Christmas lighting can add to the joyful holiday festivities with houses decorated in all their splendor. Christmas lighting with brightly colored lights can make a beautiful house much more beautiful but it needs to be done right. We have all seen houses decorated with Christmas lights in such a way that make a nice house [...]
Hardiboard siding is NOT a replacement for cedar wood siding. Hardiboard siding is an ALTERNATIVE siding to cedar wood siding as are vinyl and aluminum sidings. Everyone hates or at least should hate the cheap ugly look of vinyl siding so hardiboard siding is a much better option. Although homes you have seen with hardiboard [...]
The use of fancy cut decorative shingles exploded with Queen Anne Victorian architecture. Although used in many locations, one of the most popular areas of use for these shingles was in the gable. The house to the right looks really great with these fancy cut decorative shingles in a colorful pattern but as nice as [...]
The McMansion is a large home guilty of allowing homeowners to feel and flaunt their wealth while showing their lack of taste.
It breaks almost every architectural rule there is. Learn what’s done wrong and recognize good from bad architecture. [Read more]
Accenting Victorian house colors is a good way to show off and allow viewers to appreciate the details and craftsmanship of Victorian architecture. The problem is that almost everyone agrees with this and tends to go overboard when painting their home. There are interesting architectural details that may seem Victorian to some people on all [...]