When you think about architecture, you might imagine the timeless columns of a Grecian revival or the clean lines of a mid-century modern home. But for every classic architecture style, there are a few that didn’t quite weather the test of time. It’s why you can sometimes tell exactly when a home was built based […]
Industrial kitchens are sleek and stylish, although they may not be for everyone. Some people prefer farmhouse or transitional kitchens, and the debate rages on regarding the kitchen work triangle and whether you should use hardwood floors in kitchens. However, we can all agree that the industrial style is perfect for homeowners who want to […]
Half walls, also known as pony walls, can create separation and provide a degree of privacy. But for years, whenever you watched a home renovation show, half walls were the first casualty in the demolition process. On the other hand, some designers are using half walls to add architectural interest, storage space and needed separation. […]
It was writer Howard E. Koch who mused, “You can be a good neighbor only if you have good neighbors.” Of course, you don’t get to choose the people who live around you. Still, a new type of development can help limit the chances of living next to a dud. Pocket neighborhoods are small developments […]
There are plenty of ways to anchor rooms without the upfront expense and ongoing cost of a fireplace. Whether you’re just renting or you’re opting out of a traditional space, check out some of these focal points to draw the eye and simplify the rest of your interior design.
If you’re interested in building a more sustainable, eco-friendly home, you probably already know most of the basics: installing solar panels for power, opting for water-saving fixtures in the bathroom, you know the drill.
Modern design means clean lines and uncluttered spaces. Unfortunately, it can also mean homes that aren’t exactly cozy. Modern homes with simple color palettes can seem a little cold and sterile, especially in open concept abodes. If you’re struggling with your home feeling (and looking!) too cold, a little warmth can go a long way. […]
Whether you’re building a new home or you’re looking to upgrade your space, you’ll find that little luxuries can add up. What might seem like a few bucks here and an upgrade there can totally blow your budget, especially if you have Versailles taste on a suburban budget. But you shouldn’t have to spend a […]
Trends may come and go, but taste is forever. When designing your own home, it’s tempting to take an “everything but the kitchen sink” attitude. There are so many exciting features and fun trends to inspire your build! But before getting whisked away on the trend train, you need to remember that today’s trend is […]
Square footage is about more than just size. It’s about the actual livability of your home. Whether you’re designing your own place or shopping for an existing home, square footage is one of the first considerations. It shouldn’t be just an arbitrary number you think will work, but a calculation based on how your family […]