Kitchen & Bath
Organize your cooking space with this genius magnetic Magic Wall. It can hold all your metal objects such as pots and pans or a selection of magnetized accessories, including shelves. Available in 5 different dimensions from the smallest size being ~20 inches (50 cm) by ~13 inches (33.3 cm) to the largest size ~40 inches (110 cm) by ~30 inches (75 cm). They also offer the Magic Wall in three different material surfaces including wood, laminate and terrazzo, for a total of 80 different color options. I think this would be the perfect backsplash material for a small kitchen that just needs that extra bit of storage space. I really love the magnetic shelves for keeping those items you need all the time at hands reach and stylishly displayed.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 14 December, 2012
We have collected hundreds and hundreds of images of interior design for home design inspiration since we started ChicTip.com. We have compiled it for you and sorted it Room by Room. Now we’d like to share them with you. Today we present to you 10 beautiful kitchens. Enjoy!
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 5 December, 2012
Bathroom vanities are one of the most important fixtures in the bathroom.Not only are they functional, they give us means to dress up our bathrooms in virtually any style we can imagine. You can find countless styles, finishes and design of vanities in the market. When it comes to choosing a vanity you’re limited only by the size of your bathroom and your budget.
We picked our top 5 modern bathroom vanities. Which one is your favorite??
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 27 November, 2012
Re-designing your bathroom can be fun challenge! Equally it can become overwhelming, so break your project down into smaller manageable chunks. First of all, choose bathroom furniture to complete the aesthetic impact you want, but first and foremost decide how much you can afford. Ideally aim to make the decision before you call the contractor. To help you with this challenging task, I will give you an overview of things you are expected to do:
Look at some of these beautiful bathrooms at homebase for some inspiration to give you an idea on what your new bathroom might look like after it’s renovation. Alternatively, you could check out magazines or catalogues so you can find what strikes you the most. Choose a layout and design that has significant impact to your personality and preferences otherwise once the project is done it would look like somebody else’s bathroom and not yours.
Find a Trustworthy Contractor
The next thing to do would be to find a contractor that cares about your bathroom in the same way that you do. It is not necessary for you to get in touch with one at this point but beginning to find one is a good idea so you wouldn’t be faced with this dilemma later on. You can ask among your friends, colleagues or people you know who have undertaken the same project. You would know who to talk to once you are ready to make the call.
Fix Your Final Budget
When you have figured out the design and layout, you can now start fixing your budget and figure out how much you can really afford to spend on this project. Your final budget will determine the cost of materials and labour and usually two-thirds of that budget will go to labour. The remaining amount would be on the materials such as tiles, fixtures and furniture if you want. There are ways for you to make your budget work for this project so you will not overspend.
Hire the Contractor and Start Buying Materials
The time to hire the contractor has come so you should call the one you’ve decided before. Once the hiring is done, you can now start buying the necessary materials. It is important to check their references before you officially hire them but usually recommended contractors especially by your friends will give you an edge that the contractor is trustworthy.
These are all the things you should expect when you’re planning on taking a bathroom renovation project. It may seem daunting at first glance, but you will find following a few advices will get you there.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 9 November, 2012
Between classic and contemporary, soft shapes are created by water and history giving to this new range a strong personality. Formosa arouses a warm, friendly feeling. A special solution for the pedestal results in an organic, yet simple and happy. The wall hung semi pedestal is truly amazing, the design is like a drop falling. Formosa range is divided into two washbasins “families”: round/oval and rectangular to provide a total of 12 options arranged with full and semi pedestals, wall hung or sit on, combining with two options of wc sanitary wares, wall hung and back to wall. Two ranges of accessories for washbasins complete the Formosa line.
More information available on Olympia site.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 November, 2012
Tom Dixon partnered with Danish artisan manufacturers, Ekoij to create the forward thinking Beam kitchen. Inspired by the elements; fire earth and water, the free standing kitchen is made up of a central column with customised cantilever planes to fit individual appliance requirements. The sculptural design is made with bold industrious materials including raw steel, bronze and aggregate stone to reflect the hardworking nature of the product.
TD Beam is in perfect balance between heavy materials and shape. The kitchen is all about materials, but at the same time light and touchable.
The kitchen have won the EDIDA award for 2011 – 2012 in the kitchen category. (via)
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 5 November, 2012
Are you on planning to design your own kitchen where comfort, style and functionality are combined as one? If you are considering design ideas for custom kitchens, there are several great ideas that you can use particularly if you want a unique and fresh look. The ideas listed below are things you can use when remodeling your own kitchen. You can use them for inspiration or as an addition to your developing concept.
Benefit from Kitchen Islands
Many of modern kitchens today are designed with islands and it doesn’t fail to amaze me how they look stunning. Kitchen islands are exceptional in providing not only elegance but functional beauty as well. Aesthetically speaking, it is at par with any sophisticated modern kitchen ever designed but in the same manner it is also efficient and functional in every way. There are various benefits when it comes to kitchen islands and some of them are as follows –
- Countertop space is significantly higher
- Storage space is enhanced
- A second sink can be installed whenever you needed one
- Give you space for a breakfast bar
- Extra seating can be provided particularly during entertaining
Custom-made Cabinetry for the Kitchen
You are doing yourself a favor if you’re considering custom-made cabinetry for the kitchen because of the advantages you can get in addition to the aesthetical addition to any room. A lot of homeowners choose custom cabinetry because you can choose its size and construction options. If you want enough storage for your kitchen, custom cabinetry is the right and exceptional choice you could make.
Maximizing Kitchen Space
Whatever the layout and size of your kitchen, it is always important that you maximize the space. It doesn’t matter if your kitchen has the most beautiful design and has a lot of storage space if the design itself is not efficient. The best design will always maximize the space of your kitchen no matter what shape or size it follows. Even if the space is challengingly limited but the design is efficient, you will still have a very functional kitchen without sacrificing the fluidity of spaces.
Efficient Lighting Fixtures
Finally in addition to a maximized kitchen space, the lighting fixtures are valuable design statement you could add particularly if you’re considering the efficient ones. Lighting fixtures will not only enhance the aesthetic design but the functionality of space as well. However, bear in mind that lighting fixtures should complement the design of your kitchen.
Posted by JackieAzuela at 31 October, 2012