Published at Wednesday, May 17th 2017, 23:19:23 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Bathroom. Being water wise can cut your utility bills, reduce the need for costly investments in water treatment and delivery systems, and contribute to a more sustainable water future. The bathroom is the place to start since it's the water hog in your home, accounting for more than half of the indoor water you use. Check out these water‐wise plumbing fixtures that don't compromise style or function. To find water‐wise fixtures, look for the WaterSense label. WaterSense, a partnership program with U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is an independent organization that reviews plumbing fixtures for water efficiency (among many other jobs). Their certification, or approval, is given to fixtures that are at least 20 percent more efficient without compromising performance. The average bathroom makeover with WaterSense fixtures saves 7,000 gallons of water annually. That's enough water to wash six months worth of laundry.
Published at Thursday, September 14th 2017, 18:32:16 PM by Rosetta Loreta. Living Room. Off‐kilter. These floating timber shelves work wonderfully with the color of the steel cladding on the fireplace surround. The varying length of the shelves adds character.
Published at Thursday, September 14th 2017, 18:30:39 PM by Natzu Shimizu. Dining Room. Massive paper lantern. Suspended over the table like a full moon, the paper lantern is on a grand scale, making this dining space so impressive. And while an authentic Noguchi paper lantern is stunning, there are paper lanterns available at all prices and in all sizes.
Published at Thursday, September 14th 2017, 18:29:49 PM by Manya Matveev. Bedroom. Air plants and succulents are having a real moment in design, and they have the benefit of being easy to care for. If you and your teen are in the mood to tackle a crafty project, I love this DIY air plant terrarium tutorial on Houzz. It's chic and easy, the best combination! Update the homework zone. Ground the work area with a creative and useful chalkboard wall, or include a large bulletin board for pinning up lists, photos and inspiration. Pay attention to the ergonomics of the space as well, making sure the chair and desk are at the right height. Good task lighting is essential, and any additional storage you can squeeze into the space will help maintain order. At least consider a small filing crate and a basket for recycling. Add an entryway. In my experience, most messes come from the junk we put down as soon as we enter a space. Help prevent the big chaotic pileup before it begins with a few preventative measures: A coat tree or wall hooks will hopefully keep those coats and bags off the floor, and a dresser or table placed near the door can be a drop zone for mail, keys and other odds and ends. Provide hangout space. If you have the room, bring in a retired couch from the basement or attic. If space is tight, try a fluffy area rug with a few big floor cushions instead. Add an unexpected touch. Every room should have something that immediately catches your eye or makes you smile, and your teen's room is no exception. Make the room glow with a cluster of cheap and chic paper lanterns, scoop up a funky neon sign or a vintage marquee letter at the flea market, or frame a portrait of a favorite pet. Give hobbies and interests pride of place.
Published at Thursday, September 14th 2017, 18:28:33 PM by Orlene Lefebvre. Living Room. Enough's enough. Take care not to plan for more shelves than you need. Asian‐style homes tend to display only the most thoughtfully selected items, so simple modern shelves that frame this fireplace top and bottom suit the space perfectly. Consider downlights as a way to give those display items pride of place.
Published at Thursday, September 14th 2017, 18:27:23 PM by Manya Matveev. Living Room. Leather club armchair. Fancy the private members' club look? Then opt for a classic, deep‐seated leather armchair like this one; the more battered, the better. Buy secondhand for extra lived‐in character, or source a vintage‐look piece about town (feather‐filled cushions offer an added slouch factor). Prettify it with a floral cushion, then sit back and relax with a cuppa (or glass of port).
Published at Thursday, September 14th 2017, 18:24:39 PM by Orlene Lefebvre. Living Room. Warm gray. For a contemporary twist, paint the walls around your redbrick fireplace warm gray. A gray that is too cool or flat would not work as well, but with a bit of warmth, gray complements rather than competes with brick.
Published at Thursday, September 14th 2017, 18:24:01 PM by Natzu Shimizu. 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".