Usually, when you see a photo of an open floor plan, it’s this spacious, modern design. The kitchen sits way off in the distance, large windows let in plenty of natural sunlight and there may even be space for multiple sitting areas. But just because you might have a smaller space, that doesn’t mean that […]
If your windows look old, it might seem like a no-brainer to just get them replaced, rather than rebuilding your windows. But it’s actually not a clear-cut issue. The fact is, not all homes would do well with brand-new windows. Older homes, in particular, tend to do better when the windows are custom rebuilt since […]
Beginning a new remodeling project can feel overwhelming. After all, there are so many details to consider that it can be hard to know where to start when it comes time to articulate a vision for your end product. With that in mind, we’ve brought you four questions to ask before starting your next remodeling […]
If there’s one design element that’s hard to get too much of, it’s a well-designed, enviable walk-in closet. If you don’t have a walk-in closet, odds are you want one. And if you have a walk-in closet, you might want inspiration on how to redesign it, organize it or remodel for a larger one. So […]
We polled our Freshome team to come up with the best, simplest ways to make even the smallest, most poorly lit spaces feel bright. Using these tips can help small spaces feel larger, dim rooms feel more energized and, ultimately, dark rooms feel brighter.
Zillow, the leading online marketplace for homes for sale, recently released their 2019 design predictions of what trends are in — and which ones are out. If you have plans to sell your house this year, you may want to take note.
We’ve talked a lot in this series about how architecture is often influenced by the styles that came before it. Nowhere is that truer than with the Monterey, or Monterey Colonial, home. This type of architecture combines French, Spanish and English styles. In fact it is so unique that it’s still sought after today. Let’s […]
In 2017, U.S. fire departments responded to 1,319,500 fires. In fact, according to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), a U.S. fire department responded to a fire every 24 seconds. There were 499,000 structure fires, and 72 percent of those structure fires occurred in home structures. Also, of the 3,400 civilian fire deaths in 2017, […]
You don’t want to find asbestos in your home. It’s not one of the 9 germiest places, and perhaps it’s not as widely-known as mold. However, this residential toxin can cause a variety of serious health problems. In this article we cover what asbestos is, why it’s so dangerous, where it’s located and how to […]