If you’re looking for some great basement remodeling ideas, you’ve come to the right place. When was the last time you spent any quality time in your basement? If you’re like most people, the answer is probably “never”. It’s not something to be ashamed of, most people simply use their basements as a place to store things they aren’t currently using, and only go down there to add more stuff to the collection of unused junk.
What most people don’t think about though, is that the basement is a large, open room, roughly the same size as the first floor of their house. People often aren’t very efficient with their usage of space in the basement, as they assume they won’t use it for anything else and just let their stuff spread out. Continue reading →
The Craftsman style home was a revolution in American architectural design, and they were built all over the nation between 1905 and 1930. In the late part of the twentieth century, the Craftsman home became popular again, with architects restoring older Craftsman houses and building new replicas. Like many design elements of the Arts and Crafts period, the Craftsman home is a work of art as well as a functioning dwelling. The Craftsman home has a distinctive style which is instantly recognizable to architecture students, contractors, and aficionados of the Arts and Crafts movement.
The Craftsman home was popularized by several designers, including Gustav Stickley, Charles Sumner Greene, and Henry Mather Greene. All of these men were iconic figures in the Arts and Crafts movement, and the Craftsman home became a natural extension of the furniture and art they created. The Craftsman has its roots in the bungalow, a low slung, comfortable home which originates in India. Continue reading →