As a young couple you often dream of having your own house but getting to actually design and build it the way you want is even more wonderful. Of course, there’s the financial issue. But, as the owners of this beautiful new house proved, you can build yourself a wonderful house on a budget.
It’s the time-old conundrum, when you spy an old chair that you love but that needs some TLC: Do you pass it up because it needs some work, or do you buy it and learn how to reupholster it? Let me help make the answer to that question a little easier: You reupholster it yourself.
With a little imagination and some clever thinking, anything can be recycled or re-purposed. Use a cup as a pencil holder or a door as a tabletop. Some ideas come to mind more easily and some are just obvious. Others, however, require you to be very ingenious. Here are some projects that show you how to find new ways of using items you didn’t even know could be recycled.
Midori Uchi is a modern residence located in North Vancouver and it’s one of Canada’s greenest homes designed by Naikoon Contracting & Kerschbaumer Design. In fact, it has three different levels of green certification including LEED Canada for Homes Platinum rating and Built Green Canada Platinum and it actually produces more energy than it consumes.
The fireplace is one of those accent features that always make a house feel cozy, no matter where you place it or how it looks. Sure, it’s great to have a cozy living room or bedroom, but what about the outdoor spaces? Doesn’t your patio deserve the same treatment? Here are some wonderful fireplaces with modern designs, created specifically for this type of spaces.
This terrace is surely nice to have, especially if you enjoy the company of your friends. Invite them over and spend some quality time in front of the fireplace.