Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 10:11:34 AM by edgarquintero. design. Once in place, hot water radiant heating tubing can be covered up with most types of flooring, although carpet isn’t ideal due to its insulative qualities, which end up counteracting the whole heating idea. Although the upfront installation costs are more, hot water radiant heating is the most popular and cost-effective way to heat a whole house – this system can be up to 30% more efficient than forced-air heating.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 10:41:43 AM by edgarquintero. design. Hallways are also high traffic areas but in this case marble floors can actually be a pretty good option. Compared to bathrooms where the humidity is high, hallways don’t really present damaging conditions and are a suitable environment for marble.
Published at Tuesday, January 23rd 2018, 08:43:18 AM by edgarquintero. design. Like with every other material, there are both pros and cons linked to marble floors. For example, on one hand marble is very refined and elegant and always features unique patterns but on the other hand it’s also a soft and highly absorbent material which means it stains easily and can be easily damaged by acidic substances and cleaning products.
design. Published at Friday, August 10th 2018, 05:54:18 AM by edgarquintero. If you want to get that stylish look associated with marble without the disadvantages of the material or the high price, you can opt for porcelain tiles as an alternative. This might actually turn out to be the best solution for the entryway which is a high traffic area.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 05:19:01 AM by edgarquintero. For those of us who love a good piece of wall art, the limited wall space is a decided disadvantage. Like this oversized woven “portrait” made out of recycled materials. Amazing.
design. Published at Tuesday, August 07th 2018, 02:51:38 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 Monday, August 06th 2018, 11:47:27 AM by edgarquintero. Before we jump in to talking about the pros and cons of open floor plans, it might be a good idea to talk about what this means, or in other words to define open. Open, in this instance, describes the layout of a larger space that functions as multiple rooms or functionalities within that single (larger) living space. The most common form of open floor plan in today’s homes includes a combination of kitchen, dining room, and living room all open to each other within a single “great room”.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 10:46:34 AM by edgarquintero. Due to their, well, openness, open spaces thrive with the potential for horizontal surfaces. Work these horizontal planes (e.g., shelves) in wherever it makes sense and is useful. For example, the large “shelf” near the floor under this kitchen island work station is floating, which maintains an open feeling, but it also provides storage and decorative function within the space.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 AM by edgarquintero. While this benefit doesn’t apply to every household, it is an important one for those homes with children. A parent who can get their own things accomplished (e.g., making dinner, cleaning, working, etc.) while still keeping an eye on their children is in a better situation, safety- and peace of mind-wise.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. Due to their, well, openness, open spaces thrive with the potential for horizontal surfaces. Work these horizontal planes (e.g., shelves) in wherever it makes sense and is useful. For example, the large “shelf” near the floor under this kitchen island work station is floating, which maintains an open feeling, but it also provides storage and decorative function within the space.
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