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Architect Spotlight: Ralph Gentile x Provence Cement Tile

Granada Tile

Another designer famed for his ultramodern, yet classic restaurant designs, Ralph Gentile chose Provence tile for the bar flooring in Morel’s French Steakhouse in Las Vegas.

Playlist of the Week – Snow Days

Architectural Ceramics

Week of January 13th, 2020. Anyone who has been to the DC area knows that it can deliver anything from warm 70 degree days to blizzards and icy roads – all in the same week! We are getting our houses ready to hunker down in when winter weather strikes.

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2020 Vision: Tile Trends to Look Forward to This Year

Garden State Tile Blog

A new year, a new decade, and yes – new tile trends! From bold colors and classic shapes to the latest advances in manufacturing, 2020 tile style offers a prime opportunity to create residential and commercial spaces unlike anything seen before.

Wifi vs Walls: Why Historic Homes Have Terrible Connections and How to Fix It

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If you live in an old or historic home, you may have noticed it can be difficult to get a WiFi signal, or certain rooms have almost no signal at all.

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Walk-in shower ideas that bring you a Zen feel

Trendir Magazine

We all know and love a standalone tub. However, for many, that is not an option. For those that want to relax and have a walk-in shower, we have put together a guide on how to create that Zen feel even with a walk-in shower.

A Decade in Colour III

Diary of a Tile Addict

The year 2016 was a big one for many reasons: the EU referendum, the American election, the Zika outbreak, continued terror attacks, we lost Prince, Bowie, and a host of other icons, Pantone released not one, but two colours of the year, and we saw the birth of Diary of a Tile Addict.

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Twin Cities Tile Spotlight: Porcelain Inspired by Ancient Architectural Traditions

Rubble Tile

We often find inspiration from the architecture and design of past eras and civilizations. With that in mind, Mediterranea has designed two porcelain tile collections that evoke the timeworn stone look of ancient Egypt and ancient Babylon. These collections, Giza and Babylon, portray the uniquely.

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How I Extended My Driveway – Reader Story

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Did you update your bathroom? Revamp your kitchen? Install new flooring? We would love to share your project, big or small! Send us what you did and our editorial team will consider it for our “My Fresh Home” series, which will be published every Thursday.

A Decade in Colour II

Diary of a Tile Addict

A rich take on hope, growth, and freshness was offered with Pantone’s 2013 shade Emerald. Much like 2010’s Turquoise, this natural stone inspired colour has long been present in building and decor.

Mid-century decor is back to takeover!

Trendir Magazine

Being one of the styles that has transcended throughout time- mid-century decor is quite the iconic movement and we are here for it! Not only is it an iconic movement, but its back to do a full takeover.

Eating Healthier: How Your Home Can Help This Year

JG Kitchens

Eating healthier — and losing weight as a result — is another of the most popular New Year’s resolutions, and another that’s tough to keep long term. In order to lose weight, you need to eat healthfully and exercise. You know that already, right?

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Ductless AC Buying Guide

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Ductless air conditioning units are a great alternative to installing new ductwork in older homes, which can cost upwards of $5,000 for larger homes.

A Decade in Colour I

Diary of a Tile Addict

Last year we made a point of highlighting the importance of colour as it was warmly welcomed back into the design world.

2020 Dining Room Trends – What to Expect

Trendir Magazine

We are knee-deep into the new year and trends continue to catch us by surprise. This time it’s the dining room’s turn. With the new year, we are looking at a very prominent trend that is- investment.

Case Study: Emulating Tobacco Barn Charm with Modern Building Materials

The A to Z of Building

Traditional tobacco barns owe much of their charm to the imperfection of wood. Built primarily in the 1800s, their exteriors have become weathered, creating a darkened appearance. Meanwhile, wood on

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Best Pella Replacement Windows

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

S_Photo / Shuttershock. Keeping a home comfortable in all seasons and weather conditions is the goal of every homeowner. This often means installing efficient HVAC systems, like furnaces and air conditioners.

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Keeping Up with Projects

Life of an Architect

I don’t write many of these sorts of posts … they are painful to put together even though I am happy enough to reflect upon the creative process while trying to evaluate if things turned out as good as I had hoped.

An Unforgettable Tour of HGTV’s Dream Home 2020

The Ace of Space

Last week I was invited to visit the HGTV’s Dream Home 2020, a sprawling Southern-style approximately 3,500-square-foot home on the highly sought-after destination of Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. This spacious home is located in the heart of the Hilton Head, a popular coastal destination, and one of my personal favorite places to vacation. Built […]. The post An Unforgettable Tour of HGTV’s Dream Home 2020 appeared first on The Ace Of Space Blog. HGTV Dream Home 2020

5 Tips for Keeping Your Driveway Maintained

Kitchen and Residential Design

As one of the most used areas of a property, driveways unfortunately tend to be overlooked when it comes to home maintenance, that is until they crack or stain.

How Incorporating Safety into Bedtime Routine Can Help Ease Your Child’s Anxiety

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Jose Luis Pelaez/Getty Images. These days, parents have a variety of tech and tools to help with bedtime routines. From sound machines and meditation recordings to aromatherapy and story time, these gadgets can help parents with children get their little ones to sleep. .

First Let Me Introduce Myself

Life of an Architect

I am very excited to announce that Andrew Hawkins, my partner in crime and podcast co-host, will start bringing his unique perspective to the written portion of Life of an Architect. Today we start with an introduction about Andrew's history, life, and personality.



The A to Z of Building

Gira, one of the world’s leading full-range suppliers of intelligent system solutions for building management exhibit at ARCHITECT@WORK, 2020: the exclusive trade event for architects and

Moving to Idaho? Here’s Insider Info About Boise’s Metro Area


Editorial credit: Checubus / If you’re thinking about moving to Idaho, you’re not alone. This roomy western state is one of the fastest-growing states in the US. If a move to the gem state might be in your future, keep reading to get a lay of the land.

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Goodman Heating and Cooling

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

Your return grills, or the covers on your vents, could be to blame for your A/C issues. Image: Mile Atanasov/Shutterstock. Goodman Heating and Cooling.

Mediacom Internet: Reviews, Pricing, & Performance

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

GaudiLab / Shutterstock. Mediacom Internet. Mediacom is one of the prominent Midwest and Southeastern internet service providers, available in 21 states and serving well over six million customers. Providing high-speed broadband internet through a cable network, Mediacom offers six internet packages along with digital cable TV and phone services.

Peab Builds Senior Living in Hudiksvall

The A to Z of Building

HälsingeBygg, a Peab Group company, has been commissioned to build Håsta senior living in Hudiksvall. The customer is Hudiksvall Municipality and the contract is worth SEK 125 million.


Peab Builds Apartments in Borås

The A to Z of Building

Peab has been commissioned to build apartments in the city district Regementsstaden in Borås. The customer is the municipal housing company AB Bostäder and the contract is worth SEK 194


Healthcare Sector to be Fastest Growing Market for Smart Building Technologies in the Next Five Years

The A to Z of Building

Global demand for connected equipment in the healthcare sector is forecast to increase at a rate almost 2 percentage points higher than the market average for the overall smart building market, with a