What are the Different Types of Windows?

a big window with a great view

If you are getting a house built, one of the important parts that you need to focus on is the windows. The main functions of windows are to let in light and provide some ventilation. But aside from those common functions, windows can vary in many ways. There are windows that are … Read more

Pros and Cons of Townhouse living

Townhouse

A townhouse can be an ideal description of “Home sweet home.” What completes a happy and joyous family is a great house. A house has to have a myriad of facilities and top-notch characteristics. What is a Townhouse? Asking this question is valid. The answer to ‘what is a townhouse’ is simple. … Read more

Where To Buy Homes In Palo Alto

Where To Buy Homes In Palo Alto

Palo Alto is fast becoming a go-to destination for would-be homeowners. Its proximity to San Jose and San Francisco make it the ideal location for anyone seeking to have the best of both worlds. It is also home to the world’s most reputable tech firms, and also offers a wide range of … Read more

Guide to Coffered Ceilings

Coffers in architecture are series of sunken panels with a boxed beam around them. They often form shapes like rectangles, squares, or octagons. Coffers are one of the most decorative types of ceiling treatments available, and they are also one of the most dramatic. Coffered ceilings have no shape limitations. It means … Read more

Guide to Smart Home Switches

Leviton Decora Smart Switch

The ability to control the lights in your home remotely can give you more convenience. When it comes to smart lights, there are two main types you can choose from which are smart bulbs and smart switches. Smart bulbs replace your traditional light bulbs while smart switches replace your current light switches. … Read more

Guide to Smart Door Locks

Ultraloq UL3 BT Smart Lock

One of the most vital worries for anyone is the security of our home. This is why when locks and keys were invented, we have trusted door locks for the security of our homes and family. However, the problem arises when we lose our keys and the only option we have is … Read more

Guide to Smart Doorbells

SkyBell Video Doorbell

Doorbells are signaling devices which are placed near a door or gate to a home’s entrance. When a visitor presses the button, it makes a sound to alert the homeowner that there is someone on the door. The very first doorbells were mechanical and they were activated by pulling a cord. Modern … Read more

Guide to Smart Home Hubs

Logitech Harmony Hub

Creating an ultimate smart home involves installing a lot of smart devices. Though each of them promotes convenience, you might get tired of controlling them using different applications on your smartphone. If you’re looking for a device that will enable you to control your smart appliances and devices within one app, then … Read more

Guide to Smart Wall Chargers and Outlets

Edimax Wi Fi Smart Plug

Having a smart home is indeed convenient especially for busy people. However, purchasing smart appliances can cost a lot of money. If you’re just starting out with setting up a smart home, or if you’re on a budget but wants the convenience at the same time, there’s a solution to turn your … Read more

Guide to Smart Water Heater Technology

Aquanta Networked Water Heater

Water is an integral part of our lives. Aside from being a bare necessity for survival, it is perhaps the single most important part of our daily living because we use it for domestic chores such as bathing, cooking, washing, and more. Over time, people have discovered that hot water is more … Read more

Interesting Natural Homes

Interesting Natural Homes

  It’s a certain fact that man, try as he might, just cannot compete with the beauty of the natural world. Instead, he builds his life upon and around it by creating dwellings which take advantage of nature’s beauty and uniqueness. While we usually think of homes and other buildings as being … Read more

Interesting Facts about Igloos

Interesting Facts About Igloos

  When we picture a wintry landscape and think about the people living there, igloos are usually the first dwelling option that comes to mind. While they might seem like extensions of the ice and snow, these shelters are actually quite useful and convenient for keeping their inhabitants out of the cold. … Read more

Interesting Facts about Japanese Houses

Interesting Facts about Japanese Houses

  There is a certain charm about Japanese homes. Their uniqueness and functionality mirror the Japanese centuries-old traditions combined with ingenuity. They are miniature Shinto shrines that are usually used when remembering deceased loved ones. Worship at the kamidana typically includes the burning of incense (commonly done during the morning hours) and … Read more

Most Unusual Homes in the World

Most Unusual Homes in the World

  We’ve all seen many different homes over the years, but there are always some that make our eyes bug out. Some people live in apartments, some live in mansions, while others make do with mobile homes. Still, there’s a certain kind of standard that all these types maintain, so you wouldn’t … Read more

Iconic Houses from Movies and TV Shows

Iconic Houses from Movies and TV Shows

  When a movie or a TV show becomes a hit, the locations and sets become as familiar to the viewers as the characters and plotline. In fact, many fans want some representation of a particular chair, couch, or the general setting of a particular show’s set. The orange couch in Central … Read more

History and Facts about Carpet

History and Facts about Carpet

  The interior of a home is made up of many different objects that help make it unique and interesting. Of all these, a clean carpet of all shapes and sizes could be a major influence in setting the tone of a room or even the whole house. Since this is such … Read more

Great American Historical Homes

Great American Historical Homes

  Every home around the world has a story. And here in the United States, some of these homes have a great history behind them that they deserve to be visited and explored. Tiles king Henry Chapman Mercer (1856-1930) built this castle-like abode, from 1908 to 1912. He designed it using reinforced … Read more

Classic Home Styles

Classic Home Styles

When you’re shopping for a house, it’s likely that you’re going to have some quick (re-) education on the home styles that have been popular since they first came to exist. Here are the classic home styles, where you can learn a bit about their history and important elements. Cape Cod-style houses … Read more