Want a Home With Charm? Consider Building a Storybook Cottage

Choosing a style for your home can be very difficult if you’re building from the ground up or you’re going through a major renovation project where you’re basically gutting your home and leaving… Continue reading

5 Things Your Outdoor Kitchen Needs so You Can Enjoy the Party

Outdoor kitchens are becoming more and more popular, and if you love to entertain, chances are you’ve considered putting one in your backyard before. However, the logistics and process of incorporating an outdoor… Continue reading

The Benefits of Including a Patio in Your Home Build

For homeowners who are satisfied with their homes for the most part but nonetheless see room for improvement, there is a perfect solution in the form of home remodeling. In particular, including a… Continue reading

How to Add Traditional Designs to a Coastal Home

Coastal homes are meant to be comfortable in a casual manner, making them well-suited to people in need of some rest and relaxation. In contrast, traditional homes are all about their classic timelessness,… Continue reading

Impress Your Houseguests With a Beautiful Firepit

Even though fire can no longer claim the same importance in our lives that it commanded from our predecessors, it still retains something of its primordial appeal. Perhaps it is the beautiful visuals… Continue reading

Tips for Building a Home With a Fantastic View

The homeowner’s view of the surroundings is one of the reasons that choosing the right location is so important when it comes to building a home. More than pleasing to the senses, a… Continue reading

Normandy Style Home Interior Designs

Enjoy the style and appeal of Normandy ever day when you design your home with this classic city’s character. Gelotte Hommas Architecture has created lovely homes with Normandy’s appeal. The following design elements… Continue reading

Mediterranean Lake Front Homes

Mediterranean lake front homes evoke a sense of relaxation and family. Their traditional appeal and use of natural materials makes you feel more connected to nature and the world around you. At Gelotte… Continue reading

Contemporary Home Designs With A Dramatic Flair

For homeowners who prefer something newer and more exciting than tried-and-true solutions, the choice between classic and contemporary homes is a simple one. Better still, whatever it is about classic homes that charms… Continue reading

The Mediterranean Villa [Villa At San Sebastian]

Living in a Mediterranean villa lets you experience the beauty of nature to its fullest. This style of home is designed to blend into the natural beauty of its surroundings. Natural materials such… Continue reading

A Contemporary Northwestern Architectured Home

You don’t necessarily have to choose between rustic and modern living. At Gelotte Hommas, we love combining the two styles to create contemporary, Northwestern-inspired designs. With a look that incorporates the beauty of… Continue reading

Vacation Homes Hiding High In The Woods

Since homes can come in a remarkable range of styles, colors, materials, and a hundred other important and not so important factors, it should be obvious that not all homes are as well-suited… Continue reading

Combining Island Living and Luxury

Islands situated close to the mainland have long been popular places to live. On the one hand, closeness to the mainland means that island residents retain convenient access to all of the amenities… Continue reading

Design A Home That Will Compliment The Environment

Given the rise of environmentalism, the rising interest in homes that fit into natural environments is no coincidence. Such homes are in no sense inferior to their counterparts, so long as their architects… Continue reading

Contemporary Kitchen Designs for your Home

Contemporary kitchens are sleek and elegant, allowing you to prepare meals in a space that is both relaxing and highly functional. Use these kitchen designs as inspiration as you work with your architecture… Continue reading

Gelotte Hommas Design Vision

Here at Gelotte Hommas Architecture, we have developed a national reputation for our creative and well-thought out residential architecture as well as our commercial design. Our architecture firm was established in 1983 by… Continue reading

Breathtaking Lakehouse Homes

When you live in an area that has a lot of nature or an incredible feature like a lake to show off, hiding it isn’t an option, and you have to build your… Continue reading

Exquisite Interior Wood Designed Homes

The Northwest United States is quite literally the great north woods, and regional architecture is quick to bring this point home. Nowhere else in the United States will you find the variety of… Continue reading

Gelotte Hommas Remodel Project

Remodeling projects can be pretty tricky for homeowners. After all, most people like certain features of their home and want to keep them even if they need slightly different features. For many people,… Continue reading

Cottage Restoration Home

Pulling in the driveway at a comfortable cottage always feels like you’re coming home to a place of comfort and relaxation. Cottage homes are not only charming, but also timeless in the way… Continue reading

Stellar Lakefront Homes

When you live on the lake, it makes sense to use home design elements that allow you to make the most of the natural beauty of the outdoors. Our Coastal Cove House is… Continue reading

Dream Garage Designs

If you love collecting old cars, it only makes sense to have a lovely space in which you can remodel them, display them, and keep them safe from the elements. Fancy garage designs… Continue reading

Entertain your Guests in your Open Floor Plan Home

You don’t necessarily need a huge home in order to entertain a lot of guests effectively. What you really need is an open floor plan — one that allows people to easily flow… Continue reading

