Steel Pergola Kits

Metal Pergola Kits

Metal pergola kits come in pre-determined sizes and shapes. While it’s possible to have some design input in terms of color, detailing and style of the columns, most homeowners go for the regular kits sold in stores. Pergolas are usually custom-built.  Most are made of wood, but aluminum and vinyl pergolas are growing in popularity because they longer and the can look good with very low or no maintenance at […]

outdoor pallet furniture

Outdoor Pallet Furniture

Outdoor pallet furniture can be used to maximize your outdoor space. One of the challenges of creating a living space outdoor is dealing with the weather and other elements. Regular furniture pieces don’t hold up very well to extreme weather changes. Wood for example easily rots and become brittle after constant exposure to extreme heat and rain. However, when you use wooden pallets, the damage won’t be as costly as […]

Manufactured Home Floor Plans

manufactured home floor plans

shipping container floor plans

Shipping Container Floor Plans

Creating shipping container floor plans can be challenging because of the limited space but designing and building your own home using shipping containers can be a lot of fun. It’s financially rewarding as well since the cost of housing and the building materials in shipping container homes are lower as compared to regular homes. Up-cycling is the trend and turning to shipping containers is a good way to cut costs. […]

container building

Container House Cost

Stockpiled shipping containers used as modular units for building homes are being praised for its eco-friendly nature. A lot would argue that the contribution to the environment isn’t much but David Cross from SG Blocks shares that one container has 8000 lbs of steel which will need 8000 kwh of energy to melt down while modifying it into something of higher and better use takes only 400 kwh of electrical […]

unique backsplash ideas

Unique Backsplash Ideas

A backsplash is the area behind a sink. It protects the wall from moisture and food splashes. Most backsplashes are part of the countertops and not until recently, they weren’t anything close to visually striking. More recently however, homeowners are using unique backsplash ideas to give the kitchen a unique feature. It’s a good place to create a focal point or it’s a good place to add color to the […]