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We like to think that every article on Freshome has a little “best of” integrated within. But we know how much you enjoy design lists, so we created a category especially for them. There is a little bit of each section on our site represented in the fascinating lists below. It is here that you will find a large dose of inspiration, condensed in the most popular posts on our website based on your Facebook shares (published on a monthly basis), or in the “30 ways-on-how-to” articles which we guarantee you will love.

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Central Heat, Oil, Wood : What’s Best For Heating Your Home?

  • wood burning stove fireplace
  • living room fireplace
  • all season room porch
  • modern open floor plan

For a few months throughout the year, more or less depending on your geographical location, heating your home is essential. It is possible that the type of heating source for your home has already been decided. However, if your home needs a new heating source, or you are building a new home, you have a […]

How to Know if a Career in Architecture is Right for You

  • white painted vaulted ceiling
  • elegant dining room
  • modern architecture
  • modern white house glass

Your current career path may be a mistake, here’s why:  It takes time to know what you love, and even more time to know what you’re willing to love for the next 30 to 40 years. A career is a commitment—and we usually commit to the wrong thing, realizing when it seems too late to […]

How To Create Your Own Japanese Garden

  • small japanese style garden
  • sustainable garden
  • rock garden
  • garden gate

Wouldn’t it be nice to have a place to relax and feel peaceful—maybe even downright Zen? That is exactly what happens when you create your own Japanese garden. Japanese gardens are created to be spaces of meditation and reflection. What began as a space made for Japan’s ruling elite to find calm within the storm […]

How Future Commuting Patterns Affect Architecture

  • highways
  • train station
  • transit station design
  • people at transit station

The world we live in is a busy place, and all signs point to it just getting busier. These days, it seems that everybody is on the run and on the list of priorities; careers seem to take a top position. As superior technology leads us into a revolution of seamless communication worldwide, human beings […]

10 Signs That You Should Become an Architect

  • cedar shingle home
  • natural stone traditional home
  • stone kitchen white marble
  • modern wood home pool

Can you juggle?  We hope so because you need to juggle a lot of things if you want to be an architect. Architects are not just designers, they are dreamers and doers. There is a unique mind inside the head of an architect that is magically able to juggle numbers, lines and angles, along with […]

10 Signs That You Should Become An Interior Decorator

If you hate your job, then you are among 70% of the populous. According to Gallup there are many more people unhappy with their career choice than those that are happy. That’s a staggering statistic! If you are part of the 70% that are miserable at work, you might want to consider a career change. […]

How Your Window Rating Label Is Costing You Money

Let’s be honest, when in the market for new windows, odds are the bulk of your focus is on finding the perfect balance between aesthetics and price point. Many of us barely sneak a glance at the window rating label, if at all. In fact, it’s not uncommon to hardly acknowledge that such a label […]

How Modern Highways Are Affecting Our Homes

As the population continues to grow, people have no intention of slowing down. Transportation is the ticket between point A and point B. In order to keep up with a growing number of people who are on the go in urban spaces, highways have to expand and change. When highways are added or reconstructed, the […]

How To Photograph Your Home Like A Professional

There are several different reasons a person may have for wanting to take a fantastic, magazine-worthy photograph of their home. A recent remodel or renovation has possibly left you breathlessly impressed with your own creative skill and now it’s time to share the final result with the virtual world. Perhaps,  you’re reaching out to an […]

What French Interiors Can Teach Us About Decorating

It is common knowledge that the French have a special je ne sais quoi when it comes to fashion and style. Simply put—Parisians know how to dress. We are not sure why they have been blessed with such talent, but it seems that the French not only know how to dress themselves, but they also know […]

10 Architectural Photography Tips To Get The Ultimate Shot

Architectural photography, whether classic or contemporary, can be both rewarding and challenging. Figuring out how to get the ultimate shot isn’t always easy, even though you try, try, and try again. There are a lot of factors that play into getting the ultimate shot — some controllable and some not — so here a few […]

What Does Your Home Say About You?

Are you adventurous? Well-travelled? Creative? These are personality traits that, in a sense, can be written on your walls. So, what does your home say about you?  There’s a reason that the saying, “Home is where the heart is” resonates with people as a commonly accepted expression. No matter where your life takes you, home […]

10 Ways to Make Your Home Look Elegant on a Budget

Having a high-end looking home can be difficult, especially if you have a tight decorating budget. Fortunately, there are ways – even on a budget – that you can get the high-end look you dream of. Interior designers have shared a few secrets over the years that have given homeowners some insight on how they […]

10 Ways To Create Your Own Meditation Room

Imagine having a room in your home that heals your mind, body and soul?  Wouldn’t it be amazing to have a special room inside (or outside) of your home that’s devoted to peace, tranquility and your emotional well-being? A room that allows you to escape the daily stresses of life and connect with a higher […]

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