7 Kitchen Design Ideas

Kitchens have evolved a lot over the years. Once found only in the rear of the house, today’s kitchen design takes the kitchen out the background. The challenge for kitchen design is in creating a more open-faced kitchen, that is part of a dining area, a family room or a great room. In deciding on how to design your kitchen, you must take into consideration such things as: will your kitchen have an island? Will it be of a modern or traditional design? What kinds of appliances will you need for your new kitchen design? What kind of lighting design? 1. Kitchen as ‘Great Room’ Whether you are redesigning an existing kitchen or planning a new kitchen in a new …

Decorators Turn To Stone Surfaces For Elegance

It’s not hard to see why stone surfaces add a look of refinement and elegance in home dcor. Stone can complement virtually any type of interior design or outdoor landscaping. While stone flooring, exposed brick walls and exterior stone walkways are pleasing to the eye, the price of real stone may be out of reach for many family budgets. Happily, new manufacturing techniques are now producing specialty coatings that look and feel like authentic stone inlays, at a fraction of the real-stone price. One of these high-quality decorative stone coatings, E-Z Stone from Henry Company, provides the same look and feel of granite, quartz and other stone surfaces without breaking the bank. The stone coating can beautify aged concrete surfaces …

Dont Wait for a Mate, Feather Your Nest Now! Part 2

Copyright 2006 Melissa Galt One of the best things about being single is that when you decorate your house, apartment, townhouse or loft, its all about you, and you can create a space that is completely yours. Being single and living on your own is the perfect time to start expressing your personal style in your home space. In part 1 of this 2 part series, we covered the first 5 steps to take when decorating your home. We started with the basics, deciding what types of furniture you need and keeping an idea file of furniture, artwork and rooms that speak to you. After we laid the groundwork, we talked about establishing a starting point in the room for …

Design

The word design is multifaceted. It can refer to plans, proposals or creative endeavors. Design surrounds us in every aspect of our life–homes, buildings, city planning, vehicles, art, theater, clothing, and toys. Even food has a design element, presentation. So, design is what makes anything functional, appealing and attractive. It has aesthetic functions that result from inspiration, research, and modeling. To some the sense of design is ingrained in their genes, while others acquire a design sense through rigorous training. The principles to be used will of course depend upon whether one is looking at architectural, automotive, computer or machinery design, which are scientific in nature and have different aims, or communication design, which is applied to advertisements, books, magazines, …