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Architectural Design
What do you think of when people say “wallpaper”? Most people get unpleasant images of old, ugly floral wallpaper that was in their grandmother’s home. Wallpaper has come a long way since your grandparents’ day though. Not only is it easier to apply and remove these days, but there are tons of fun patterns and...
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The New Year is usually met with a mix of sadness and relief, but this year everyone seems more than ready to see the end of 2020. As we enter 2021, let’s take a look at some of the popular home trends that will start to fade and disappear this year.   Modern Farmhouse The...
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5 Tips for Freshening Up Your Kitchen- Sina Architectural Design- Toronto Custom Home Builder
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and it’s arguably the most used room in a house. We often encourage people to opt for timeless design choices when building their custom home, but every style goes in and out of fashion. Whether you’re saving up for a full remodel, moving soon, or just want...
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When building a custom home, people tend to focus on the interior. While you might not spend much time looking at the exterior of your home, curb appeal can really impact home value. Window style plays a big role in determining a home’s style. One feature we often get asked about to boost curb appeal...
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The Dos and Don’ts to Feng Shui Your Bedroom- Sina Architectural Design
Feng shui is a Chinese practice that uses energy forces to harmonize people with their surroundings. Many people believe the key to a happy life is to live in a feng shui home. As custom home builders, we’ve been lucky enough to build entire homes according to feng shui. However, there are a few things...
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Understanding Load Bearing Walls and How to Identify Them- Sina Architectural Design
If you’re looking to remodel or build a home, chances are you’ve heard to term “load bearing” before. Understanding load-bearing walls are key to planning and designing any home plan or remodel. Here is what you should know about them, and how to identify if a wall is load bearing or not.   What is...
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Understanding Architectural Design: Colonial Homes- Sina Architectural Design
  Colonial homes are some of the most popular in North America. The style is most commonly found in the United States, but Canada has its fair share of Colonial-inspired homes as well. Colonial homes evolved from European influences, with each region of the US adding their own tweaks.   History As the name implies,...
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8 Commonly Misused Design Terms & What They Actually Mean- Sina Architectural Design
  When building a custom home, a lot of different terms get thrown around. For someone who doesn’t have a background in design or construction, it’s easy to get these words confused. Here is a quick guide to commonly misunderstood design terms and what they actually mean.   Modern vs. Contemporary These two terms are...
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Do Homeowners or Architects Own Home Design Plans?- Sina Architectural Design
  A lot of people don’t realize it before they begin to build a home, but there are a fair amount of legal matters involved in the process. One aspect that clients often ask us about is who owns the rights to a home’s architectural plans? The answer is a little complicated, so let us...
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A Guide to All the Different Styles of Windows- Sina Architectural Design
  When it comes to building a custom home, one element that can completely transform a house’s exterior and interior style are windows. Windows are vital to a home design, both in terms of aesthetic and practicality. They allow light to come in, help regulate temperature, add style, and help with ventilation. Windows are important-...
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