Open staircase designs are one way to improve the floor plan of a home. So many builders and homeowners love the feel of the open floor plan and designing beautiful open staircases is a great way to make an architectural statement. Here are some tips for creating open stairs and a photo gallery of the different options you can choose.
Home Designs & Architectural Styles
If it has to do with the 'bones' of a house (inside and out), then we're talking about it here -- mostly optional add-ons and fancy design ideas! Homeowners are sharing their personal experiences with a wide variety of interesting interior & exterior home designs, unique floor plans, and clever home design ideas. Plus, neighborhoods & communities that are filled with houses of a particular architectural style.
Vern Yip’s dining room design includes an intricately designed wall covering consisting of wood veneer paneling with a scroll inlay pattern. From a distance you’d think the wall was covered in silk material. It’s creative yet simple.
The Willcox is an historic hotel located in the heart of thoroughbred country in Aiken, South Carolina. Character abounds in this freshly restored and renovated high-end hotel and resort/spa.
This brand new Victorian style house looks like it could have been built decades ago with all of it’s features that remain true to Victorian architecture. Located in Marietta, GA, this classically-styled Victorian home stands out as a great example. I’ve included over a dozen pictures from start to finish on building a turret.
View this grandiose coffered ceiling inside of an even larger Victorian home constructed in 2007-08. Features shiplap wood planks rather than drywall. Very nice photos.
A beautiful new Victorian home showcasing a couple of barrel vaulted ceilings is the focus of this article. Two distinctively different styles of barrel vaults are shown, radius and elliptical.
Cypress lap siding is a great choice for today’s American homes. Here are some great reasons to consider all-natural solid cypress for your homebuilding construction project.
Frank Betz house plans offer many convenient features at an affordable price. This craftsman style plan squeezes a lot of house under a moderate footprint.
Looking for a totally unique way to cap off your chimney and add some pizazz to your home’s exterior. Dump those ideas of your of a boring old square clay chimney pot on your chimney and go for the gusto by gathering some great ideas here.
Photos of Victorian chimneys and chimney pots abound in this post of the home under construction I’ve been visiting and even more pictures from various sources. Lots of great ideas for capping your chimney in style.
Taking a timeshare sales tour with RCI is no cake walk. Get ready for a sales attack and some scheming sales practices.
Fish-scale shingle siding was a great choice of materials for the front gable of this classically styled Victorian home build.
What follows are some examples of what you can do with an A-frame ceiling to liven it up a bit with an open web, exposed beam design.
Have you been looking for ideas for a Victorian style foundation vent for your home? This one hits the mark. It is made of iron and will last the lifetime of the home.
Having a laundry chute in your home will save you a lot of steps. Here’s a quick photo shoot of a new one from a kids’ perspective.
Bonner Custom Homes is at it again. This time the style is Victorian and this home should prove to be an extraordinary example of the quintessential Industrial Age style of the late 19th century.
Looking for a craftsman style home plan in thriving Paulding County, Georgia? Summerlyn should make your list of potential neighborhoods to call home.
Photos and ideas for two-story ‘window walls’ as shown in family rooms and great rooms. Great stuff if you’re putting together a dream home idea book!
Be careful when making your water closet floor plans. Give it a lot of thought before you implement and don’t make this mistake.
Beautiful photos of the historic Tate House in Tate, Georgia decorated for the Christmas season. It’s a pink marble mansion boasting Taj Mahal quality marble.
The Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour is an annual event not to be overlooked in this thriving suburb of Atlanta. A select few historical private homes and public buildings are on display once per year. This is part 2 of my article regarding the home tour.
The Marietta Pilgrimage Christmas Home Tour is an annual event organized by the Marietta Welcome Center & Visitors Bureau and Cobb Landmarks & Historical Society . A select few historical private homes and public buildings are on display once per year. This is part 1 of my article of the home tour.
Woody Ravenscraft is a decorated WWII veteran, but he’s also the designer, builder and owner of an underground home in southwestern Ohio. Take a look.
Walk-in hidden kitchen pantries are a nice feature to incorporate into a kitchen design. Here are a few photos to give you some ideas.
A true story of a woman that went from peaceful Laotian citizen to Vietnam war refugee to proud owner of a beautiful extreme dream home in her native country of Laos.