Choose A Base Block Palette

Whether you’re working on a single build, or an entire city, a block palette can be a seriously helpful aid in creating aesthetically pleasing builds. Picking out a set of blocks that look good together in isolation will ensure any resulting builds look great. If you are working on a larger project with multiple builds, … Read more

Use The Natural Environment In Your Builds

When most people think of a Minecraft house, they picture a build standing in a field, desert, forest clearing, or some other clear area. However, if you’re willing to get creative with your choice of terrain, you can design some really unique and impressive builds. Modern Minecraft’s world generation is so varied and so spectacular … Read more

Play Around With Wood Types

The various types of wood block are undoubtedly core materials for many a builder, but mixing and matching two or more different types of wood, as well as working log and stripped log into the build in addition to planks, can actually create some really striking designs. There’s a whole spectrum of wood colors already … Read more

Be Smart With Your Mob-Proofing

Torch spam everywhere is the bane of many a builder, but in a survival world, it’s seen by most as a necessary evil. Either risk a Creeper attack or shoehorn light sources into a build that might not suit them. What a lot of players don’t realize, though, is that there are a lot of … Read more

Don’t Be Afraid To Experiment With Depth

Given the ubiquity of 90-degree angles in Minecraft, it can be easy for things to feel a bit flat. One way to make things stand out is to use depth in your walls. Build them across a couple of blocks, with beams sticking out across the front. Or use stairs, walls, and slabs to mix … Read more

Variate Your Walls With Similar Blocks

For any given block in Minecraft, there are a handful of others with similar colors and even textures. Mixing such blocks together in walls, floors, and anything else – either randomly or in patches – can be a fantastic way to stop things from becoming a bit flat or monotone. It works better in some … Read more

Put Some Time Into The Interiors, Too

When working on a build, many players put hours into making the outside look amazing, and then all the inside gets is some carpet, a furnace and a crafting table, and some chests next to a bed. A great way to take your build to the next level is to make it look fantastic both … Read more

Add Smaller Features For Atmosphere

Once you’ve got your buildings sorted and connected them all up with pretty paths, it can be a great idea to add some custom builds along said path to really make the area come alive. Things like ponds, campsites, or even just benches are great for adding atmosphere to an area. Details like this are … Read more

Building Custom Paths To Connect Your Builds

Whether it’s small houses in a quaint village or giant skyscrapers in an industrial city, putting effort into how players move between the buildings is another great way to take things to the next level. A well-done path or road can really help an area feel cohesive and improve the town as a whole. Path … Read more