Published at Sunday, January 28th 2018, 06:08:07 AM by edgarquintero. design. With all that they have going for them, it might be hard to understand what, exactly, could be a disadvantage of having an open floor plan and opting for a closed floor plan instead. Well, there are a few cons to the open floor plan, depending on your point of view.
Published at Sunday, January 28th 2018, 05:35:16 AM by edgarquintero. design. Did you know that, although it sounds terribly modern and technical, underfloor heating actually dates back hundreds, by some counts thousands, of years? The Romans, for example, warmed rooms in their homes by running the flues for their “basement” fires, tended religiously by slaves, under elevated floors of marble.
Published at Sunday, January 28th 2018, 05:51:26 AM by edgarquintero. design. Having a marble floor in the kitchen is tricky considering in how many different ways it can get damaged or stained. Remember to only clean it with mild products and to immediately clean up stains from lemons, tomatoes and acidic substances in general.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 05:19:01 AM by edgarquintero. Who doesn’t like to reduce energy costs while still enjoying the benefits of, well, energy use? Underfloor heating does just that. Because it’s not trying (and failing) to heat the entire airspace of a room like a conventional heating system, cycling through a hot-air/no-air/hot-air cycle to maintain a tiny temperature range, underfloor heating is a much more efficient way to heat the house…and a great way to decrease energy bills.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 02:51:38 AM by edgarquintero. When guests are at your home, it’s much more pleasant to be with them and be involved in the conversation than it is to be shut away in a tiny steamy kitchen by yourself. The open floor plan excels in providing prime entertaining capacity – you can accomplish everything you need to, with regard to the food and preparations and serving, while still being part of the group (which may or may not be lounging on the nearby sofa while you slave away).
design. Published at Monday, August 06th 2018, 11:47:27 AM by edgarquintero. Because marble contains minerals, its iron content turns to rust over time, especially when exposed to high humidity so while it might not be advised to have marble flooring in bathrooms and showers, hallways are a whole different story.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 10:46:34 AM by edgarquintero. Underfloor heating (and cooling, although this article focuses on the heating aspects solely) is, in a nutshell, a form of central heating that achieves indoor climate (temperature) control using conduction, radiation, and convection. Underfloor heating is also commonly known as radiant heating, simply because radiation is responsible for much of the heat felt. (Although this is technically not always the case.)
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 AM by edgarquintero. Within the family-centered household, a variety of ages and subsequent activities, interests, and schedules will arise. The open floor plan tends to put everyone into the same mixing pot, as it were, and leaves them to fend for their private arrangements in a more public setting. “Enclosed spaces may work better in a house where everyone needs their space”.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. Because homeowners don’t need to worry about stereotypically cold flooring surfaces (think tile, slate, or concrete) with and underfloor heating system, they can choose those materials with very low VOC emissions. Additionally, underfloor heating helps with moisture control and inhibits mold and bacteria growth. Studies have shown underfloor heating to be a benefit to combatting many common household allergens.
design. Published at Saturday, August 04th 2018, 07:56:55 AM by edgarquintero. Of course, the open floor plan doesn’t get its popularity due to the number of rooms but rather the way that those spaces function within the larger whole. If you’re one to prefer privacy and, perhaps, greater organization (e.g., more built-ins and storage), having fewer rooms with which to work could put your space at a disadvantage.
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