Bathroom Vanity Ideas For Small BathroomsBathroom Vanity Ideas For Small Bathrooms

You don't have to settle for ordinary when it comes to bathroom basins. This is your opportunity to make a change that will upgrade the look and give you a fresh style in there. Yet it isn't expensive and it isn't hard to do on your own. While you need it to be fully functional there is no reason why it can't be beautiful too!

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Bathroom ShowersBathroom Showers

The ultimate luxury in a fantasy bathroom would have to be a waterproof TV. You could even think of doubling the bathroom up as gym complete with exercise bike and rowing machine. Ornaments should be unobtrusive so choose things like small piles of pebbles and modern wall prints over candles and nick-nacks.

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Kitchen Storage CabinetsKitchen Storage Cabinets

Zinc Kitchen Counters. You don't see zinc countertops in many modern kitchens but this metal has a warmth that has made it popular for centuries. Zinc's tone darkens with time adding patina. Its antimicrobial properties make it a smart choice for a cooking space. This beautiful material typically costs $100 and up per square foot installed.

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Kitchen ShelvesKitchen Shelves

Be clever with your cabinets. Use every spare inch in a small kitchen by building recessed shelves where feasible. Here they surround an integrated refrigerator. With this design solution wall space that’s too skinny or awkwardly shaped for extra cabinets can still be used to hold frequently used items. In this kitchen it also helps open up the room and leads the eye to an appealing feature. The other clever feature in this kitchen is the cookbook niche above the door – another neat storage trick that doesn’t take up too much room. Ask a builder if one can be carved out from an existing wall.

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Kitchen HoodsKitchen Hoods

You can also create a U‐shaped kitchen by adding a freestanding island to an L‐shaped kitchen. In this case the one end cabinet was turned to face away from the kitchen and a beadboard end panel was added to allow for a place to intersect the open island. Because the island is open you have knee space for stools and seating without needing an overhang.

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Kitchen Exhaust FanKitchen Exhaust Fan

If you're doing tile or stone floors work on picking those materials at the same time as cabinets backsplash and countertops. The relationships among these materials is critical. It's tough to mix different types of stone and tile unless you want your kitchen to look like a showroom.

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Kitchen Drawer OrganizerKitchen Drawer Organizer

Softly flecked or grainy whites also work well paired with brass accents such as these contemporary lights. Again the subtle richness holds its own without fighting for attention and keeps the countertop from feeling too austere – great for a dining island where you want people to actually feel comfortable dining.

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Kitchen Counter StoolsKitchen Counter Stools

Island. No matter how modestly sized an island can provide invaluable space for working serving and storing. I recently interviewed a designer who advised that we take the recommended dimensions and clearances with a grain of salt as they tend to work only for mansions and in Fantasyland. As long as you’re not bruising a hip every time you round the island you have enough space.

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Japanese KitchenJapanese Kitchen

Artwork. In a galley kitchen giving the eye a beautiful place to rest at the end distracts from the narrowness of the space. These are vintage prints of seaweed which bring a coastal texture indoors. Spend a few minutes browsing through the thousands of kitchens showcased and you will quickly see they come in all shapes sizes styles and colors. Colorwise they can run the gamut from eye catching bold and bright to light tranquil and airy. Featured here are some of the many delightfully colorful kitchens along with examples of color palettes inspired by the kitchens.

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