Published at Monday, April 10th 2017, 23:29:47 PM by Manya Matveev. Kitchen. With the machines concealed by hinged cabinet doors, guests have no idea that whites are a‐soaking and laundry is a‐drying in this San Francisco kitchen. A nearby kitchen table can be used for folding, a trick I often utilize. This space‐saving solution, a stackable unit, is especially handy for city dwellers, where square footage tends to be limited.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:43:13 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. Go for the tried and true: a weathered wood table. A secondhand wood table with a farmhouse or industrial heritage has already passed the test of time. Any scratches and nicks in the tabletop surface have mellowed into design details, becoming features to admire. If you accidentally add a few more to it, it won't matter. For this reason, these tables are great for families with children – you never have to worry about whether your brood is unwittingly or even intentionally marking the table. The damage, if minor, will only become part of the beauty of the piece. That said, it's worth protecting your table with a hard wax polish, which should be applied about twice a year.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:42:10 AM by Orlene Lefebvre. Bathroom. Ensure proper drainage. Not only will you guard against damage from standing water, but you'll also protect yourself from skidding on wet floors. Angle the shower floor slightly so that water flows toward the drain, and think about adding a second drain for doubly effective siphoning. Select surfaces that can stand up to moisture. Even with careful attention to an open shower's design, splashes and steam will escape. Outfit your bath with surfaces that hold their own against moisture: porcelain or glass tile, metal, stone, solid surfacing, engineered quartz and some woods. Avoid fabrics and other materials that are prone to mildew.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:42:02 AM by Natzu Shimizu. Bathroom. Bidets. The U.S. is known for a love of being uberclean, so it's surprising that we haven't embraced bidets, as they offer a cleanliness we can't get with toilet paper. Beyond cleanliness, bidets save water, because making toilet paper is an incredibly water‐intensive process. And some bidet users increase their shower intervals, saving more water still.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:41:54 AM by Manya Matveev. Bathroom. Toilet: Bidet retrofit. Toto's Washlet and similar products allow conventional toilets to act as both toilet and bidet with the easy addition of a new seat. The seat has an integrated water nozzle that functions as a bidet.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:41:46 AM by Edda Braune. Interior. Kick up the drama in a mostly white kitchen by adding small bits of a warm, dark gray. Use the gray to highlight interesting architectural elements. Then make the look fun and fresh with an accent color in a leafy shade of green.
Published at Saturday, September 23rd 2017, 05:41:30 AM by Rosetta Loreta. Dining Room. For buyers on the move, choose a table that is easily transportable. For those who don't stay put, a heavy table may prove to be an annoyance, weighing you down each time you move. If you fall in love with a metal or marble table, don't be discouraged from buying it, but do think about how you might safely transport it. As suggested above, choose a small, round marble table, or go for a wooden table with detachable legs. If you are looking for a table to suit an urban‐industrial decor theme, don't go all‐out with a (heavy) metal table but consider a (lighter) wood table with some metal design features, such as the one pictured here. Plastic as an alternative to wood is light and can be molded into some cool shapes, but be aware that the color can fade over time.
Published at Friday, September 22nd 2017, 03:14:43 AM by Orlene Lefebvre. Bathroom. The dream bath: Greek island idyll. Is escaping to a private whitewashed cottage in Mykonos your idea of heaven? Re‐create the look at home with a pared‐down palette of blue and white, along with a few classically Greek details. American Clay makes real clay plaster that can be tinted in any hue and applied to your walls for a gorgeous textured look. Keep a small, potted herb garden in the windowsill for fragrance and beauty. Try thyme, oregano or mint. If you have enough sun and space, you could even bring in a potted lemon tree. Sinkside, choose handmade pottery to hold soap and toothbrushes. A classic Greek key print on the edges of towels or trimming window shades would be a nice finishing touch.