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Diverse Design and Architecture in Brasil : Juranda House

Juranda House comes from Apiacás Arquitetos and is located in Vila Beatriz, Sao Paulo, Brazil. The residence has 150 square meters and is a fascinating display of comfort, traditional design and cost efficiency. The architects tried to keep the construction budget to a minimum and ensure a great indoor-outdoor connection by making the building as […]

Freshome Reader Help: Advice for Home Office Layout

LUKESF: That’s my home office which is made on the former balcony. The main thing is how to properly arrange all storage & get some recreation space left (kinda read, watch a movie, doodle with feet up).  So far the only things which seem to be more or less certain are to make a workspace […]

6 Tips to Choose the Perfect Kitchen Tile

The kitchen is the one room in the house that can have several different types of tiles, in different applications, and they all will enhance your kitchen beautifully.  When choosing kitchen tile for your home consider where it is going to go first.  Glossy tile that goes on a wall will not be the same […]

Cabinet in Day and Lamp in Night : Wha Cabinet

If you are looking for an interesting cabinet then you should take a look at the Wha Cabinet. Designed by Tembolat Gugkaev, the cabinet is versatile closet that duals as a lamp. During the day, it’s a cabinet, and works as lamp at night. Dressed in curvy look with a color backlit shelves, these cool […]

Curved Table with Rotating Drawers by Nenad Kostadinov

This Curved Table with rotating drawers is called Push and Grab and it was designed  by designer Nenad Kostadinov this table is really useful for hiding stuff that you don’t need all the time and keep the living room more clean. The curved table has four rotating drawers that are supported by two cylinders, each […]

Impressive Tall and Narrow Home in Japan

Japan is known all throughout the world for its over crowded cities. This is why we were truly impressed to check out this ingenious crib which makes the most out of a very narrow site. The project comes from FujiwaraMuro Architects and is located in a city called Showa-cho. Being given that the construction lot […]

Polyhedron Habitable, Relaxation and Ingenious Design

Polyhedron Habitable is a charming tiny relaxation space from Colombian architect Manuel Villa located in Bogota, the capital city of Colombia. The owners of the home near by wanted a special miniature crib in their back yard where the parents and their small child could spend some time quietly. “Polyhedron Habitable” is meant to serve […]

5 Tips to Consider When Hiring a Housekeeping Service

The decision to hire a housekeeping or maid service is a personal one that has its pros and cons.  For some, the idea of strangers entering your home and cleaning is an invasion of privacy.  While others would argue that the time, energy, and peace of mind saved by having a cleaning service is well […]

CS House, Modern Design and Architecture in Portugal

Here is an interesting contemporary residence that caught our attention from Pitagoras Architects. Located in Guimarães, Portugal, this modern project had to be integrated within its unleveled landscape and “defeat its accentuated slope”. The residence has three floors, but only two of them are above ground. A strong indoor outdoor connection was the main objective […]

10 Best Free Online Virtual Room Programs and Tools

In our modern day of looking at home improvements shows, surfing architecture and interior design websites, and spending countless hours on planning our spaces we live each day, wouldn’t you love to plan them virtually first? There are computer programs that you can purchase, books and tutorials you can buy, or you can look at […]

Compact Home Overlooking the North Sea in Sweden

House Tumle is an unusual but fascinating compact crib from Johannes Norlander Arkitektur located close to Gothenburg, Sweden. The project was built in a residential area on a hill and is overlooking the North Sea. The total surface of the residence is 168 square meters and you can check out the building plans in the […]

Contemporary Residence with Spectacular Panoramic Views in Austria

What better building site for a contemporary residence than a mountain terrain overlooking a prestigious and beautiful city? Villa A,  designed by Najjar & Najjar Architects is an example of such building. Featuring spectacular panoramic views of Linz, also known as the capital city of Upper Austria, this home is one of the many architecturally […]

6 Key Elements to Designing a Beautiful Porch

Generations ago, the porch was the ‘living room’ of the home.  It was the social spot to converse with neighbors and watch kids as they played outside.  It was also a symbol of relaxation and taking time to enjoy life outside, rather than staying indoors.  As houses evolved families begun taking their activities inside and electronics replaced […]

“My Life in 80m²”, an Inspiring Small Crib

Our constant search for indoor solutions regarding the  interior design of small homes usually pays off big time. ‘My Life in 80m² is an ingenious residential living project meant to demonstrate that the size of a crib has little to do with the comfort and design quality it can provide. This idea comes from Italian […]

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