Category Archives: Home Design

Cob Cottage – A Stunning Vacation Home

Nature lovers who are looking for a sustainable vacation home must check out this adorable Cob Cottage on Mayne Island, British Columbia. The mushroom-shaped natural habitat was built in 1999 by CobWorks and the Cob Cottage Company. It is the Canada’s first fully-permitted cob house. The 600-square-feet house might appear a little strange from outside,…
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Elegant Walk-In Closet Ideas

Walk in closets have always been a symbol of luxury, but the days when a walk in closet exclusively belonged in a mansion are over. We have some of the most functional and beautiful walk in closet ideas to help you create an impeccable, organized dressing area. If your clothes and accessories are works of…
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How To Sterilize Jars For Canning

Home canning has been practiced for generations since it’s a great way to preserve produce from your garden or take advantage of the bounty of in-season produce from your local markets. However there is some danger involved if you don’t take the necessary steps to prevent the growth of bacteria or botulism, ensuring the glass…
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Lovely Sunroom Design and Decor Ideas

A sunroom is also called a sun parlor, sun porch or sun lounge and it’s a structure usually built onto the side of a house. It allows you to admire and to enjoy the surroundings and the views while being sheltered and protected from rain, wind and other weather conditions. We all know that sunrooms…
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Amazing Examples Of Modern Japanese Architecture

The list of reasons to visit Japan is pretty much endless. But one of the best excuses to pack your bags and jump on the next plane to Tokyo is the country's incredibly diverse and innovative array of modern Japanese architecture. As you can see from this list, there seems to be no limit to…
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10 Best Roofing Materials for Warmer Climates

10 Best Roofing Materials for Warmer Climates Roofing materials impact how buildings keep cool, especially in warm climates. When you consider how a building keeps cool, the most common thing that comes to mind is air conditioning. But the first real line of defense against the heat is a building's roof. And a hot day…
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How to Clean and Remove Stains from Leather Sofa

The benefits and rewards of owning leather furniture are numerous. Leather upholstery is natural, durable, and looks good as the focal point of any room. Leather is also one of the few materials to actually look better with age – it develops an attractive sheen with frequent use. Leather furnishings need plenty of tender loving…
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Awesome Outdoor Kitchen Designs and Ideas

You know, not too long ago the only spaces in your home that you had to worry about designing were those that are inside. But, that’s simply not the case anymore. Even in the coldest climates, homeowners are paying an increasing amount of attention to the design of their outdoor living spaces. Truthfully, it’s for…
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The Most Common Hazardous Household Chemicals

Did you know that every day in your home you come in contact with toxic and hazardous chemicals? If you don’t pay attention and make a concerted effort, it’s almost impossible to avoid this stuff. Let’s look at the most common household chemicals, and what you can do to reduce your exposure and susceptibility to…
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The Pond House by Holly & Smith Architects

Located on the coast of a pond at Ten Oaks Farm in Louisiana, The Pond House is a sustainable home designed by Louisiana’s Holly And Smith Architects. The residence seamlessly blends in with its serene and natural surroundings. Its natural look along with its views of the calming pond lined with towering oak trees is…
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Use The Roof To Create Your Missing Garden

Use The Roof To Create Your Missing Garden! Humans have grown plants atop since antiquity. Besides the decorative benefit, roof plantings may provide food, temperature control, hydrological benefits, architectural enhancement, and recreational opportunities. The project we present today uses the roof of a newly designed top floor to create the ‘missing garden’ for its community. We are also…
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Positive and Comfortable Yellow Rooms

Let the sun’s shine in your soul and decorate your room to create a lively feeling. Yellow, a color that reminds us of the wonderful summer days, make the room look warm, attractive and provide a bright display. You could start fine with accessories such as tables, chairs, cabinets, lamp shades, cushions and throws, artwork…
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Floating Fennell House – Another R.H. Oshat’z Masterpiece

There's something so romantic about living waterside. Waking up to a dramatic view, whether from the banks of a lake, ocean, river, or even a tiny brook, always seems to have a soothing effect on the soul. One way to amp up the romance is to take the dwelling off the shore and put it…
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Children Room Decoration – Teen Bedroom Tips

During their late teens, children need new and different space in their room to make them feel happy at home. As a parent, you need to think about effective children room decoration. When your children are entering the end of their teen age, it’s normal if they need more space for themselves and they would…
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Sebastopol Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects

Sebastopol Residence by Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects Turnbull Griffin Haesloop Architects have designed a home in Sebastopol, California. Full description after the photos…. Designed for two graphic designers, this house bridges between two stands of redwood trees, with the northern window wall facing out to the expansive view. Decks located at either end of the…
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Futuristic Elastica Residence by Cadence Architects

Cadence Architects built the Elastica Residence in Bangalore, India, and it’s a timewarp to say the least. At first glance we weren't sure if it was a 1960s penthouse or a supremely modish homage to one. Looking like the set of a sci-fi film, the ultramodern Elastica residence in Bangalore, India is pretty much what we…
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