Published at Wednesday, March 21st 2018, 06:58:50 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.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 10:46:34 AM by edgarquintero. 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.
design. Published at Sunday, August 05th 2018, 08:18:40 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, 05:35:22 AM by edgarquintero. Open floor plans generally work best in “homes with less square footage – sometimes out of necessity – while larger homes have more leeway to work with when integrating great rooms into a floor plan”. Spacious homes that have fewer walls are the layout du jour; let’s consider their benefits.
design. Published at Saturday, August 04th 2018, 07:56:55 AM by edgarquintero. This is another example of an open-aired “wall” – a geometric hex shape that provides subtle, if not outright, privacy to the bedroom that abuts the common living area. Notice the effectiveness of the trailing plant in providing definition amidst openness as well.
design. Published at Thursday, August 02nd 2018, 02:13:19 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, July 31st 2018, 10:30:53 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 Monday, July 30th 2018, 10:24:30 AM by edgarquintero. 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.
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