Posts Tagged ‘Design’

Tips on furnishing the kitchen: What is your favorite color?

December 27, 2012

Thanks to all the proposals of furniture to choose various furnishing items, finishes and accessories, the kitchen is one of the most complicated areas of the house to furnish. In particular, choosing the color can be very frustrating. For this reason is best to be prepared at the time of the fateful choices.

The choice of the color of the kitchen is always after the style of furniture you want to give to the kitchen. Can help in one of the most important decisions on furniture kitchen, establish a range of 3 colors:

– The leading color of kitchen furniture will consist of furnishing themselves (or walls if you choose not to leave them white).
– The color co-star is the floor.
– The last but not negligible are the working surfaces.

The choice of colors of  kitchen is very personal.

To simplify the choice even in this case, it may in fact restrict the field between a composition on white, a colored composition or a composition in which will prevail natural tones.

1. In the first case, the choice will be based on aesthetic qualities such as the sophistication and minimalism. Not everything has to obviously be white, but other colors can be introduced through some very brief details: the floor, in the frames and the edges of the floor tiles, in the coating, and also accessories such as carpets, curtains and tablecloths, etc.

2. If the choosen palette is colored, whatever is the combination of colors you will have a stimulating and very modern solution.

3. The palette with natural tones which characteristics are shades of the land, maybe even those of full yellow, and finishes such as natural tiles, wood and metal. These materials communicate feelings of honesty and simplicity.

Applying colors to the furnishings of the kitchen

Finally, the colors can be used in furnishing to try to change some small visual architecture defects.
– Fresh bright or sober colors, may be useful to visually enlarge the space, stretch a room, or raise a too low ceiling.
– In contrast, warm, dark or bright, in conjunction with maximum contrast can be useful to restrict the space, lower the ceiling, shorten a room too long.

The color of the kitchen furnishings is important

1) Red: ideal if we have a strong and determined character. It’s a good color to heat the rooms a little cold, although we recommend to adopt it only for details or surfaces not extensive.

2) Yellow: warm and primary color, perfect for the kitchen, but can also be adapted to areas exposed to the low light as it has the ability to make environments brighter.

3) Orange: it is the perfect color for the kitchen as it stimulates the appetite, and is welcoming. The advice is to break it with aluminum accessories to have a technological effect or wrought iron to create a romantic ambiance.

4) Blue: a very elegant color that always likes. Some nuances in blue can have a relaxing and calming effect. The darker color instead has the effect of restricting environments and therefore may be used for the kitchen very spacious.

5) Green: definitely the color that encourages focus and concentration, you should be chosen if you have an unconventional character.

 

The armchair for netbook

December 20, 2012

The Italian company Rossin has designed this armchair considering the modern technology. The armchair called N @ Tè was created by the designer Martin Ballendat, the table as can be seen is in the form of “monkey/@/” , the seat is very curve and ends in a sort of desktop glass, can also be made of wood or laminate to place the computer, but also a cocktail or a cup of coffee – depending of the room. netbook-poltrona

It’s an innovative chair with funny design, perfect for a study or office and we also think that it will go well in a living room or a kitchen. In addition to being super-functional, this modern swivel chair looks like a real “monkey/@/” , nothing more studied and consistent for a chair for notebook.

Rocker n.1 by Brendan Gallagher

December 13, 2012

This rocking chair is designed by the architectural firm Canadian in particular by a student in design Brendan Gallagher, who currently has not yet graduated. His first project is this special and beautiful rocking chair that has already made ​​him famous, the chair has the name of Rocker No. 1, which is made of walnut wood, wire mesh and real fabric for the seat cushion, it looks like a chair classic in the making.

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For this project, explains Brendan that was commissioned to create a piece of furniture according to the style and quality design particularly fashionable.
He starred in a chair that would fit perfectly in a house in modern style. The chair is inspired to a series of schematic lines, with a structure and a style that tends to be particularly relaxing, the choice of the wire mesh has in itself a certain interest thus defining a line and a structure airy and light. The idea that the chair is highly dynamic, almost sound is its movement, wrapped in a modern style and a little retro.

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How to arrange and organize the firewood at home

December 7, 2012

The winter has actually arrived, low temperatures undelines it. So I thought that publishing a post where we talk about fireplaces and wood will keep us warm! I find interesting the topic dedicated to the organization of the wood in the house, it is also true that the fireplace is not much used in new homes, in a modern contemporary style, increasingly are used stoves from the original design and appearance that can be adapted to the spaces of living room.

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In the pictures posted below is remarkable how and where to put the wood, so cumbersome, such as on the shelves of a library on te wall, in small niches beside the fireplace, on the support elements and specially designed wrought iron or large niches prepared and studied. What is more interesting is how the image and the furniture that develop these ideas. In fact, even the wood or where and how to insert it in the context of an environment, makes the image of a creative space, nice and high design. Even the wood, if properly taken care of the organization, can be a piece of furniture.

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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!