What is Modern Interior Design?

Modern Interior Design

 

Knowing if you like modern decor is really easy.  Just ask yourself these questions:  Do you like clean lines with free space?  Do you enjoy seeing neutral colors alongside primary colors?  How about using things like wood, stainless steel and natural stone in your home?  If you like a clean, simple and calming interior, then modern interior design is the style for you.  If you want to know more about modern home remodeling trends or how to define the term modern in the decorating world, just continue below and read all about it. Continue reading

What is Modern Exterior Design?

Modern Exterior DesignWhen people think of designing or decorating a home – inside or out, they usually tend to ask themselves what types of styles they prefer.  Personally for me, I love modern styles.  But, for someone else they may like country Chic, French Country, Traditional, Art Deco, etc.  There are literally over a dozen different classified styles so you have plenty to choose from.  But, if like me, you love modern, you might think that placing modern touches inside the home is the only way to design.  But, that’s not true.  In fact, many of the things you see on the exterior part of a home can be classified as modern.  When most people think of modern styles they think of glass, natural stone, natural wood, clean lines, lots of space, etc.  These “items” are all good for outdoor space or indoor space.  But, when it comes to the exterior of your home, you might need a few specific ideas (beyond just words).  Thankfully, you’ve come to the right place.  If you want to know what modern exterior design is, just continue to read below for some cool ideas where I’ll be looking at homes and giving you a few exterior details and descriptions on modern homes. Continue reading

Design Trends for a Small Backyard

Trends for a Small BackyardSome people think that if they have a small backyard, it automatically means that their yard has to be cheesy, chintzy or that they can’t design it at all.  But, that’s just not the case.  One of the things you want to look for are articles just like this one to help give your ideas and instill some creativity inside of you to help you when it comes to designing your small backyard – it doesn’t matter if you have a single family home, duplex, or even shared housing, the ideas below are great ones to use if you have a smaller area to work with.  The number one key to remember when it comes to a small space, is to not over crowd it with items, this just makes it appear even smaller, and it gets hard to move around in. Below you will see a number of tips that are circled around home remodeling trends and designs. Continue reading

Pet Friendly Backyard Design

Pet Friendly Backyard DesignIf you have dogs, you probably have dreams of them frolicking around the backyard, with plenty of water, fun toys, and seeing that smile on their face that shows how excited they are to be outside.  Dogs are, after all, outdoor creatures.  But, it’s not like you can just let them out and hope for the best – well you can, but I doubt he or she will have much fun!  If you want to really make a special place for you and your dog to play and have fun, you have to create a pet friendly backyard and in order to do this, you need to read the blog below for some amazing ideas that Fido is just going to love! Continue reading

Child Friendly Backyard Design

Child Friendly Backyard DesignIf you want your kids to be more active this summer, one of the best ways to go about this, is by creating a child friendly backyard!  Get them to put down the video games and go outside for once and enjoy not only the yard, but time with you as well.  If you want to do a great kids design for your yard, but you aren’t really sure where to start or you are looking for some fun ideas, continue reading below for some fantastic ideas.  These yard designs are not only innovative and fun, but they also might include things that you can bring your kids in on such as helping to build certain things, paint, design a few things, etc.  It’s a great way to get them involved more in the yard so it’s not just something you built for them without their input, it’s also something they helped with! Continue reading

How to Prepare the Backyard for Summer

Prepare the Backyard for summerWith summer (finally!) approaching, it’s a good time now to start putting together a to-do list to get started on spring cleaning for your backyard.  This can be a little to do list such as raking old leaves away, pruning the bushes, or even cleaning off the deck and side of the house with a pressure hose or it can be a little more expansive such as bringing out the lawn furniture, putting up new foundations to keep the summer heat away and add a little shade, or even repainting the deck!  Here we will do a little bit of both with the to-do list below. Continue reading

Water Slides and Other Pool Add-Ons

Backyard pool WaterslideFirst, you dreamed of owning your very own, glistening backyard swimming pool. And then you got it. You and your family enjoyed it for awhile, but pretty soon, your kids stopped inviting their friends over, and you just stopped swimming in it altogether. Something wasn’t quite right. Sure, your kids may still take a dip every now and then, but lately you’ve been saying to yourself, “Hmm, something’s missing. What could it be?” The answer? Add-ons! Seriously, without an entertaining water slide, a relaxing fountain, or a cool pool-side bar and grille, your pool can sometimes seem like a gargantuan hole in your backyard that you pumped about a thousand dollars worth of water into. So now that you know what’s lacking, what do you do about it? Simple… you create a backyard living space that includes all the add-ons your pool’s been missing all these years… with all that extra stuff that’ll turn your pool from a ho-hum hole in your yard to a rousing resort that feels like your very own vacation spot right outside your door! Continue reading