Pros and Cons of a Finished Basement

It’s hard to say whether finished or unfinished basements are more common. As new residential subdivisions continue to be built, it is rare that these homes will end up with finished basements, as there simply isn’t enough time for the builders to put in the extra work. Instead, you are left with bare bones and…

Why Your Home Needs Natural Light

There are many reasons a home benefits from a source of natural light. While the monetary savings are a commonly known benefit of homes with more glass, a couple of lesser-known bonuses include the productivity boost and the mood boost. Natural Source of Heat. Energy from the sun is the best way to heat your…

The 60/30/10 Rule for Design

It can be difficult to know exactly the best way to decorate a room. Especially when choosing the color scheme, you want to make sure that the room is engaging and inviting but doesn’t look busy or display a startling lack of cohesiveness. This is where the 60/30/10 rule comes in. The rule is quite…

Steps to Choosing the Right Floorplan

When building a custom home, one of the most important design decisions you’ll make is the layout of your home. Your floorplan should be functional and beautiful, but it’s much easier said than done. Here are a few tips for choosing a floorplan when designing a custom home. Evaluate Your Current Floorplan The first step…

The Seven Elements of Interior Design

There are seven elements that make up interior design: light, space, colour, line, texture and pattern, form, and furniture/objects. Light Light can change a room by changing the impact of other elements such as colour and texture. There are two main types of light and a few subcategories. The two types are natural and artificial….

The Science of Fung Shui

Fung Shui is an ancient Chinese art that relies on scientific calculations to balance the chi in your home for a more positive space. There are a few key elements to understand when redecorating with respect to Fung Shui. Commanding Positions The commanding positions in your home refer to the most important furniture pieces in…

How More Glass Benefits Your Space

Modern designs often feature open, airy spaces that encourage movement and natural light. Whether in a home or a business location, glass doors, walls, ceilings, and fixtures can benefit the space in a number of ways. Here are a number of reasons why you should include more glass in your current or future remodel: Glass…

The Benefits of Redecorating Every Once in a While

Since our home is our sanctuary, it is important that we absolutely love its interior. Of course, our décor can get old in just a few years since we look at it every single day. While most people associate high costs with doing a little renovation, redecorating doesn’t have to be a huge expense. Whether…