Tag Archives: Architecture

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Unique Staircase Decoration

Many people don’t think of including a staircase when planning considering the overall feel of their interior decor. Decorating a staircase offers a unique challenge, but the result can add a lot of character and charm to your home. The Overall Design Theme Before decorating the staircase, take a step back and consider your overall [...]
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Custom Home Building: More Bang for Your Buck

The American dream: home ownership. For many people, having the home of their dreams is something they feel is “out of reach.” Too often, families settle for a home they “like” instead of a home they really love. Before Buying a Home When it comes time to purchase a home, many questions abound: How long [...]
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Living Room Designs That Pop

Creating a natural focal point is one of the keys to great living room designs. If you don't have an architectural focal point in your living room, you can create one. Learn how to make your living room design really pop!
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So You Want to Build Your Own Home?

Have you ever considered building your own home? If so, read this overview to learn all the steps from foundation & framing, to plumbing, drywall, finish & more
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Tuscan Decorating Photo Gallery

Rafter Tales presents our Tuscan Home Decor Photo Gallery. See pictures of homes tastefully designed in the style of Italian Country and Tuscan Villa home interior design.
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Southern Living House Charm

Southern living homes are the ultimate in style, practicality and American architectural history. Learn more about Antebellum and Southern living house designs.
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A-Frame Home Architecture and Design Features

The first true A-frame house was built in 1957.
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Bungalow Home Architecture and Design Features

Bungalow style architecture has many offshoots. This style developed in the early 20th century and was heavily influenced by the architecture found in Indian summer homes. The Bungalow is defined as a small home, one and a half stories tall, with an affordable and efficient floor plan. Design wise, it can be influenced by almost [...]
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Tudor Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Tudor Revival homes first gained popularity in the late 1800s and are still commonly built today. Because it integrates many medieval elements, the style is sometimes called Medieval Revival. It’s also sometimes called Tudorbethan or Mock Tudor. Tudor Revival homes may be small in size like a medieval cottage or grand structures reminiscent of a [...]
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Colonial Revival Home Architecture and Design Features

Colonial Revival homes gained popularity in the late 1800s and remained popular through the mid 1900s. Colonial Revival architecture was heavily influenced by earlier Georgian Colonials and Federal style homes. This style is distinguished from the original Georgian Colonials by the elaborate front door, clustering of windows into groups, and addition of sun rooms or [...]