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Secondary Skin: A Shortcut to Improve the Appearance of Your Home Facade

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 Category: Exterior Designs

Tropical Home DesignSecondary skin functions like a filter to reduce direct sunlight exposure to the facade of the house. The result is the room which is protected by a secondary skin feels colder. The application of this secondary skin also makes the appearance of a fa├žade more interesting. Therefore, in order to install a secondary skin properly and smoothly, we should consider the following five points.
1. Expert consultation
Before planning to install a double facade, ask for advice to experts such as architects or contractors. Consult the design concept, materials, construction, until a …

Where to Build a Terrace for Your Home

Sunday, September 22, 2013 Category: Exterior Designs

Comfortable Terrace DesignHaving a house with limited area does not mean you neglect the presence of a terrace or porch at your home. From the health side, the presence of a terrace apparently has other benefits, which creates good air circulation as well as a medium for sunlight to enter the house.
Good air circulation and adequate sunlight in a house are very important to get the quality of life for all family members. With the presence of a terrace, a house will become more alive, because the heat and air from outside …

5 Examples of Beautiful Minimalist Facade Designs

Friday, September 6, 2013 Category: Exterior Designs

Modern Minimalist Exterior Home DesignMore and more people choose simple minimalist home designs due to the easy maintenance and the interesting design. Although it is simple, a minimalist home design keeps highlighting its facade design which become the front part of the house exterior.
Minimalist home architecture is indeed becoming a trend nowadays. The development of building materials also provides positive support to this design. If you are planning to build a home in a minimalist style, you can use the options of modern material such as lightweight steel for the roof and aluminum for …

Tips to Design a Safe Balcony for Kids

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 Category: Exterior Designs

Contemporary Wooden Balcony IdeaA balcony at home offers lots of fun for the homeowner since this space can be used as a relaxing place to gather with the family members. However, some people feel afraid to have a home balcony, especially those who have toddlers, since it can be dangerous for toddlers. Here we share several tips to make a comfortable balcony design which is safe for everyone, including your kids.

Make sure that the height of the balcony divider is more than 80 cm, the average height of a two year old toddler. …

What to Know when Building a Gazebo in Your Garden

Thursday, August 22, 2013 Category: Exterior Designs

A Wooden Gazebo with a PoolA gazebo in a garden could be a perfect place to gather with your family members while enjoying the evening view. To get the most of your quality time, the gazebo design be comfortable to use. Then, how to make a comfortable gazebo design? Here we share some tips on how to make a gazebo.
Materials
There are various materials that can be used to make a gazebo, such as wood, bamboo, metal, glass, or stone. Wood is the most common material used for a gazebo construction. For The roof materials, you …