When it comes to redesigning a room, the first decision is usually, “which color?”.
And sometimes, that can be the hardest choice of all. I can’t be the only person who has excitedly walked into a paint store, then left a short time later, overwhelmed with a thousand similar-but-different options. Who knew there could be so many shades of white? And where do I even begin with furniture?
Here’s one way we bypass having to coordinate colors: designing a room with a monochromatic ... Continue
Whether your kitchen is a true fixer-upper from decades ago or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it may be time to modernize your outdated kitchen. With new design trends showcasing creative uses of colors, modern appliances, and functional design, there are endless ways to bring your kitchen into the present day.
Whether you are trying to sell your home, or if you plan on staying in your space for generations to come ... Continue
The In of Ex House, by Steven Holl Architects, is an experiment in space, a response to modernist suburban homes that sprawl across their lots. Built on a forested twenty-eight acre property in Rhinebeck, New York, this house explores compression within interlocking spaces, utilizing experimental shapes within 918 square meters to create a new kind of dwelling.
The house was made almost entirely from raw materials: a solid mahogany window and door frames, birch ... Continue
Sustainable Hospital Design
Although everyday problems seem to be a constant reminder of the perils of life, little more can be as traumatizing as not having a hospital facility to go to when one encounters a severe injury or illness.
Last year, a collaboration was initiated by Milli Smith, founder of The Scarlet Heart Foundation, Inc. and an evangelist for advanced development in Haiti and Africa, to improve the availability of medical services and facilities to those ... Continue
Let’s start by describing what a SIP Panel is and why they are called SIP Panels in the first place.
The SIP Panel is actually an ingenious combination of three things; two panels and a core. One panel serves as an exterior skin, the core is a block of construction foam, and a second panel serves as an outer skin. These three items are bonded together to create a strong Structural Insulated Panel.
Small Houses – Way Cool!
Do you think small houses are cool? If you do, like many over the last decade you are in the company of a growing number of people who are turning to small houses for a very basic reason. They make sense!
There are many reasons that small houses are picking up steam: an aging population wanting less to take care of and younger couples with smaller families needing less space. Many ... Continue