Category Archives: Architecture

Choosing a Roof Color

When it comes to choosing interior colors for our new home, I have little trouble knowing exactly what I want.

Choosing a roof color, however, is trickier!  I definitely know that we want a white house.  But when it comes to the roof, I am lost.  I have been obsessing over shingle samples for several weeks now.  Up close, they all look very similar.  And pictures are not accurate representations of what the shingles look like in person.  Basically, I have narrowed it down to off-black, dark gray, and light gray.  Here are some example inspiration pictures of what I like in each color.  Continue reading Choosing a Roof Color

Farmhouse Inspiration

It really is daunting to design a home from scratch.  There are so many possibilities, and beginning with a blank slate can be intimidating.

But beginning with a blank slate can also be PERFECT IN EVERY WAY!  Because you can design a home exactly how YOU want it!

After searching far and wide for the perfect house plan, we discovered that there just wasn’t something out there that met all of our needs and our aesthetic desires.  Many houses came close, but there was always something not quite right about the design (usually on the inside).  So, we rolled up our sleeves and got to work combining elements of many homes we loved.  Continue reading Farmhouse Inspiration

Home Designer Architectural 2012 Review and Screenshots

Shortly after we closed on our land purchase we began dreaming about what our future home might look like.  We tried sketching out plans on paper and we tried some free online options but we usually just ended up frustrated and irritable after a short session of working on our new home design.

I finally decided we should consider investing some money in a decent home design application for our computer.  I did the research, starting with Continue reading Home Designer Architectural 2012 Review and Screenshots