HOME MADE is located in Nisshin-city on the outskirts of Nagoya, Japan, and is here to help you create your “Dream home” away from home!! True brick cladding, dry wall interiors and the beautiful open designs of western style homes have become our trademark. We can import original materials that has difficulty to procure in place of you here. Home Made is a home builder who builds a real western style house in Nagoya, Japan.
On July 10th through 15th, I took a client’s
family of an imported house in Gifu city to Toronto in Canada.
I have just gone on a tour of inspecting
imported materials, but it’s been quite along time since I went and chose customer’s furniture and interior.
This time there was a sudden request to
go there that I couldn’t reserve any B&Bs we always stay at. Because of that and for a change, they
allowed me to make plans to stay at a vintage hotel in Niagara-on-the-lake,
a beautiful town near Niagara, for a night.
Apart from slightly larger rooms, it would
seem the hotel’s atmosphere isn’t so different from a general urban hotel’s,
but the exterior and lobby’s design are luxury in itself.
It fully deserves to be called vintage,
doesn’t it? Of course, the outer wall is brickwork!
Client's children were delighted because there were many squirrels around the hotel and in the town. These sights can't be seen in Japan, but there is similar scenery in a large city, Toronto too. What a mysterious country Canada is!
The shower is positioned right in the center of the room.
This is the Bathroom an American plumbing equipment maker proposed (In Japan, Bathroom only means the shower area; but in America the washbasin and shower area are in the same room).
First, the large space surprises us.
The picture makes me feel the size of this room must be around 13-16 ㎡.
Ordinary Japanese designers certainly plan that the shower is pushed against the wall in the corner of the room, but this shower is being installed massively like a main object.
In fact many Americans, particularly men, tend to think the shower has more priority over the bathtub.
Unlike the Japanese, who don't feel they've bathed unless they soak in the tub, a shower which Americans can wash off their sweat over and over again, is a must for them.
This lifestyle is the reason for this daring room arrangement, I think.
Also by doing this, the back of the shower room becomes screened, so I feel there is careful attention to the fact as well that if the room's door is on the back side and someone opens the door, they can't see the person in the shower.
This will make it possible for others to use the vanity while a person is taking a shower.
I think both the size of its windows and its arrangement are conceptual designs that Japanese people won't easily think of.
It might be possible to build it even in Japan if a building has about 330㎡ of floor space. But it would be difficult because there's no designer who's got this idea (laughing).
This illuminator is a full 80cm high and a big product.
So one might say that it's suitable exterior lighting for a decoration at the profound
Its design is a raindrop's pattern which represents rain of Venice in Italy.
The gently curved glass is designed to look covered with waterdrops.
4 lights in the chandelier can be fit that is the maximum 40-watt light bulb.
The body is given an antique bronze-coloured finish, but material is itself aluminium so durability is taken into account, too.
Also the other variation in a black colour is available and you can choose a colour of your choice to suit your location.
Isn't it indescribably beautiful--the light coming through the glass makes the appearance of the wall look different?
This piece is a real beauty that we can be steeped in memory of Europe each time we see this.
We have finished Mr. N’s bricklaying
construction, imported house in Gifu city.
It took about 1 month for 2 Canadian bricklayers
to build it.
Because this was a street used by children
going to and from the local elementary school, they greeted children every
morning and evening. As there are not many chances in Japan to
experience native English, isn’t this interaction a superb experience for
How do you feel about this – a general view
of brickwork in whitish gray?
2 penthouses rising on the southern side. Substantial
impression enough to mistake it for stone-built. And distinguished technique of
only the bricklayers’. Picking any part, I believe the building is
unfinished unless all of our efforts come together. We still need much time to complete all the
construction, but please watch the changes of it from now on.
Now, next bricklaying will be in Handa city
in Aichi Prefecture. Please look forward to seeing this place.
A Japanese showroom for lighting apparatus
is generally normalized by the same maker, if it isn’t a DIY store or electric appliance
Canadian lighting apparatus stores prepare
for many makers, and many kinds of design, just because they deal with customers who care a
lot about it. For example, crystal chandeliers in the
picture hurt my eyes and was bright because it hung down in a narrow space. This time in the picture, there are only
classical things, but there are also modern, Japanesque and styles for kids.
For imported houses, a light is an
important factor that composes the interior. Of course it’s not only that, but it is sure to decide a
room’s atmosphere to some extent.
Although you need a large budget to buy
these imported lights in Japan, it is fascinating to get them at a relatively reasonable price in
the Canadian trade. You just have to see if the house’s grade,
each room’s balance and design concept fit the lighting. There are seldom builders or interior
coordinators who can coordinate that.
Today is part two of introducing what I saw
on a tour of building materials’ inspection in Canada.
Not only Japanese-made doors but also
imported house’s doors have recently become standard. Much of the reason is that
product’s variations become less available because the imported house boom was over and the sales
from imported building materials stores decreased.
Also, as the quality drops a little and
amateur eyes don’t find differences, it’s cheaper and more profitable to have it made in China than in
That is why nowadays imported houses are
the same anywhere and not fun.
We also use a cost-effective strategy, but
it’s against our policy to put that first.
First of all, quality, and next design. I
feel this trip has made us rediscover that.
Our clients don’t ask for cheapness. They
ask for emotion and satisfaction, and the process of building a house isn’t fun if it doesn’t
entertain us, that’s my policy.
How about this front door? The full-size
double door arranged with a sidelight on
both sides. Transom door drawing beautiful curves. Isn’t it
The outside door has an even surface and is
given a mirror coating like furniture
and is finished in purple-gray. Wow, stylish!
And on the inside there’s a sudden change
and is wood-grain oak like a man on every
side, finished to match classical and luxurious
interiors. Of course it’s not printed
plywood in Japan,
but it’s truly wooden, isn’t it?
This door’s made in Canada – that’s exactly
why we can make design performance
and rich materials such as this.
Come now, it’s a pretty expensive door, but
I’ll bet it’s an excellent item worthy of
It’s only us who can introduce this door
and materials to you.
I got acquainted on facebook with a Canadian bricklayer friend who came in before. He sent me this photograph today.
It seems his house, and he says it's a brickwork's house.
Brickwork houses we're building are basically constructed with wooden two-by-fours and we lay bricks around as exterior finishing material, while it's great that this house is made by brick even in construction itself, isn't it?
Of course, if we build this in Japan, we have to get a certificate of an earthquake-proof structure, and I think we can't do a business if we don't surely set quakeproof metal fittings in case of quake.
But, this is exactly the brick house in 'The Three Little Pigs' of a fairy tale.
This house was completed surprisingly in 1885, which is stood on beautiful nature in Ontario.
It has already been as many as 125 years, but the beauty doesn't look old at all.
Our imported house should also become loved for such a long time if you keep up even maintenance.
Now, looking at this house, do you think the latest model of house made by Japanese major homebuilders is as highly durable as this one?
To be beloved long, we know from this house that materials and design are important.