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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.
Custom built-in bookshelves are always a welcome sight in a home. They’re functional and take up little or no additional square footage. Here are some photos of built-in bookcases to fill you with ideas… and a video showing how to build them if you’re interested.
A custom shower system with multiple shower heads is becoming more prevalent in today’s new homes with luxury features.
This master bathroom suite is cavernous and loaded with luxury features that are rarely seen in homes in this price range. Located in Hanover subdivision in Hiram, GA.
If you’re looking for interesting accommodations rather than the mundane chain hotel, try a Bed & Breakfast Inn for a change.
Thinking about moving soon? Here’s a great little resource that has already scoped out some of the top cities in the United States.
This is the final series of my photo posts of the English tudor-style cottage located in Marietta, GA. The home has an abundance of over-the-top quality features rarely seen in homebuilding today.
Volunteering for Habitat For Humanity is an honorable worthwhile cause that we can all volunteer our time and energy towards. I dare you to leave at the end of the day without feeling great!
Pictures and information about a ThyssenKrupp Access installed residential elevator in this Charles Meng-built home at Lost Mountain.
Thinking about having coffered ceilings built in your new home? Here are quite a few examples of different styles and/or adaptations to coffered ceiling styles.
Pictures of a thoroughly detailed English cottage house made in the U.S.A. Most of these photos were taken of some of the window and door features of the home.
What’s hot and what’s not in what consumers want in homes in 2007? Which list do you think spiral staircases and glass upper doors on kitchen cabinets are on? You might be surprised.
Here are some photos of an Isokern fireplace/chimney systems, mortise and tenon joinery, a reclaimed antique terra cotta roof installation, an exposed oak beam ceiling and an authentic stone wall being built. Great ideas!
Here are some of my best photos of a full-blown authentic English cottage that was built adjacent to Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park in Marietta, Georgia. There’s way too much to describe in this little excerpt.
Residential elevators are gaining popularity as an amenity for seniors, the disabled and in multi-story luxury homes. It’s easy to see why that is true.
Affordable housing for the Hurricane Katrina-ravaged region of the Gulf coast was a major force behind the concept and eventual fruition of the Katrina Cottage. This will soon be THE structure that many Mississippi and Louisiana residents will find themselves living in. It is a win-win situation for those in need of housing in this devastated area.
If you want a home with spectacular views of Paulding County, GA, you’d better run over to Celestial Ridge subdivision and pick out a site before they are all gone.
Use this Online Search Form to search home plans. It’s free & easy!… Just choose the style, size, and amenities that you would like in your new home and see all of the house plans that match your selection. Simply browse through the list until you find the floorplan you like best.
If you’ve ever thought to include a touch of gothic architectural style to your water closet than here is a great example.
I’ve come across another DUMB homebuilding idea. This time is has to do with bathroom privacy and the lack thereof.
A cool looking master bathroom floor plan with pedestal sinks, tiled shower and garden tub plus a water closet. What more could you want in a lavatory?
A more in-depth post regarding the rondel glass discs that were featured in some of the windows of the recently finished English cottage-style home that I’ve been featuring.
There’s a new senior communtiy in Hiram, GA. Greenbrooke Senior Community has location in its’ favor. It is very basic, no-frills housing with access to lots of shopping, dining and (limited) entertainment. Could this be for you?
One of my final posts on this English cottage-style home in The Retreat at Kennesaw Mountain.
My take on a great new Charleston Row House-style home in the heart of downtown Aiken, SC. Custom features abound in this new home. I’ve made some recommendations on dining establishments while I was at it.