residential home design Tag

Yesterday I was flipping through Twitter (which you can follow us @frusterio) and I came across a blog that promoted purchasing a stock plan vs. a custom home design. I think the first thing to keep in mind is very simply, don't blog to push your...

Purchasing your house plans will be less than 1% of the total cost you will spend to build, but what could be more important than the plans? They are the guiding factor throughout the entire process. When you get ready to select someone to design...

In the past, rec rooms were a highly popular request when building a home. They were used as children's play areas, pool and game rooms, etc. But with the increase in technology and big screen tv's and media equipment becoming more affordable and accessible, the...

We often design homes and especially lake houses that are a rustic, cabin look. Everyone seems to love the look of stone, cedar shake, wood siding, and exposed beams. It is probably one of our most popular styles. I believe that a home should be viewed...

Bathrooms have come a long way. Take a look into a house built a few decades ago and you will see stark differences from homes currently being built. Bathrooms of the past were more or less necessary afterthoughts. They were usually small, cramped and just...

This is a great article out of the American Society of Interior Designers publication Access. Instead of writing my own spin, I thought I'd just share the article with you. Enjoy. The "M" Word, Understanding Metamerism Can Help Design Professionals Avoid Costly Color Mistakes. By Kimi Eisele...

It's a common joke that we are behind the times here in Alabama. I personally like to think that we move a little slower here because we allow ourselves to stop and smell the roses every once in awhile...

The Chicago Tribune recently wrote an article titled, "Built to last? Check home's life expectancy." This was a great quick overview of how long you can expect the major purchases you will make in your new home to last. It also gave a few tips...

There is a contest going on right now, put on by Popular Mechanics Magazine, for the "Ugliest Front Door in America." www.popularmechanics.com/home_journal/home_improvement/4282576.html 13 submissions deemed to be truly hideous are offered to be voted on for the title of "Ugliest Front Door in America." These people don't...

1: Paint - it's relatively cheap and you can easily get a room done in less than a weekend. If you want a small change, try painting a different shade of the color you already have. Go darker for a more dramatic look, or lighter...