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How to Effectively Incorporate Lighting in A Kitchen

How to Effectively Incorporate Lighting in A Kitchen

When designing or revamping your kitchen, it's easy to focus solely on appliances. However, lighting is crucial for both functionality and comfortability. The various light sources in your kitchen produce layers of light to brighten up your kitchen -- and life. There...

Ways To Make Your Home Look Bigger

Ways To Make Your Home Look Bigger

Living in a small home is the reality for many individuals these days. Although the smaller home may be more ideal for convenience sense, for the home decor aficionado, it can feel restrictive. Living in a small house can be even more difficult for the decor junkie....

An Introduction to Prefab Homes

An Introduction to Prefab Homes

When we think of custom homes, we typically don’t think about prefab homes. “Prefab,” short for prefabricated encompasses a category of homes that are built offsite, usually in a factory, and then transported to the location. Prefab construction is not a new concept...

Flooring Styles to Consider for Your New Home

Flooring Styles to Consider for Your New Home

When designing a new home, you have the freedom to choose the aesthetics. Your vision can become a reality, within budgetary guidelines, everything from floor to ceiling. And when it comes to flooring choices, you now have many more options than just carpet vs hardwood. Interior designers are constantly keeping up to date with the latest trends in flooring options, at all budgetary levels. Not only can you choose from a seemingly infinite range of color choices, but materials range from tile to faux wood to marble.

Features of Modern Home Exteriors

Features of Modern Home Exteriors

Today’s homes often differ from homes of the past in terms of style and construction. Most people are now using certain features to enhance the exterior of their homes, adding to their aesthetic and even monetary value. Below are some of the most popular features they are choosing.

Home Design Trends for 2020

Home Design Trends for 2020

For most people, their home is their sanctuary. This means that keeping up with the latest trends in home design keeps people living in the moment. For 2020, there are certain home design trends that everyone is following.

What to Consider When Designing a Tiny Home

What to Consider When Designing a Tiny Home

Tiny home living is efficient, cost-effective, and exciting. Before you embark on this lifestyle, you need to think through the design carefully. The idea is to maximize every inch of space, inside and out, while still incorporating your personal touches. 

Advice for Designing a Lake House

Advice for Designing a Lake House

Lake houses make for a wonderful place to start a family or retire with your loved ones. But the design process that goes into building a lake house is multifaceted and demanding. There are many things you’ll need to especially consider for a property of this type. Here are some ideas to help you get started with designing your dream lake house.

Unique Features to Include in Your Custom Home Design

Unique Features to Include in Your Custom Home Design

When you have the opportunity to design your own home, there is often an unprecedented freedom to include unique features that will make your new home truly special. Naturally, you will need to consider any budgetary restraints you have before making any design requests or alterations, but if you have room in your budget, considering some unique features could improve the overall value and character of your home.

Why You Should Hire a Home Designer for Your Custom Home

Why You Should Hire a Home Designer for Your Custom Home

Designing your home can be an enjoyable experience, but you will need to consult with a home designer and builder to ensure that your ideas are feasible and affordable. While you may be able to design your home on your own, there are numerous benefits of hiring a home designer.