Architecture

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

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...

Restoring a Church Into a Family Home

Gaining inspiration from the ones that have gone before them, more people are investing their cash into rundown churches and transforming them into unique and inspiring spaces. Looking from the outside, you can keep the existing interior to pay homage the church that it once was, or you can make your own changes to the architecture, putting a quirky and...

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...

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...

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...

Experience the real Middle-Earth at the Hobbiton Movie Set

On the most picturesque private farmland you can visit is the Hobbiton Movie Set from The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit film trilogies. Matamata, home of the Hobbiton™ Movie Set, is a small agricultural town in the heart of the Waikato region, nestled at the base of the beautiful Kaimai ranges. The set has been completely rebuilt for The Hobbit and will...
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