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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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How To Avoid Mistakes When Renovating

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  • grey steel kitchen
  • home bar
  • pool and wood deck

Renovating. The word alone conjures images of messy, dust-filled rooms. Think of kitchen renovations where the stove, fridge and dishwasher have been pulled out and placed in the middle of the TV room—optimal for entertaining guests, right?  Even worse, bathroom renovations where your entire family of five is forced to share ONE bathroom while the […]

Why a Class in Communications is a Must for Architects

  • traditional formal dining room curtains chairs floors
  • kitchen dining windows curtains fabrics
  • meditearrean home stucco garden
  • modern dining room table chairs

Ever felt like nobody gets you? Are you the one with all the great ideas, if only you could get others to open their ears and listen?  What is it about that guy/gal at work? You know who we’re talking about—the one who makes a room fall silent, all ears on them, everyone listening, nodding, […]

10 Things Every Architecture Student Needs to Know Now

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  • stone entry modern
  • modern stairs glass window wall cork flooring
  • mediterrean home

Do buildings speak to you?  Not literally, of course, but are you always admiring the curves, shape and body of architecture, imagining what the designer was trying to convey through its shape? If so, perhaps the study of architecture is something for you to pursue. But wait— there is a lot more to studying architecture […]

10 Things I Wish My Realtor Would Have Told Me

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  • blue modern dining room
  • outdoor porch built-in patio
  • modern floor plan windows lights

Ah, home ownership—the dream we all chase. Owning your own home is freeing, but it certainly catapults you quickly into the adult world of bills, brokers, and banking. There are so many things to know before buying a home, and even if you have owned and sold homes in the past, there may be things […]

10 Classic Misconceptions of Architects

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  • bathroom floors sink shower windows
  • modern kitchen wood windows
  • exterior architecture

When you think of an architect, what is the first thing that comes to mind? We bet it is one of these top ten classic misconceptions that we have compiled below. While every profession contains certain stereotypes (and some may be valid), architects tend to be right up there with engineers when it comes to […]

How Modern Transit and Highways Affect Property Values

BEEP! BEEP! Do you hear that everyday? Whether you are hurrying along your daily commute, or whether you live adjacent to a busy highway— the stress and noise of modern transit seem unavoidable. While new highways are great for commuters, they are not so great for those whose homes are impacted by traffic and noise […]

Why Mix And Matching Is Important In Your Interiors

All lot of the time, people are hesitant to mix and match, especially when they are new to the world of interior design. They worry that in doing so, they will take their meticulously planned space from a pulled-together, polished room to a sloppy mess. If that scenario sounds familiar, don’t worry. You are far […]

How to Decide Between Hiring an Architect or a Designer

The big question is: What’s the difference? You want a new home from top to bottom, so who do you hire— An architect? An interior designer? Or both? Few people realize that many designers have some knowledge and training in architecture, similarly, many architects have knowledge and training in design. While both these professions revolve […]

How To Identify Toxins In Your Home

The idea of identifying toxins in your home can be scary. Especially with all the media hype that seems to occur around so-called “toxic materials” that may cause cancer our other illnesses. It only makes sense that you would want to keep your family safe and healthy. Luckily, there are a few things you can do […]

What Elegance in Design Means in 2015

Once upon a time, an elegant home was filled with flamboyance, layers of fabrics, and passementerie. Those homes with stratums of accessories all matched to perfection seem outdated in our modern world. For one, we don’t really have the time to fuss with all those matched sets, making everything look magazine-perfect. And secondly, even if […]

How to Become (and stay) a Successful Interior Designer

It’s not all fabrics and fun. Unfortunately, some enter into the field of interior design with little knowledge  of what the daily grind of a designer is really like. While part of the job certainly involves playing with fabrics, colors and furniture design, there is also a whole other level to interior design that may […]

Why Office Walls Are Crumbling in 2015

Workplaces are on the move—literally.  We have seen the trend tiptoeing into our daily office life for some time now, but it seems 2015 may be the year of the complete office overhaul.  The original open office concept was conceived in the 1950’s by a team in Hamburg, Germany—they thought it would facilitate communication. With […]

10 Ways To Give Your Home A Subtle Luxurious Feel

As the old saying goes, every man’s home should feel like his castle. However, these days it seems like castles are only seen in storybooks and on big-budget reality TV shows. It doesn’t need to be that way. We want to bring that luxury back into your home. When you develop your home’s design, remember […]

The Importance of Texture in Interior Design

You know how sometimes you can just look at a room and know that something is missing? All the components of a complete design are there – color scheme, furniture, décor items – but the entire room just feels a little flat. If this scenario feels familiar, you are not alone and we might just […]

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