Published at Saturday, November 02nd 2019, 03:51:27 AM by gazou. furniture. If you want to get that stylish look associated with marble without the disadvantages of the material or the high price, you can opt for porcelain tiles as an alternative. This might actually turn out to be the best solution for the entryway which is a high traffic area.
Published at Monday, November 11th 2019, 03:10:20 AM by gazou. furniture. Open floor plans generally work best in “homes with less square footage – sometimes out of necessity – while larger homes have more leeway to work with when integrating great rooms into a floor plan”. Spacious homes that have fewer walls are the layout du jour; let’s consider their benefits.
Published at Monday, December 09th 2019, 10:14:25 AM by gazou. furniture. As mentioned before, marble is a material that stains and etches very easily and this makes it a poor choice for spaces such as the kids’ bathroom or the kitchen. The living room is a problematic case as well. In here, a marble floor can be easily damaged by a lot of things so make sure you take everything into consideration before making a final decision.
furniture. Published at Monday, December 09th 2019, 10:14:25 AM by gazou. For those instances where a widely open floor plan just doesn’t make sense or look well, it’s certainly not a bad idea to incorporate some sort of design elements that will resemble walls for you. Just be sure that they lean more toward Swiss cheese (plenty of visual “holes” and gaps) than toward a thick slice of cheddar. Leaving the top third of the vertical plane empty also helps to maintain a feeling of openness while still defining the smaller spaces.
kitchen. Published at Sunday, December 08th 2019, 05:35:27 AM by gazou. A bathroom with a marble floor doesn’t need any other marble features to look elegant although a matching counter could look chic and stylish. Make sure to emphasize the floor and avoid covering it up with lots of furniture or fixtures.
kitchen. Published at Sunday, December 08th 2019, 02:38:20 AM by gazou. Like with every other material, there are both pros and cons linked to marble floors. For example, on one hand marble is very refined and elegant and always features unique patterns but on the other hand it’s also a soft and highly absorbent material which means it stains easily and can be easily damaged by acidic substances and cleaning products.
kitchen. Published at Saturday, December 07th 2019, 12:32:48 PM by gazou. Within the family-centered household, a variety of ages and subsequent activities, interests, and schedules will arise. The open floor plan tends to put everyone into the same mixing pot, as it were, and leaves them to fend for their private arrangements in a more public setting. “Enclosed spaces may work better in a house where everyone needs their space”.
furniture. Published at Saturday, December 07th 2019, 08:05:12 AM by gazou. Open space, to feel like truly open space, needs to have plenty of “white space” and free-flowing airspace. One way to achieve an opened up look in any room in the house (even the kitchen!) is to make larger pieces of furniture or even the architecture itself incorporate legginess. This allows our eyes to travel above, around, and under even the largest of elements, thus maximizing the sense of openness.
kitchen. Published at Saturday, December 07th 2019, 03:28:52 AM by gazou. Who doesn’t like to reduce energy costs while still enjoying the benefits of, well, energy use? Underfloor heating does just that. Because it’s not trying (and failing) to heat the entire airspace of a room like a conventional heating system, cycling through a hot-air/no-air/hot-air cycle to maintain a tiny temperature range, underfloor heating is a much more efficient way to heat the house…and a great way to decrease energy bills.
kitchen. Published at Friday, December 06th 2019, 06:48:15 AM by gazou. Before we jump in to talking about the pros and cons of open floor plans, it might be a good idea to talk about what this means, or in other words to define open. Open, in this instance, describes the layout of a larger space that functions as multiple rooms or functionalities within that single (larger) living space. The most common form of open floor plan in today’s homes includes a combination of kitchen, dining room, and living room all open to each other within a single “great room”.
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