Why It’s Time to Go Monochrome

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 ...

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How to Modernize Your Outdated Kitchen

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or your once-trendy laminate countertop and linoleum flooring fell out of style fast, it may be time to modernize your outdated kitchen.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 ...

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Ex of In House Experiments in Space

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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.

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The house was made almost entirely from raw materials: a solid mahogany window and door frames, birch ...

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Small Houses – Are they Cool?

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 ...

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Small House Designs and Small House Plans

Most small house designs and small house plans available on the market today are designs that have been in use for decades and have been updated in their appearance yet remain basically the same in their construction.  Most do not utilize modern materials to improve the sustainability of the home.

Modern Houses

For a house to be truly modern it must be built in such a way that it reduces energy consumption which lowers heating and cooling costs and ...

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Small Eco Houses are Filling a Global Shortfall in Housing

Small Eco Houses are filling a niche in an international housing market that has been unable to fill demand for decades.

The UN has been reporting for decades that over one billion people were living in inadequate housing across the globe.  However; two recent trends have boosted the likelihood that inadequate housing supply is being replaced by small eco houses.

First; a broader awareness and deeper involvement globally by governments and civil society to be environmental good stewards was bolstered by last ...

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