More Than Hot Cocoa: 4 Tips for a Cozy Cabin Aesthetic

It’s simple really. All you need is a cup of cocoa and a warm fire to feel like you’re in a cozy cabin in the snowy mountains… right? Sure, as long as you close your eyes! But what if you want your home to offer that cozy cabin feel even before the fire is lit and the smell of rich …

Vacation Rental is the Next Big Thing in Real Estate

As one of the highly contested topics in the realm of business, real estate continues to blossom. Its unique entrants such as vacation rentals dominate discussions. Currently, the global vacation market is at its peak, recording USD 87.09 billion as of December 2019. Experts also predict the industry will grow at a compound growth rate of 3.4% from 2020 to 2027. …

4 Benefits of Using Real Wood for Your Remodeling Business

If you run a remodeling business, you will be required to make wood choices for your clients. You can go with engineered, artificial, or real wood. From experience, you know that there is a difference between these wood types, despite them looking nearly the same. We recommend that you go with natural wood for your remodeling business projects due to …

Modern and Sustainable Design in Apartment Complexes

Apartment complexes are built with livability in mind. Recently, they added modernconveniences combined with sustainable features. Here are five modern and sustainable designfeatures that capitalize on what people want inside and outside of the units. Access to Community Gardens in Apartment Complexes Many people are turning towards community gardens as an alternative way to get their produce,socialize and enjoy the …

Redesigning Modern Education

Most modern education facilities have hard linoleum floors and bland, featureless furniture,valued only for its functionality. But have you ever imagined a school in the clouds? For thedesigners at X+Living, when they began planning the Zi Ling Changxing kindergarten inHuzhou, China, that was their goal. Construction The construction experts completed this private, 137,000 square foot school in 2021. When youstep …

How to Stop Strong Wood Features From Overwhelming Small Spaces

Small spaces can both be a charm and a challenge at times. When you cram all your worldly possessions, the room can feel confining and uncomfortable. Robust wood features such as furniture can overwhelm a tiny space if improperly used. This can be a great deal of discomfort.  Therefore, today we’ll discuss some great tips you can utilize to stop …

Hidden History – Surprising Renovation Finds

Every building carries its history within its walls, and every house has a story to tell. Have you ever walked through an old house and thought to yourself, “What if these walls could talk”? Well, some homeowners who’ve done a renovation can tell you that sometimes, they DO.  When a homeowner decides to renovate an older home, there’s a good …

6 Construction & Architecture Trends for 2022

Construction and architecture trends are very fluid. What is trendy today may be outdated in a month or two. Interestingly, most of this year’s trends were repetitions of 2019 and 2020. After COVID, people followed their hearts and became more authentic. We live in uncertain times, and in the quest for sustainability and cost-effectiveness, architects look for new materials and …

Choosing the Right Wood Features for Your Small Space

Dark wood with overly emphasized grain striations can overwhelm small spaces when overused. However, this has been the go-to wood décor option for many over the decades. So many contemporary designers have opted for dark wood for interior design. The dark wood decor will add a sense of drama and sophistication to a room, but it can take over and …