The Arcbazar Blog

Interior design, remodeling, home tech and architectural news, tips and DIYs.

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6 Things You Should Know Before Repainting

Repainting your house is one of the most cost efficient ways to upgrade its look and feel. Painting one wall in a bold color will add character to your space. Painting in more neutral colors will give it a clean look. Adding purple paint will give a more royal feel to your room. All that is to say that you can achieve truly impactful results by repainting your house. However, before you even get to selecting the color scheme for your house, there are a few things you should know about the process of selecting the right paint.

May 13, 2017 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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David: Modern / Mid-Century Modern Facelift - Massachusetts

This was a fantastic experience! Great way to get some design ideas for our project.

May 07, 2017 - Testimonials

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Patrice: Reimagine Our Life! - US

This was such an empowering experience. I really appreciate this global community of designers that helped me to see the possibilities of my home.

May 04, 2017 - Testimonials

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Forum8's Annual Student Competition is Coming Back Bigger than Ever!

Back in December we announced an exciting development at Arcbazar, which, we believe, will make the experience of crowdsourcing architectural designs through our platform all the more rewarding - integration of VR technologies and a sustainability score in the competition process. These developments are made possible thanks to our partnership (and long-term friendship) with the brilliant minds at Forum8, a Japanese company that produces state-of-the art Interactive 3D Virtual Reality simulation software.

May 02, 2017 - Architecture

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Challenge: Decorating a Living Room on a $3,000 Budget

Do you ever feel like you need to change your surroundings? Completely transform the space you live in? One of the main reasons many of us are hesitant to take on a remodeling project is the high cost. From paying your contractors to buying all the necessary materials to decorating a room - you start running the math, get disparaged somewhere half-way, and distract yourself to forget you had this idea in the first place.

April 27, 2017 - Interior Design/Remodeling

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Katja: Lakehouse - Germany

We would like to extend many thanks to all of you for participation in our project. We were overwhelmed by the number and quality of submissions! We now have a wide range of great inspirations to draw from, which is exactly what we hoped to gain. We could only pick three top designs, but also liked many of the other designs, so again thanks for having submitted them.

April 24, 2017 - Testimonials

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Brilliant IKEA Hacks: 7 DIY Projects for Amateurs

Perhaps you love the idea of taking a standard piece of furniture and turning it into something special with your own two hands. Perhaps you landed on this article because you can't afford spending thousands of dollars on furniture but don't want to settle for the look of mass-produced pieces. Whatever the reason, if you don't have much experience with DIY projects, you came to the right place. We have compiled some of the easiest IKEA hacks that will transform your furniture into something truly unique.

April 22, 2017 - DIY, Interior Design/Remodeling

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Top 10 Smart Home Tech of 2017

Smart home tech consumption is on the rise and it makes sense. Automating a home not only increases its resale value, but has the potential to minimize our everyday hassles and reduce monthly energy bills. Every year CNET, a leading source of technology-related news and reviews, publishes a list of Best Smart Home Devices in various categories: smart locks, thermostats, DIY security, LED bulbs, etc. Today we will be taking a look at the overall top 10 best devices across all these categories.

April 17, 2017 - Smart Home

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