The contemporary kitchen design often exudes a sleek and streamlined feel, but the typical style is anything but simple. Modern kitchens often include stainless steel appliances, granite countertops, exposed brick walls and furniture with angular edges.
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The traditional work triangle that separates the sink, range and refrigerator has evolved into a more practical “work zone” concept.
“We have gone from the traditional kitchen, where one person prepared meals to a multi-purpose room and a multiple-cook room, and this evolution has changed us from looking at one work triangle to multiple triangles, or ‘zones,’” says Mary Jo Peterson, principal, Mary Jo Peterson Inc. “With that in mind, we have to increase clearances and look at adding comfortable spaces in the kitchen.”
Still, these tried-and-true kitchen layouts still apply to today’s lifestyles—with modifications.
Art Deco is an eclectic artistic and design style that began in Paris in the 1920s. Nowadays it’s popular in luxury residences and hotels because it represents elegance, glamour, modernity and even functionality. Even though it’s hard to find good furniture in that style that won’t cost you a fortune you still can do that. So if you like this style you can use at your home too. The best room to start is a bathroom. Many manufacturers of modern plumbing have products that combine the aesthetic of minimalist and luxury of art deco. Glossy furniture is also very popular nowadays so it definitely won’t cost you a fortune. Here are some examples of modern interpretations of Art Deco bathrooms to inspire you. Read more »
Peaceful, relaxed and removed from everyday life, this washroom may as well be outdoors for all its greenery, visible through a transparent floor, and climbing up the walls on all sides.
Presented by Azuma Makoto at the House Vision 2013 exhibition in Tokyo, Japan, the concept is absolutely minimal – a few white fixtures floating out from the walls and nothing else but glass and greenery.
The high-contrast photos complete the effect, making white doors, windows, floors and trim seem to to disappear, leaving only the shape created by the plant life in the room. Read more »
The cool thing about purple color theme is that it can transform any bathroom into a royal retreat. Purple isn’t the most popular color choice for a bathroom but it definitely works well there. In the gallery that we’ve gathered you’ll find bathrooms in different styles and they all feature purple color. There are so many cool shades of purple that you can easily make your bathroom unique. Pale lilac, deep eggpant, funky amethyst, soothing lavender, all these shades are awesome. Don’t hesitate to make your bathroom gorgeous and unique!
Many people believe that designing a room in dark tones is a bad idea. Especially bad that is for bathrooms because there usually aren’t many windows to fill them with natural light. We want to show you that such believe isn’t true.
Dark tones help to make bathroom interiors more voluminous and harmonious. Even though it’s a good idea to combine them with light ones you shouldn’t worry about that because there is usually some white sanity ware there anyway. In our gallery you can find different bathrooms with dominant black, gray, brown colors and other dark colors. We believe that you can find some interesting ideas for your bathroom there. Read more »
Ever want to steam on the side of a mountain or carry your hot tub with you on your canoe? Off-the-grid, durable, mobile, strangely sexy and well-engineered, the Dutch Tub is probably the last thing you would expect to see someone lounging in at the top of a summit – but one of the best aspects of the tub is that it moves easily, making the scene above more realistic than most people realize.
This ingenious hot tub is a completely energy-independent gadget that requires no plugging in. Firewood is placed in a spiral on the side that naturally circulates and heats the water in the tub. As a result, the stainless steal tub and its durable poly-fiber hull are transportable by car or even, as you can see, by boat or canoe.
A bathroom with a fireplace? Yes, please! Such a bathroom is very cozy and relaxing – just imagine! Two elements for you to enjoy your rest! The styles may be very different, and a fireplace would fit into any interior. Have a look at the examples: retro copper bathtub with an exquisite fireplace, a modern bathtub decorated with wood and a metal fireplace, a stone bathtub and a fireplace of the same material. But a fireplace may be not only near a bathtub but also near washbasins, that would make your getting up more pleasant. Enjoy the picture gallery and choose your idea!
What do you do while having a bath? Most of us listen to music or read something. A bathroom has become not only a place of hygiene but also a place of relaxation with cool design where you can feel good after a hard day. This conception is right for those who like to relax in the bathroom. The zone of the bathtub is transformed into a stylish library.
Green color is very calming and warm that’s why it was chosen. The first part of the bathroom is quite usual and modern, there’s everything necessary including a shower cabin, washbasins and so on. But the second part is very unexpected. The bathtub zone is made like it’s a very cozy living room with a fluffy armchair and a large bookstand. Enjoy your book!
We tend to think of tile as a material layer of infill inside of a bathroom or other space, something that hugs the wall and fades to a background pattern against the fixtures and architectural elements of a room.
These ceramic tiles by Casanova ID, however, have distinct functions while fitting in with the standard sizes of available tile using typical dimensions. Their purposes range from towel hooks, writing boards, air vents and more. Read more »