...

13 Great ideas of facades for country houses

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One of the most popular styles of home design in the United States right now is the traditional country house. Typically, country home plans combine several traditional architectural details on their well-proportioned, cozy facades. Look for porches, gables, lap siding, shuttered windows, and dormer windows on country home plans. Their famous nostalgic look lends them their enduring appeal. If you're...

Open Fireplace Designs to Warm Your Home

Open fireplace design
It's that time of year again when our thoughts turn to cozy nights at home by the fire.  Fireplaces have come a long way, and with many modern homes designed with an open floor plan, the fireplace has evolved.  Two-sided and open fireplace designs are efficient and very stylish features of the modern home.  Here are some great open...

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...
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