Indoor Pool and Hot Tub Ideas: Swim With Style At Home!

Swimming is one of the most popular pastimes of people across the world. Whether it’s swimming for exercise, for sport, or for leisure, there is something highly enjoyable about being in the water. Everybody enjoys time spent in swimming pool. But during some of the harsher weather conditions, it can be difficult to enjoy the activity. Most outdoor pools tend to close for winter, preventing you from being able to enjoy the pool the way you want. The best way to ensure that you can swim year-round is by investing in an indoor pool and hot tub. Building [...]

Fireplace Fundamentals: 13 Fireplace Ideas to Spark Up Your Home

Sebring Design Build One of the most versatile and diverse decorating materials in the world, tile, is used to enhance and accent the home in several different ways. Aside from its great practical uses, tile also makes for a splendid addition to an otherwise monotone room. If you’re invested in a renovation or remodeling project, take a minute to think about an aspect of the home that you may not have thought about: The fireplace. How can the fireplace surround be decorated and expanded upon to earn higher value when the project is complete? One of the most [...]

31 Wonderful Hallway Ideas to Revitalize Your Home

Hallways. You probably don’t think much about yours. Often, they’re simply a windowless walkway. A straight line, to get from point A to point B. It’s not a place you generally linger, like your kitchen island or family room sofa. There’s no place to sit down. Nothing to look at. What if instead of a closed-off corridor, it was a gallery, a library or even an architectural highlight of your home? Hallways can do more than connect rooms, they can reflect you, the homeowner. How they reflect you depends on the size of your hallways and your [...]

10 Brilliant Ideas that Modernize Rustic Style

There’s nothing wrong with a completely modern home, but not everyone wants to feel like they live in a spaceship. Below are some simple rustic enhancements that you can make to your modern home to give it a warm and comfortable feel while still maintaining that new modern look. Talk with your contractor to get more information about these unique rustic designs and ideas and you too will be able to add many of the enhancements to your own home. Ward-Young Architecture & Planning 1. Copper Roofing Talk with a roofing contractor about having copper [...]

Why You Should Be Making Your Home More Porous

“Why would I want my home to be porous?” you may ask. You probably have never considered the porosity of your home, unless you had a roof leak or a cold draft. And, in those situations, you would rather your home were less porous. So, why am I suggesting ways to make it more porous? In our residential design-build firm, we have created a way of articulating design that we call Transitions. This is about creating transitions in the home, largely to the natural world. This way of talking about design was inspired by studies showing that people [...]

Bold & Trendy Tile Options to Get Excited About

It’s a new year and that means new trends-- which is guaranteed to have plenty in store for us. Tiled floors have always been a huge part of the interior design world and we don’t see any sign of this slowing down, especially with so many upcoming tile trends predicted for the next 12 months. Here are just a few of our favorite bathroom and kitchen floor tile trends that we expect to be top of the list: Lane Lamerson Interiors Inc. Patterned Tiles Geometric and encausted tiles first began to appear in public spaces in [...]

Mantel Ideas for a Warm & Cozy Fireplace

The fireplace mantel is where we show off what is best about our home. There are so many fireplace mantel ideas out there to choose from.  No doubt, it’s a popular spot for family photos and quintessential annual school pictures. Yet it also highlights our personal taste, acting as the anchor for a cherished piece of artwork, one-of-a-kind decor from a favorite vacation spot, or a stately mirror that reflects all that is good in your home. Fireplace mantel decor reflects our style and substance all at once. Here are a few mantel decorating ideas to get you started. [...]

Murphy Beds Dimensions & Design Ideas

New Murphy bed design ideas and a good variety of Murphy beds dimensions have introduced so many new opportunities for multi-purpose rooms.  There are so many creative ways to re-introduce Murphy beds back into the life of the modern home. Believe it or not, Murphy Beds have been around for over a century. They were originally invented by William Lawrence Murphy. Back in the roaring ‘20's, they were highly advertised by hotels as a symbol of luxury and wealth. Eventually they dropped in the ranks of popularity and became treated as an old afterthought. These space-saving beds once [...]

Tile Pattern Ideas & Tile Sizes For All Home Styles

Tiles have always been essential in home design. This is most likely due to the versatility and durability of the material. Tile can virtually be laid throughout your entire house from living room to bedroom and from floor to ceiling. If you’ve been thinking about doing some remodeling to add some tile work to any part of your house, we’ve come up with a list of tile patterns and designs you can choose from. We help a lot of our clients with the design process, and one of our favorites is coming up with patterns that match the [...]

Exciting Flooring Tile Trends You Need to Check Out

Floors are a home necessity but flooring deserves more than just shoe soles, or bare feet. It’s time to give them the magic touch! Of course, the most important aspects of any kind of flooring is that it’s sturdy, durable, and can sustain the messes that happen at home. But, let’s take practicality for granted. Style must ALWAYS be considered…and this year it’s so easy with the exciting trends in the tiling world. Wood-Look Tile Wood-look flooring is in HUGE demand right now and for a good reason! It’s available in a variety of colors, [...]