Four Creative Built-In Bookcase Design Ideas

Posted on February 25th, 2015 by
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Every good book needs a place to rest when you’re not busy reading it. The following are four of the most creative built-in bookcase designs we’ve ever come across:

Coupled with benches and sunlight. Large windows framed with comfortable seating and books all around create an ideal place to sit and ponder as your mind sets to wander.

Hidden in the room. Even Scooby Doo couldn’t resist a secret passageway, and when you replace the door with a bookshelf, you’ll create that very same opportunity in your home.

Nooked into a corner. This is an ideal use of space when you have …

Embrace these Practical Lighting Solutions for Your Home

Posted on February 19th, 2015 by

There are some truly remarkable lighting solutions for your home that you can use to brighten up your life. Whether you want pendants or chandeliers, the options are practically limitless. All you need is a bit of creativity and some careful planning to create a truly illuminating home to enjoy.

Start by considering the space you want to light up. Your fixtures should be proportionate to the space and provide plenty of room between ceiling, furniture, and floor. As a general rule of thumb, you want there to be at least 7 feet of clearance separating the bottom of the …

5 Important Home Design Mistakes to Avoid Making

Posted on February 17th, 2015 by

“Oops” and “yuck” are two words that you don’t want to say when you’re finished designing a home. When it comes to home design mistakes to avoid, the following are five you’ll want to steer well clear of:

Narrow rooms, or rooms without windows. These are claustrophobic and are akin to building a cave within your home. If you have a small room, consider turning it into a large master closet. Bathrooms beside kitchens/dining areas. This is just uncomfortable. While convenient for entertaining, the bathroom should be well away from any eating or food preparation areas. Small master bedrooms. The master bedroom should …