Kitchen & Bath
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 bathrooms. Enjoy!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 27 December, 2012
The kitchen is like the heartbeat of the house. Whether it be family or friends, the kitchen seems to attract people to it even if they’re not the ones doing the cooking, or cleaning for that matter! Given that kitchens have become such social hubs within the home, it’s little wonder that open designs have become the norm. Here are 5 tips for styling an open kitchen into your home interior.
1. Remove Overhead Cabinets and Partitions
Open plan living creates a feeling of spaciousness and allows people to flow freely and easily throughout the home. To open up the kitchen the first thing to do is remove overhead cabinets or partitioning walls that currently segregate the room from the rest of the living zones. It’s not always feasible to remove walls though and it’s important to seek professional advice before attempting this. If you’re stuck with a wall why not find out if you can open it up in a window fashion. Explore all options before resorting to an entire floor plan remodel. Once overhead cupboards and partitions are removed you will feel the difference instantly.
2. Well Lit Spaces
Well lit spaces always feel more inviting and open than dim rooms that lack natural light. Add in extra windows where possible and remove any pelmets and such that overhang, essentially blocking light and making the space feel more enclosed. Swap out heavy window furnishings with sheer options that allow the maximum amount of light in. It’s smart to install a heavy blind to block out the elements during severe weather periods and for privacy in the evenings to pull down over your sheer curtains or blinds as needed.
3. Effective Exhaust
When the kitchen is open to large areas of the home the cooking smells can quickly penetrate the fabric of furnishings and fill the air for some time if proper ventilation is not fitted. Ensure your overhead exhaust is effective and use it every time there are cooking events that give off strong smells. No one will be keen to visit if last night’s curry is still hanging in the room at midday the next afternoon.
4. Coordinating Style
With an open kitchen, messy countertops and mismatched decor are on show for everyone to see who visits you. By ensuring you have plenty of storage space you will increase your chances of keeping your kitchen ‘guest’ tidy. Co-ordinating kitchen accessories such as kitchen taps, containers and even appliances will give your kitchen a modern touch and organised inviting feel. There are many kitchen appliances these days that are absolute works of art so if you want to keep your toaster and kettle on the bench be sure to invest in stylish pieces you will be proud to display. Remember to wipe these types of appliances over daily as they are so often used they tend to get grubby quickly, and that will be glaringly obvious to visitors.
5. Stylish Shelving
Last but not least is the style tip of adding loads of shelving to your open plan kitchen. Removing any upper cabinets and replacing them with open shelving will do wonders for the look of the room. Bare walls can be transformed into valuable storage locations and shelving is the ideal place for all those beautiful kitchen items you’ve invested in up to now. It also gives you an excuse to invest in pieces you have always wanted, such as that luxury casserole dish or crystal glasses set that can now be put on display as well as put to practical use. Open shelving adds a light and spacious aesthetic to the room and when taken all the way up to the ceiling can be extremely impressive. Combining cabinets and shelves is another take on this open plan styling tip that will transform your kitchen.
Author Bio : Michelle is a blogger and writes for AQVA , the on-line store for designer bathroom and kitchen products.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 27 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 modern kitchens. Enjoy!
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 24 December, 2012
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