Published at Wednesday, September 20th 2017, 09:38:46 AM by Natzu Shimizu. Bathroom. Dual‐flush toilets. Toilets consume far more water than any other indoor fixture, accounting for 30 percent of most homes' indoor water use. Dual‐flush toilets, increasingly common in homes, are an easy way to cut water use without compromising effectiveness. A dual‐flush toilet differs from standard models with two flush options: one for liquid waste, which uses less than a gallon of water, and a second for solid waste.
Published at Tuesday, March 28th 2017, 04:03:21 AM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Oversize art. If you have a large expanse of brick to cover – a fireplace that reaches all the way to a high ceiling, for instance – artwork is a great way to break it up. As long as your brick is not a really bright red, most artwork should work with it. If you are unsure, try bringing a clear photograph of your fireplace with you when you're looking for art, and check if you can bring the piece home on a trial basis before committing to buy it.
Published at Friday, March 24th 2017, 03:36:00 AM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Matching lamps anchor each end of the cabinet top; they are an uncanny match to the painting. "When I found these, I knew they would be key pieces to the room. They are showstoppers", Ricco says. The warm bronze on the base and hardware is part of a wide variety of mixed metals in the room, while the light base stands out against the dark cabinet. The etching even mimics the artwork. The cabinet, lamps and painting serve as the main focal point in the room.
Published at Thursday, March 23rd 2017, 22:25:24 PM by Edda Braune. Living Room. Metallics. Gleaming silver, burnished bronze and shiny gold work as neutrals, and do a brilliant job of livening up a dull room. If you feel your space needs a bit of a boost, try pairing your striped sofa with a metallic leather pouf, sculptural metal coffee table, wire chair or gleaming silver pendant lamp.
Published at Tuesday, March 21st 2017, 23:54:49 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. Play with the unexpected. "I love a little bit of surprise in a room, and of course hanging a chandelier gives me just that", says Robin Denker of Kitchens By Design. "A little bit of bling, something unexpected, like using clear prism lightbulbs in a chandelier".
Published at Monday, March 20th 2017, 12:10:36 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. By contrast, this classic kitchen with walnut cabinets and a marble tile backsplash has less ornamentation than the previous one, but it's still all about the series of small choices: the simplicity of one cabinet finish and wood species, the decision to run the marble tile all the way to the ceiling and match the same marble on the countertops. By way of a series of small choices, this kitchen reveals its personality and says, "This is who I am: I'm classic, warm, and earthy".
Published at Saturday, March 18th 2017, 08:48:03 AM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. White on white. This kitchen is in sync with the overall design of the house. "It's part of a new French‐inspired home on South River in Annapolis, Maryland", says Brad Creer of Bradford Design. "The wife wanted an all‐white house both inside and outside, including the furniture. The only other colors are the limited use in some of the accents. And the only nonwhite space in the home is the husband's large barroom, which has a dark wood finish".
Published at Thursday, March 16th 2017, 16:16:00 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Be honest about what is used in this room and make space for it. Do you craft while watching TV? Do the kids use the living room as their playroom? Stop the constant struggle to clean up these items and put them where they "belong". Instead, work in some permanent living room storage space for toys, crafts, games and so on. If you need to make room first, take out items that are not frequently used in the living room. Books that you want to keep but that no one is likely to read again anytime soon could go on shelves in a bedroom, for instance.