You may have seen pictures of stunning stone castles in pictures and you may have even visited places like this in your own country. However, when building your home, you may not even think that you can use similar designs on your home because they may seem farfetched to you simply because other people use boring traditional designs on their homes and no one dares stray from the same everyday patterns that are used in homes. It would be a great idea for you to do your research by looking at new modern home designs online and studying the techniques that have been used in the design and the interior design of the homes that you are looking at.
Dare to think outside of the box
Traditionally, in this day and age, homes are made using brick and walls too are predominantly brick but there is nothing stopping you from having stone walls if you truly want them in your home. They will give a castle like feel to your home and it will make your home look very elegant and luxurious. Having stone instead of brick can help your home to stay cool throughout the day which will save energy because you will not need to use power and electricity to have air conditioning to make your home cool. In fact, there are many things that you can do to make your home energy efficient such as having copper pipes to heat your water and having big open windows to let in natural light so that you do not have to use a lot of energy and electrical lights in your daily life.
You can also use stone paving in your garden and on your porch to add to the look that you have chosen for your home.If you can afford to do so, it might be a great idea to include an architect in the planning process so that he can help you to have a elegant design for your home using special techniques that have been taught in architectural school that work with space and light. The beauty of your home and the size of your home is often down to the manipulation of light and space. If you have a fairly small home, you can still make it look a lot bigger than it actually is using light and space techniques and also by choosing the right colours that will create an optical illusion of your house being a lot bigger than it actually is.