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Optimize the space in your home

December 26, 2012

Let’s see how we can improve the space in our home. There are many ways to create solutions for optimization of space, various storages, closets, pantries, etc. … it’s all about what you want to put aside and than store it in specific locations.

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The shelving of measure is a smart way to make the most of the space available. Standard shelving tend to leave a lot of wasted space. So if you want to use some shelves in your home, don’t buy those prefabricated, order it in measures that are suitable for your space.

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The beds with drawers are a great way to hide objects of any kind. An ottoman or a bed with drawers is the perfect place to keep bed linen or towels without cluttering other visible spaces. The use of a bed with storage allows you to keep the house in order.

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Another solution are vacuum-packages. They are a great way to store various items, linens, etc.. Just fill the bags and remove the air to reduce a duvet to the size of a thinny packet that take up very little space. There are many ways to get the most out of your home and hide the clutter. Be sure to use the space efficiently in order to obtain the best preservation.

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Luxury showers, cabins and jacuzzi PART 1

December 15, 2012

There are many who wish to transform their bathroom into a place of perfect well-being. A contribution to the wel-being, not only thanks to the showers, cabins and heads, but also to the taps and bathroom accessories.

Shower Egg by Arina Komarova

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Want to know what is the latest trend in luxury showers for the bathroom? Here is the shower Egg by Arina Komarova, an original shower egg shaped “Cocoon Shower Stall” that when you enter to take a shower closes like a shell , it also contains a bath tub (Jacuzzi) and a chromotherapy system to complete a wonderful relaxing session in the shower. However you have to wait a little before buying a shower Egg because it is only a prototype.

Shower cabin jacuzzi

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The shower cabin in the photo above is of particular elegance, thanks to the size of the shower and its organic form. Designed to increase in a contemporary aesthetics of the space devoted to the cabin. Designed for installation angle, the shower cabin is complete with a mosaic coating, available in black or matt white, and a sliding door of 8 mm tempered glass.

Shower cabin with sauna, turkish bath and shower

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This innovative and compact shower has various functions using a small space. Revolution of the shower Carmenta incorporates a sauna, a turkish bath and a shower, all in one. Ideal for small city homes where space is minimal, or for any space where luxury will not be taken lightly, this modern essential bathroom gets all the sumptuous use in free space.

Minimalist shower by Hoesch

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Maybe because when I take a shower in my apartment the bathroom looks like the coast of Sri Lanka (obviously after the storm), but when I saw the shower in photo I felt in love with it. 🙂

Stay tuned. Tomorrow will follow a second part.

 

Renovating the bathroom: costs, ideas and advices

December 6, 2012

The bathroom renovation is always an exciting job, but not without surprises and high costs, so we decided to organize 15 of the most important points that should be considered in the construction and renovation of the bathroom, to not have any unexpected costs or complications.

1. Preventive

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You will need to work on your idea but starting from the idea of ​​estimated budget, it will be necessary to draw up a budget before making any type of decision. Once estimated the cost you will have a clearer idea of ​​what will be spent between tiles, fixtures, shower and between the various models of heads.

2. Time

The time in the reconstruction and refurbishment of a bathroom will be crucial, but do not think that the time of restructuring will be lower if you renew a smaller bathroom. The time will be estimated on the basis of the parts that must be changed, do not depend on the size of square meters of the bathroom, but depends more on accessories. However, the planning time will be referred also to the duration of the work and intermediate steps which are ordering and purchasing of tiles, fixtures, etc. The time schedule of restructuring, will also be essential for those who have only one bathroom in the house, will need to organize the time of restructuring and try to do the work in way that the bathroom can still be usable.

3. Work sequence

It will be important and essential to organize the bathroom and renovate it according to the right sequence, in this way you will limit the time, dirt and errors. Whether you break down the walls and  re-create them in plasterboard, work begins always at the top of the room and the ceiling.

4. Hidden problems

During the renovation hidden problems can present the pipes, it will be important to check the existing ones in order to avoid losses in the future when the pavement will have been organized and prepared. It’s better that the phase of the pavement and observation or change of the pipes  be a job that you can deal with a professional and a plumber. If your home is not new, the structure of the building or independent house is particularly old, you know that the pipes need to be well controlled in order to avoid unpleasant inconveniences and then water leaks.

5. Design style and functionality

Before thinking about the look that will take your bathroom, there are many factors to consider such as the color of paint for the walls, the tiles for showers, baths and taps. You can start putting together the elements you like,how the elements of design, once the bath is over, in this way you will only finish the work and dedicate yourself to pure decoration.
The aspect of the design should be closely linked to its functionality, but the decor of the bathroom and his style is necessary and is more suitable to be aligned with the whole house style and that it fits perfectly.

6. Measurements

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There are 3 elements in the restructuring of the bath that must be taken into consideration, the first refers to the size and measures of the bath, the second element refers to the position of the existing pipes and electric cables and the third element refers to the measures of bathroom furniture. So make sure you have the correct measurements and specifications when you need to go into the store to make purchases for your bathroom.

7. Hiring a technician

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This work must not be carried out without the help of a technician, architect or designer, then necessarily the plumber. By hiring a technician everything will be much easier, and you will earn more time.

8. Other modifications

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No restructuring will be complete and adequate if you do not provide for other changes, namely the repair of fixtures, taps, door to the shower stall. It will be useful also change the door handles, the doors themselves if you neither need. Even the shower can completely change the look of your bathroom.

9. Cabinets and shelving

In the bathroom, as in other rooms of the house you need shelving and cabinets, in small rooms, especially if then irregularly shaped, as is often the bathroom is even more useful and frequent use. The need and the functionality of the environment must be adequate and in line because, all of your belongings should be stored in places accessible and also be fashionable and well placed.

10. Walls and floors

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There are several materials that are suitable in the bath used for the surfaces, for the floors or the walls of the bathroom. Will be useful material as possible waterproof, but it is also true that any material will fit in. Whether it is marble, tile, ceramic, granite, the choice will also depend on your budget. The floor options include cement (painted or stained), the vinyl sheet, particularly economic. Whatever is
your choice will always be essential that it is a material for floors and tiles that is of long duration and non-slip.

11. Lights

A bathroom can be made unworkable and bad by poor and inadequate lighting. The right light and design creates the right atmosphere. You should have at least 50 watts of incandescent lighting and natural light that filters through the windows.

12. Accessories
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Although apparently does not seem to be of great significance, in the modernized and refurbished bathroom would be better to insert new accessories like towels, curtains, soap dishes, mirrors, towel racks, and carpets that will characterize and make your bathroom beautiful.

13. Ventilation

Ventilation is essential in wet areas such as the bathroom. It’s a delicate job that needs a good design: the choice and placement of the fan will just be putted on the right, on the opposite side of electricity. The poor ventilation can leave the bathroom wet, creating mold that may also harm your health. A bathroom well ventilated, however, is not only a healthy bathroom. The continuous air flow can also prevent both the decay of any wooden decoration or fixtures and saturation of the air.

14. Choosing green

Green is a very fashionable and beautiful color to use for the bathroom, it is adequate and fresh, so you can choose it.

15. Final cleaning

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Final cleaning should include a thorough cleaning of all furniture inside and out, pipes, walls, floors, windows and chandeliers. The major renovation produce a lot of dust that is often very difficult to clean and will be good to organize an efficient cleaning service and add it in the budget.

Hope that this 15 tips will help you to organize your restructurations in better way. Keep reading, more posts will be pressed today! 🙂

Cheers!