Competitions worth taking a look at this summer

By Jason Trutner | 5/23/18 5:35 PM
Architectural Design Competitions are a great way to keep your design skills sharp, try out project and design typologies that you have less experience with, and develop your ability to convey a project to an unknown audience. Competitions provide great practice and new experiences to designers, but often time constraints and other parts of life stop us from being able to compete. This summer, take some time to look into some of these competitions and see if any grab your attention, and then follow them to observe the results, or better yet: compete for a chance at winning.

1. Military Museum - Young Architects Competitions

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How to overcome the struggle of starting a Design Competition

By Jason Trutner | 5/23/18 5:32 PM

Design competitions offer a lot to designers who are willing to take on the challenge. Often, the process of working on the competition is more rewarding than results, but sometimes the hardest part of the competition is just getting started…

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Introducing: Designblendz Competitions

By Jason Trutner | 5/23/18 4:45 PM

For almost a year the team at Designblendz has been engaging in design competitions. As a collective we all found interest in the idea of competitions and the many challenges associated with them. This motivation to take on these new projects was coupled with a few guiding principles that have followed us for this year, and will continue to guide us moving forward:

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How 3D Architecture Models are Used In Home Building Projects

By Designblendz | 4/18/18 2:00 PM
Technology marches onward. The construction industry has embraced this. 3D architecture models have changed the home building process. Keep reading for more.

Home building construction projects have spiked in recent years. As developers and contractors seek to save money, they've found that technology has found a place in the future of construction. With the use of VR and 3D architecture models, the construction industry is seeing a revolution unfold.

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10 Internet Marketing Tips for Real Estate Marketing

By Designblendz | 4/16/18 9:00 AM

Real estate is a booming business, and one further enhanced by the surge in online marketing. Follow these real estate marketing tips for online success

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How Deep Should the Foundation of a House Be?

By Designblendz | 4/12/18 1:00 PM

What is the Ideal Foundation Depth for Your New Home?

When building your home, you need to make sure you get the foundations right. Do you know the optimum foundation depth for your home? Keep reading to find out.

Between basement flooding, pest infestations, and foundation cracks, getting a foundation right is essential to avoid later problems with your home. Your foundation depth will determine how long your home lasts, how your utilities run, and what kind of storage space you'll have.

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How to Get The Most Value Out of Your Rental Properties

By Designblendz | 4/10/18 9:30 AM
If you have entered the property market, you want to make sure you get the most value from your rental properties. Keep reading to find out how.

It's not surprising the third quarter national rental vacancy rate of 2017 rose 0.7 points to 7.5 percent. Though many factors cause this trend, homeowners are not doing enough to attract tenants. Thankfully, some simple steps will raise the value of your rental properties.

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How To Be Inspired By Global Architecture Designs

By Designblendz | 4/6/18 10:00 AM

When it comes to decorating your home, why should you stick to the basics? Here's how to pull inspiration from your favorite global architecture styles.

Ever taken a vacation abroad and wished you could stay forever?  Don't quit your job just yet! You can find ways to bring elements of your favorite destinations into the design of your home.  There are more places to look than simply browsing through Pinterest and Good Housekeeping Magazine.  In this post, we'll show you how to find fresh inspiration from your favorite global architecture.

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5 Contemporary House Design Ideas and Tips

By Designblendz | 4/4/18 1:09 PM
If you are building your own home, then you can take a lot of inspiration from the world around you. Check out these inspiring contemporary house design ideas.

It's nearly impossible to overstate how important the home is to our lives. It's where we rest, recharge, and rekindle relationships with those we cherish.

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What is the Best Attic Insulation Material When Remodeling?

By Designblendz | 4/2/18 11:00 AM
Heat rises, and that means you could lose a lot through your attic. It is therefore important to choose the right attic insulation when renovating your home.

There are several types of attic insulation you'll consider when repairing or renovating your home. Each provides unique pros and cons with variable degrees of difficulty and costs.

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