House Design - Its Coffee Time is a site for people who like architecture, especially as it effects the homes we live in. We look at historical styles, architectural terms, fun facts and helpful information.

Feb 28, 2021


Texture adds interest and can effect how we feel about a house. It is felt as well as seen.

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Feb 28, 2021

Post and Beam; Timber Framing

Post and beam (aka timber framing) is an old construction technique that relies on mortise and tenon joint held together with wood pegs

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Feb 28, 2021

New Garage Doors as a Solution to the Garage Problem

New garage doors can restore balance, so that your garage no longer dominates your house

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Feb 28, 2021

Modernist Architecture

Modernist architecture was an attempt to do new things with new materials, to create a new world for a new man.

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Feb 28, 2021

What is an Airplane Bungalow?

An Airplane Bungalow is a type of bungalow with a pop-up second floor. Click here for pics of this style

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Feb 16, 2021

My Airbnb in Spartanburg, South Carolina

I moved to Spartanburg, SC, bought a Duplex, and converted it into an Airbnb

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Feb 14, 2021

In Which I Explain My Adventure in Airbnb Investing

I lease two apartments out on Airbnb. Soon I will have six. Here is why Airbnb Investing is right for me.

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Feb 14, 2021

Designing for Climate and Environment

To my mind, the singular most important design factor is designing a home for affordable and comfortable livability. So many homes are positioned on the

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Oct 22, 2019

Dream house

Big and beautiful in the inside. Three stories high. Have a swimming pool. Big backyard. An office or a basement.

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Oct 19, 2019

House with No Name

We purchased this house in 2017. It has seen better days, and we are attempting to restore it. The map from 1868 shows it as a T shape, and 10 years

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Jul 27, 2018

Decorative Front Doors: A Look at Entryway Architecture

Decorative front doors are an easy way to improve a homes appeal, but is a coat of red paint all that you can do?

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Apr 20, 2017

How I chose my exterior house colors and went from plain to POW!

Choosing exterior house colors is tricky because its a big expense. Here is how I got it right.

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Apr 20, 2017

Plasterboard Repairs

It is good to know that wetting the putty knife down before use can help it from slipping. A putty knife is a smart way to squeeze caulk into cracks. My

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Jan 04, 2017

How To Paint Aluminum Siding - What I Learned When I Did It Myself

Learn how to paint aluminum siding. A paint job that will last takes some know how

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Jan 04, 2017

I love the culture

This architectural structures look fantastic. I'm ordinary from Guerrero Mexico, but live in USA for almost all of my life, I'm 22 now. I've always had

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Oct 17, 2016

Jeph Designer-Builder at a2ug designers & builders

Thank you so much for sharing your knowledge for free. As a self taught designer (i hold a Bsc in quantity surveying), it's invaluable. I have a particular

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Oct 17, 2016

the inside of a traditional Mexican home in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche.

This is a home we have rented in our city to hold church services for the Saints in Carmen, Campeche. Since you haven't seen many inside of the homes,

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Jun 04, 2016

Balcony Ideas

I've never had any great desire to dwell in a city apartment, but I have loved the idea of city balconies and rooftop gardens. Enjoy this article that has given me some pleasure.

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May 24, 2016

House Siding: The Challenge and The Option

With all the house siding options available, why do so many houses look alike? I encourage you to choose wisely. Whether building or residing, you will be living with your choice for the next genera

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May 23, 2016

Pattern Language and the New Urbanists

A Pattern language in architecture is a collection of design solutions that together create a grammar for communicating how to overcome common problems in architecture.

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