The Importance of Thermal Insulation for a House


How important is thermal insulation for a house? For those who live in places with hot climate, generally they would love to be able to cool down their house temperature and the same goes to those who live in cold climate who’d like to be able to heat up the house temperature.   To control or regulate their house temperature…

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The Minimum Standard Ceiling Height for Homes


Before we start discussing about the minimum standard ceiling height for homes, it’s good to know firsthand the main function of a ceiling. In a previous post, we’ve discussed that the use of ceiling is to cover the top structure of a room, be it the first/ground floor or the upper floor rooms. Ceiling is also used as an interior…

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Types of Construction for Thermal Insulation


Thermal insulation should minimize heat loss (or gain) allowing energy savings to be made, provide a comfortable environment for occupants, and protect a building from damage that might be caused by sharp temperature fluctuations (in particular, condensation). Heat exchange – by thermal convection, conduction, radiation and water vapour diffusion – cannot be prevented, but its rate can be reduced by…

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Human: Dimensions and Space Requirements


In architecture we study space for humans based on human’s body size in general. As explained in Architecture Data authored by Ernst Neufert, a book designated as the universal guide for architects: Space requirements between walls Space requirements of groups Step measurements Space requirements of various body postures Space requirements with luggage Space requirements with sticks and umbrellas   Space…

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Under Budget Backyard


A yard is a part of the house which located outside the house. It can be located at the front as we call it front yard, and it can be located behind the house as we call it backyard. Talking about the backyard, it is currently an outdoor space which is commonly used to hang out with the family, to…

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Bedroom, The Essential Room in Your House


Do you know that people spend one-third of their life by sleeping? The fact that sleeping is important for our body never changes. In order to have a good sleep, one must learn how to arrange and how to decorate their bedroom. Having a beautiful and elegant bedroom is necessary for your house.   Arranging your bedroom Some houses usually…

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Ideas for Small Living Room


Nowadays, it is hard to build a spacious house. Because of the limitation of the area, many house developers decide to minimize the size of the house. Thus, many small houses do not have a living room, let alone the dining room. They will instead combine the living room as the dining room and the guests’ room. However, there is…

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Upgrade the Style of Your Bathroom with Contemporary Style


The essential of a bathroom is indeed just a place where we clean ourselves. However, installing a comfortable, stylish, and modern bathroom is also important. If you want to change the style of your bathroom, using the contemporary style will make your bathroom looks clean and sleek. Not to mention, there are many contemporary styles which you can apply to…

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Choosing the Best Kitchen’s Style


Every house needs a kitchen. The kitchen is essential for the house as it becomes the place where the family can spend time together and relieve their stress by eating and cooking together. Therefore, you need to be careful when choosing the style of your kitchen. The reason is that the kitchen’s style will affect the mood in the house.…

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Small Space Kitchen Designs for Your Home


Small space kitchen designs are perfect if you a limited space on your kitchen. These six designs below will maximize the current space you have without removing the important elements that should be in a kitchen. Each design requires a different budget because of the number of furniture it needs, so pick the one that suits your budget. Aim for…

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