Adding wainscoting paneling to your home is an excellent way to increase the value of your home. You can buy kits online or at your local home improvement centers that will make this a doable project for the average homeowner.
So many areas of your home can be customized -- from custom closets and customized fireplaces, to custom built-in shelving. Here, homeowners share their favorite customized features seen in model homes and other homes for sale. Lots of photos and details for your new home idea notebook!
How many times have you seen a window seat with a soft cushion and some pillows and thought it would be cool to have one of those in your own house. Now imagine having custom storage and built-in bookshelves surrounding that very same window!
Custom closets are one of the smartest improvements a homeowner can do for themselves and their home. There are many questions that you need to think about before you go through with installing custom closets in your home and I’ve got some answers for you.
I recently heard someone talking about building a pierced brick fence as an alternative to a traditional yard screen. This was very intriguing to me so I did a little research on creating a cool brick wall look that also serves as a fence. This type of hardscaping is popular and can increase your home’s value if you plan to sell.
If you have a mudroom in your house then you know how useful they are. They give you a place to hang your coat and hat and take off your shoes at the end of your day. You’ll also know exactly where to look for those same items when you begin your day.
Laundry rooms are essential to good house plan design. Everyone has laundry to do so making everything as convenient as possible to getting it all done in an efficient manner makes life just a little nicer.
Attention Avid Readers! Loads of links and photos and a little DIY content showing various types of hidden bookcase doors for that home library that you’ve always dreamed about. There are more applications than you might have thought of for these types of doors.
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.
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.
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.
If you’re thinking of having a custom shower system installed, make sure you know how much hot water volume and storage is required to do the job. Lots more info than just water volume and storage here.
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.
If you are remodeling your bathroom or just considering a new toilet, have you looked into the elongated toilet seat option available now? Comfort width (extra wide) toilet seats are ready and waiting. Here’s some very helpful information when choosing toilet seat sizes that are right for you and your home.
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.
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.
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.
This Beatles-Yellow Submarine nursery theme is unusual to say the least, but it is also one of the coolest and most unique nurseries that you’ll ever lay your eyes upon. Lots of fun ideas can be found in the world of Pepperland.
One of my final posts on this English cottage-style home in The Retreat at Kennesaw Mountain.
Rondel glass is another form of stained glass that is an attractive alternative to windows throughout the home that are visual focal points. If you’ve never considered rondell glass before, I urge you to consider this type of window for your new home. This English cottage-style home offers several examples of rondel glass windows that offer unusual views of the surrounding outdoors.
This article deals with a somewhat unique fireplace and chimney system that has been installed in this English cottage-style home located at Kennesaw Mountain. The modular-style system must be professionally installed by experienced installers. The results are a truly unique, safe, reliable and efficient fireplace that should last the life of your home.
If you’ve ever wanted to get a front row seat to see the quality of craftsmanship that goes into building a ‘full blown’ English cottage style home, opportunity is knocking loud and clear.