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Found 6 blog entries for February 2017.

Washitsu: traditional Japanese room design and interior architecture

For some, there is nothing quite as beautiful as traditional Japanese culture and architecture (Washitsu). It is a style that evokes a sense of serenity and peace with its simplistic design and seamless harmony with nature. It is a style that, even in today’s modern era, still persists in many homes over in Japan. But, how about here in a western style home? Is there a way to convert a room in your home from our western style to that of ancient Japan?

Eastern Style in your Western Home

There are only a few construction companies around the nation that build Japanese style homes. However, if you were to only want to convert a single room to be Japanese, then you may…

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In the last article about wallpaper and painting we talked about reasons why you would want to avoid using traditional paint and wallpaper in your new home. These included the bland nature of monochrome paint schemes, the commitment to a specific wallpaper, and so on and so forth. There are many more reasons why one would want to shy away from the traditional painting and wallpaper. (Besides, if you decide to do anything other than monochrome when it comes to color, you are in for a lot of time and effort on your part). So, to get around these problems, we have come up with another list of paint and wallpaper alternatives that you might like to use in your new Boise home.

Floor to ceiling photographs

This idea is very closely related to the…

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All of our homes are built basically the same; there is deviance from the traditional structure of walls, doors, windows, and roof. After the basics are put into place then comes the fun part of making your house your very own home, and included in all of the many decisions is how you are going to heat it! A wood burning stove just might be the ideal addition to your home, and here are a couple of reasons why!

There is a big difference to the research needed for using a wood burning stove as your main source of heat versus adding a stove to your home as an alternate heat source. If this stove is your primary source of heat, the work can be very extensive. Essentially it would be a tradeoff of time to money, as you could potentially save quite…

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There are many reasons to want your home to be well lit. A well-lit home is alluring, functional, homey, and even gives its living spaces a brighter and cheerier atmosphere to boot! So, for those whose homes are not lit to their satisfaction, increasing the amount of light a particular room has can be a pretty high priority. However, not everyone can just call up and electrician and have them wire up a brand new ceiling light, so we need to think more creatively. How can we brighten up our rooms without wiring up new fixtures? Well, today, that is what we are going to show you— here are 5 tips to maximize your home’s lighting without wiring up new lights!

Tip #1: Buy brighter bulbs

The bulbs you use in your home have a lot of sway in the…

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Is your bedroom bland and blah? If so, you may be suffering from a sincere need to sweeten up your sleeping place. Often times, the main areas of the home are the focus of our interior design escapades. This can leave the bedroom- a place where many people spend several hours of their day- in a permanent state of boring color and design. It makes sense, of course. The bedroom is not on display as frequently as the kitchen, living room, and other such areas. However, injecting some visual flavor into the bedroom can be a great way to help you feel more at home. One of the best ways to do this is by painting and changing up the color scheme in your space. In the following paragraphs, we will talk about the best colors and combinations for a bedroom…

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This article is for educational purposes only

Hidden rooms, secret doors, and bunkers— you’ve probably seen them on movies, TV, or in other media, but have you ever considered building one in your own home? Over the past few years, what seemed like something that was purely fictional is now an actual possibility for your own home. Thanks to advances in construction technology, almost anyone can have a secret room, a hidden door, a bunker, or a panic room in their home. In this article, we will talk about the 3 broad categories for unconventional rooms you can build in your home: secret rooms, bunkers, and panic rooms. We will talk about what makes a good one and what you will find if you were to go inside one. But remember, this article is for…

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