Design & Styling

Complete guide to kitchen layouts

Complete guide to kitchen layouts

Getting your kitchen layout right is the most important factor in ensuring a functional and practical kitchen area. Is your kitchen small and cramped? Or maybe your kitchen is large and expansive. A clever layout will make all the difference in helping you to get the most out of the space. Especially in a kitchen, there is a lot more to layout than just placing furniture and cabinetry: ergonomics has a...

Picking the right floor plan

Picking the right floor plan

Choosing a floor plan for your new home is an exciting process. As you start combing through your different options, it is important to know how your family will use the space and how it will fit with your lifestyle. The right floor plan will greatly improve how you experience your new home, and everything from its shape to its style should be accounted for. You might be overwhelmed by your options, but...

The pros and cons of soapstone countertops

The pros and cons of soapstone countertops

When looking for a countertop material, you may come across soapstone. Although not as common as other countertop materials, soapstone is one of the most functional countertop materials. It adds on a rustic, elegant and urbane feel, similar to that of slate or granite. It is important to know the pros and cons of soapstone countertops before buying one. This helps you decide whether the investment is...

Picking windows for your home

Picking windows for your home

If you’re wondering what to look for when buying windows, consider everything windows do for your house. They provide natural light, outside views, insulation and security. The best windows for any home will provide all of these benefits while blocking out wind drafts and UV rays. A window must also be fully functional and easy to open and close properly with no physical strain on your part. Below we...

How to design a garden path

How to design a garden path

All gardens have paths, planned or otherwise. Well-designed paths keep your feet dry and provide safe, easy access to your house. Great paths do more, they make your garden more inviting. A successful path also shapes and defines garden areas as it connects unrelated parts to create a coherent whole. Keep reading to learn how to design a garden path to link the house to the garden visually as well as...

Ultimate guide to vaulted ceilings

Ultimate guide to vaulted ceilings

Vaulted ceilings are a contentious subject. On one hand, their old-world charm and grand appeal make any room more striking. On the other, they can come across outdated, and feel like a waste of energy and space. The vaulted ceiling divides opinions among homeowners, architects, and designers. This can make it easy to get caught up in the preferences of others while losing track of your own. Whether...

Benefits and drawbacks of open floor plans

Benefits and drawbacks of open floor plans

When it comes to home interior design, there are two main types of layouts: an open floor plan and a closed floor plan. Each layout affects how a space feels in terms of light, mood, and sound. Keep reading to learn more about the benefits and drawbacks of open floor plans. What is an open floor plan? An open floor plan is the architectural design of a living space that prioritises open spaces. As such,...

Adding a fireplace to your home

Adding a fireplace to your home

For many people, a wood fireplace is an essential part of the home. Even if it’s purely for decorative reasons having a fireplace adds an undeniable ambience to the atmosphere, not to mention increase home value. It is no wonder therefore that fireplaces are an important amenity that most buyers consider a plus when searching for a new home. Are you still on the fence about adding a fireplace to your...

Laundry room design and planning guide

Laundry room design and planning guide

It can be challenging to design a laundry room from the ground up. And truth be told, most of us don’t exactly look forward to spending time in a laundry room. But we must. With a clever design and impressive decor you can transform your laundry room from a room you loath to a room you love! We hope this laundry room design and planning guide will help you in creating the perfect practical laundry room...

How to decorate your home office

How to decorate your home office

Working from home has become the norm as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to spread. So, to improve your efficiency and productivity at home, you need to have a dedicated home office. Your home office should encourage you to be creative while also allowing you to get down to work. But this isn't always the case. In reality, home offices are often the most neglected areas of our homes. To help you create and...

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