Published at Saturday, November 11th 2017, 04:17:56 AM by edgarquintero. design. Open layouts in a home increase the opportunity for social interaction, just by nature of their being wall-free. When the barriers between people are physically removed, it’s much easier, more convenient, and more common for interactions to increase. Facilitate this opportunity by providing comfortable, unique, and/or interesting seating arrangements or furniture items…such as a hanging swing-chair.
Published at Saturday, November 11th 2017, 02:33:20 AM by edgarquintero. design. 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).
Published at Saturday, November 11th 2017, 02:38:31 AM by edgarquintero. design. While open floor layouts offer a variety of benefits, one drawback to this method of floor plan is the lack of wall space for artwork and other displays. (Although, if you find decorating walls troublesome, you might find this to be an advantage.)
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 AM by edgarquintero. Imagine waking up, climbing out of bed, and stepping not onto ice blocks that are your morning floorboards but instead onto a comfortably warm floor. Sounds nice, doesn’t it, especially at the approach of cooler fall, and then downright icy winter, weather. The way to achieve this toasty method of home heating is through underfloor heating. If it sounds complicated and intimidating, read on – you might be surprised to learn that it’s not that far out of reach for even the most traditional minds.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. A bathroom with a marble floor doesn’t need any other marble features to look elegant although a matching counter could look chic and stylish. Make sure to emphasize the floor and avoid covering it up with lots of furniture or fixtures.
design. Published at Saturday, August 04th 2018, 07:56:55 AM by edgarquintero. 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.
design. Published at Thursday, August 02nd 2018, 02:13:19 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 Tuesday, July 31st 2018, 10:30:53 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 Monday, July 30th 2018, 10:24:30 AM by edgarquintero. 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.
design. Published at Monday, July 30th 2018, 01:48:08 AM by edgarquintero. This form of underfloor heating involves the zigzagging of loops of wire into the floor of a single room, such as the kitchen, bathroom, or a bedroom. This method is often used for retrofitting.
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