Lighting is perhaps one of the most underrated accents in a house. It is often subtle and unobtrusive, but it creates a general mood and ambiance that walls and furniture cannot. Even when homeowners focus on the lighting, they are often more concerned about the physical lamps and shades, rather than the quality, placement, or intensity of the lighting within the scheme of a room. The following are some tips and ideas about lighting specific rooms in your home that have been gleaned from HGTV.
Before the decorating, before the painting or the wallpapering, homeowners must make important decisions about the type(s) of wood they will integrate into their new home. After all, the wood you select for flooring, cabinets, and trim is a terrific way to enhance the appeal of a particular room, while adding long-lasting value to your home.
Let’s take a look at some of the more popular wood choices available to homeowners today:
AIA Convention 2015 is one of the largest and most exciting annual gatherings of architects and design professionals in the U.S. with nearly 800 companies exhibiting energy efficiency, building systems, finishes, lighting, stone and tile, restoration and more.
Homeowners invest a lot of time and money into decorating the interior of their home. Not only does it add value, but it also serves as a reflection of personal style and tastes. Just as important as the interior, however, is the exterior of one’s home. Curb appeal is not to be underestimated—in terms of functionality, resale value, and aesthetic appeal. The following building materials are options you should consider when building your dream home.
Over the past few years a growing trend with homeowners has been to add luxury features to an existing home design: exotic bathroom spas, fire pits by the swimming pool, and outdoor kitchens, to name a few. One of the more popular enhancements has been the addition of a wine cellar. According to The Realty Times, the popularity of wine cellars can be traced, logically enough, to a growing connoisseur mindset among homeowners to collect and store wine. Aside from personal affinity, the appeal of adding a wine room or cellar to one’s home is two-fold: 1) it evokes an upscale, stylish ambiance that is attractive to friends and guests, and 2) it significantly increases the value of your home.