European Home Designs

You don’t have to live in Europe to enjoy European-inspired home designs. Use these ideas as inspiration as you create a home that has individual character and a European appeal. French-Style Cottage Build… Continue reading

Craftsman Style Home Designs

The Craftsman architectural style focuses on using natural materials and handmade elements to create functional, open floor plans. If you’re considering designing or remodeling a Craftsman-style home, use these ideas as inspiration. Design… Continue reading

Not Your Typical Cabin Home

When you think of a log cabin, what kind of pictures come to mind? Most people think of a simple, square cabin in the woods, surrounded by brush. However, a cabin can be… Continue reading

Indulge Your Inner Sommelier With a Custom Wine Cellar

Building the perfect house means making sure that it accommodates all of your needs, as well as your wants. If your house doesn’t reflect your passions, then how can you ever truly call… Continue reading

Essential Elements to Include in Your Outdoor Kitchen

If you have a great outdoor space, you want to make the most of it. When thinking of renovating your yard, it’s a great investment to incorporate an outdoor kitchen into your home… Continue reading

How to Create Indoor-Outdoor Connections In Your Home

If you’re fortunate enough to have a home surrounded by beautiful natural scenery, you don’t want to close off those views. Instead, make them part of your living space by finding ways to… Continue reading

Simple Ways to Decorate Your Home for the Fall

The weather is cooling off and the leaves are starting to fly. It must be fall! Is your home ready for this festive season? Here are some simple ideas for decorating your contemporary… Continue reading

5 Bathroom Trends You Should Know About in 2014

If you’re thinking of remodeling your bathroom, or creating a brand new one, it’s important to know what’s in style. These bathroom trends have been sweeping the nation in 2014. Consider including one… Continue reading

Home Decor That Can Boost Your Mood

The way you choose to decorate your home says a lot about your personality to the guests who come inside for dinner parties and gatherings. However, your home décor is also something you… Continue reading

Green Roofing Ideas to Consider for Your New Home

If you’re interested in going green in your home build or renovation, you can do so in ways that are less traditional than your neighbors. Instead of simply switching out lightbulbs, consider implementing… Continue reading

Bamboo Flooring for Your Home

One of the hottest trends in home construction and remodeling right now is bamboo flooring, and with good reason. Hardwood flooring is one of the most sought-after features when people are buying a… Continue reading

Why You Should Build Your Home Using Wood

When deciding which type of material to use for your home, you’ll discover plenty of options. If you’re leaning toward natural materials, consider having a wood home built. Timber homes offer aesthetic appeal,… Continue reading

Defining Characteristics of Gothic Architecture for Your Home

Castles are the most popular examples of Gothic architecture, but this style can also be applied to homes. This type of architecture dates back to Medieval times, when people went to great lengths… Continue reading

How to Think Through Your Master Bath Plan

Master bathrooms allow homeowners to enjoy some quiet and privacy at the end of a busy day, and they also provide a comfortable and luxurious place to get ready in the morning. There… Continue reading

Architecture Ideas for Your Contemporary Home

There’s no easy way to define contemporary architecture in specific terms. In broader terms, it refers to recent styles that focus on functionality and incorporate newer construction materials. Contemporary homes also typically do… Continue reading

Ideas for Building a Beautiful Contemporary Home

Contemporary architecture is sometimes confused with modern architecture, but the two styles have their differences. While modern homes often have a streamlined look, open floor plan, large windows, and plenty of white or… Continue reading

How to Make the Mountain Home Modern

Many people think of mountain homes as simple cabins tucked away among the trees, but these homes can be much more than that. They can be spacious houses that make the most of… Continue reading

How to Get the Modern Prairie Home Style Right

Prairie homes became common in the early 20th century. They provided a more spacious and visually-appealing home than more traditional homes with smaller windows and simple, four-wall designs. Prairie homes typically feature rows… Continue reading

Build Your Home With a Courtyard for Entertaining

Courtyards provide a private outdoor space for entertaining guests. Whether you just want to have a few friends over for a late dinner or throw a larger party with dining and entertainment, there… Continue reading

Like the Cape Cod Style? Use These Ideas

Natural colors, a broad frame, and a steep roof characterize Cape Cod homes. Although this style originated in New England, it has been adapted to the Northwest coast. If you’re a fan of… Continue reading

Love Your Cars? Give Them a Luxurious Place to Rest

There have been some impressive achievements in man cave design in recent years. One new trend that tends to astound is the man cave/luxury garage combination that is demonstrated in this Connecticut home. Gelotte… Continue reading

Gelotte Hommas Architecture nominated for BEST OF HOUZZ 2015 – 4th Year in row

GELOTTE HOMMAS ARCHITECTURE of Seattle, Washington Receives Best Of Houzz 2015 Award Over 25 Million Monthly Unique Users Rated Top-Rated Home Building, Remodeling and Design Professionals in the United States and Around the… Continue reading