Architecture articles, tips & information

Your perfect summerhouse: What to do (and not to do)

There is just something lavish and lucrative about a cosy summerhouse located in a garden. Even if it’s just an ordinary, traditionally built little structure that’s not too big, having access to a summerhouse immediately tells everyone that you have…

07 November, 2018

​The homify guide to black walls

There are no prizes for guessing why white walls are so popular – because they help to visually open up spaces of all sizes and make them seem larger and lighter. Plus, it’s always easier matching your home’s furnishings and décor with white (or off-…

27 September, 2018

​8 common renovation mistakes most of us make

We’re not going to lie to you: renovation is tough. It’s all fine and well to daydream about a sleek new kitchen or a backyard extension where you can finally enjoy your new dining room (or whatever else it is you require from a home renovation proje…

13 September, 2018

How to modernise your house in 2018

Most of us already know that the kitchen and bathroom are the two main spaces to focus on should you want to increase your home’s value or get a buyer’s attention. But what if you’re perfectly happy living in your forever-home, yet feel that it’s not…

08 September, 2018

Time for a home update? Watch out for these remodel signs

If it’s not broke, don’t’ fix it. True, but sometimes we become so used to that broken thing that we start seeing it as normal. All the while, a fresh update is waiting around the corner to turn that broken space into something practical and stylish!…

03 September, 2018

​Kerb appeal: How to plan a driveway

When admiring someone’s house from the outside, what’s the first thing you see? The front yard? The façade walls? Well, for many people the layout and condition of a driveway speaks volumes about the homeowners and their commitment to beauty.

31 August, 2018

​Side extension ideas for your dream home

Finally decided that your dream home extension is turning into a reality? Congratulations! Now what?Chances are that you’ve probably already decided right from the start that your new side extension will become a bigger kitchen (or a guest bedroom, o…

24 August, 2018

​How to stick to your build budget

Planning is key, especially when it comes to high-cost projects like an extension, a kitchen makeover, or building a house from scratch. But even though no two building / renovation projects are the same, there is one thing that links up all of them:…

21 August, 2018

​10 exterior house design tricks you should know!

Life’s unique when it comes to picking homes – while we all want a spectacular structure that attracts attention (and envy), we also want our homes to blend in with their surroundings and the neighbourhood.

30 July, 2018

​Extra space and style: homify’s best loft room ideas

Apart from extensions, loft conversions are the best way to gain more interior space and functionality. Regardless of whether you require an extra bedroom, a study, or a play space for the kiddies, a loft extension is sure to be worth the effort and…

12 July, 2018