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Adding On: How to Expand Your House Out and Up

Do you need some extra space in your home to use as a nursery for your baby, an addition for your elderly parent or have you always wanted to have a man-cave to watch football in? Then expanding your home could be the best solution for you. However, there are a couple of ways you can do that, and each has its pros and cons. Let’s take a look.

Top 5 Minimalist Bathroom Ideas

Interior design trends are constantly changing to adapt to our lifestyle. Due to the increase of the population in urban areas and a fast-paced life, minimalism has become one of the biggest trends today. Although this style can be introduced into every room in the house, and thus improve its functionality and appearance, there is no doubt that our bathrooms can benefit the most from it. So if you are planning on jumping on the bandwagon and giving your bathroom a minimalistic makeover, here are five ideas to spark your imagination.

Creative Ways to Design a Focal Wall

Adding distinctive declarations to your house is the best way to make it feel more like home. If you enjoy crafting budget friendly DIY projects to put your stamp on every room, you should consider adding a focal wall for extra charm. Focal walls are a simple way to turn a plain wall into a stunning feature and point of interest—enhancing the overall ambiance of a room.

4 Things You Need to Know About Farmhouse Style House Design

What is a farmhouse style house design? This style is more familiar to American culture, which is in rural areas or small towns. Perhaps you have seen these similar scenes in Hollywood movies, where houses are large but family-friendly inside—despite being separated from one another, mostly in the name of privacy.

This type of environment is highly-influenced by the three antebellum styles, which are: Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate. Some consider these styles romantic. Others find these types more practical and functional, with their boxy shapes and gable roofs. Their wide porches and clapboard siding make these houses in
the suburban areas look more classic, back to the good, old American dream.

11 Tips to Optimize The Small Living Room for a Tiny House

In a very tiny house, or in a studio where spaces are limited to a single common room, the sofa has to serve a double function, or even triple. Nowadays couch manufacturers realize the importance of multifunctional furniture as more and more people live in tiny houses. Often, the sofa could serve as a bed and additional storage. It could take any form, such as folding sofa, which transforms into a bed when being unfolded, or a longer couch with concealed storage feature under the seating pad.

In a small living room, it is better to push the furniture as close as possible to the corner. Go for a bigger piece of furniture, such as a single, large sofa, and push it to the wall to fill one corner. The large sofa could accommodate more people, but the eyes perceive it as a single piece. That way, the room feels uncluttered.

Small living room for a tiny house would be perfect with a simpler design, modern and flat surfaced furniture.