From his quaint Colonial-style childhood home in Brookline, Massachusetts, to the huge mansion in Bronxville, New York; the winter getaway in Palm Beach, Florida; the classic townhouse in Georgetown, D.C.; and the summer home in Hyannisport, Massachusetts; President John F. Kennedy set the tone for stylish and luxurious residences.
Looking for house plans with stylish kitchen designs? Thinking about making some possible renovations to your current home? Today’s modern kitchen is an exciting mix of cutting-edge technology with more traditional layouts that emphasize open communication and enjoyment. It might be the perfect solution to all of your family’s needs.
As the laundry room steps out from the shadows into the mix to become a modern home design elements, architects and homeowners face the question of location. Should it be in the basement, in the garage, near the bedrooms upstairs, or on the main level? Here are reasons to consider the latter.
From their beginnings during the “gold rush” of the 1800s, the Painted Ladies endured earthquakes, the hardship of wars, the postwar modernist “urban renewal,” and a Victorian renaissance. The Victorian homes stand today as a colorful witness to the perseverance of graceful architecture, beautiful design, and great workmanship in housing.
While current design trends have veered away from opulent residences, traditional large house plans – such as Craftsman, European, French, Country, Ranch, and Contemporary – feature elegant, attractive and stylish architectural elements. Definitely not McMansions, 3,500-4,000 square-foot home plans can accommodate the lifestyle and needs of a growing family.
How high should you go with the ceilings in your new home? As priorities shift, the sense of space and aesthetics provided by high ceilings take precedence over higher construction, heating, and cooling costs. So if budget is not an issue, go with what you find appealing and attractive.
The Boston, Massachusetts, family home of Paul Revere – silversmith, war veteran, entrepreneur, and well-remembered figure of the American Revolution – was originally built over 300 years ago and still stands today. It is one of the oldest buildings in the region, and one of the first historical houses in the country.
Some of the most popular – and most enjoyable – home landscaping features involve the use of water in one way or another. While incorporating water into your landscape architecture might sound overly complicated and costly, it’s actually much easier – and more rewarding – than you might think.
For many homeowners, the coming of warmer weather means enjoying time outside on a cozy and inviting patio, porch, or deck. Color, furniture, outdoor kitchens, outdoor fireplaces, and more all go into creating a relaxing space for you and your family to enjoy. But which space is best for you?
Add a dash of splash to your bathroom with a fascinating and eye-catching floor finish. Go all out with porcelain and ceramic tiles, marble, engineered wood, natural stone, vinyl, or colorful new designs in mosaics. Whatever you choose, you can create an amazing and sparkling atmosphere in your home.
It takes some time and effort, but post-winter yard cleanup is essential to ensuring that the outdoor areas of your home are safe and ready to use as you welcome warmer weather. Follow these tips for spring home yard cleanup to whip your yard, patio, and more into shape.