Think Architecture creates minimal hilltop house in Zurich

A cluster of stone and plaster-lined volumes form Think Architecture’s minimalist House in a Park, which sits on a hilltop in Zurich, Switzerland. The house is designed by local studio Think Architecture to “merge with the landscape” of its sloping-parkland site, located beside a forest overlooking Lake Zurich. It has two floors, with one embedded …

Choosing and Installing House Skylights for a Tiny House

My desire to teach people to build a tiny house comes from the joy and satisfaction I felt designing and building a tiny house for my son and daughter-in-law. Structural integrity is key, but I firmly believe that the home needs to be aesthetically pleasing as well as structurally sound. Open-able skylights (sometimes called “;roof …

Keep Your Smart Home Safe: Here’s What You Can Do Today to Secure Your Products

The Internet of Things (IoT) is transforming the way we live, work and play. You can find it in the fitness trackers you might be wearing to monitor step count and heart rate. Or the car you may be driving. But more than anywhere else, you”;ll see IoT at home in an increasing array of …

Antique furniture: How to choose a statement piece

Anyone who has perused an antique store knows that there are usually hundreds, if not thousands, of small items for sale. Often cheaper (but not always) there”;s something about purchasing a small antique piece that doesn”;t feel quite as intimidating as committing to something larger -; a dipping of the toes if you will. But …

What No One Tells You About Flipping Houses

Learn the secrets of house flipping. Image: Perry Mastrovito/Getty Images We love binge-watching house flipping shows while dreaming of tackling a flip of our own. House flipping can be fun, and sometimes profitable, but your favorite shows don”;t tell you everything you need to know before you jump into your first flip. Here”;s the lowdown …

Amazon Is Selling A DIY Guest House You Can Build In 8 Hours

Amazon sells pretty much everything you could possibly think of. Pickle-shaped pool floats. Kitchen tools that specifically slice bananas. The 1995 Jonathan Taylor Thomas vehicle Tom and Huck. Now, you can buy a DIY guesthouse on Amazon. Yes, you can buy a whole entire guesthouse on Amazon. The future is now and it includes free …

Relocating? Watch for these Neighborhood Red Flags

In a perfect world, every neighborhood would resemble Mayberry. Everyone would know each other by name and your next-door neighbor”;s yard would always look as manicured as your own. Unfortunately, there”;s no such thing as a perfect neighborhood and every zip code has its own pros and cons. Still, there”;s nothing worse than having home …