Black Gloss Bathroom FurnitureBlack Gloss Bathroom Furniture

Quite often with the hectic lifestyles of most families more than one bathroom is necessary to prevent irritation and stress when both husband and wife and perhaps even children need to get ready to leave the home at the same time. Adding a half bath helps but with careful planning the same space allocated for a half bath can be utilized for a second small bathroom. This permits more than one family member to bathe at the same time while a half bath is limited in function. Taking the time to develop a small bathroom floor plan is key to producing a satisfying and useful design. Floor plans do not have to be elaborate undertakings as a simple sketch that includes certain points will suffice.

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Counter Height Dining SetsCounter Height Dining Sets

By applying a particular decorating style you can insert furniture and accessories which will make good use of the space in your dining room. Keep in mind design themes which allow for a variety of baskets and shelving since these can be used as extra storage. Deciding on a design you really can live with however is imperative as this is where you will be eating lots of meals.

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Kitchen Storage CabinetsKitchen Storage Cabinets

Eat‐in area. Your idea of an eat‐in kitchen may be a table that seats a party of eight. You may be overlooking the fact that you have room for a cafe table a small counter or even a flip‐down bar top.

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Kitchen ShelvesKitchen Shelves

The layering and mixing of finishes in this kitchen give it an old‐world charm. Note the glazed blue‐gray island and its relationship to the pendant above. The choices for a mahogany‐tone wood countertop dark trim around the windows and a custom hood surround in particular were all made during the process of designing this kitchen and impact the overall finished look and style.

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Kitchen HoodsKitchen Hoods

Colorful appliances. We often read (or in my case write) that making everything glossy white and glass bounces the light around and keeps a small space looking seamless and thus larger. But the truth is those spaces can be a real yawn sometimes. Trust me visitors do not notice how small this kitchen is;; they remember the cheerful aqua refrigerator. Eye‐catching vent hood.

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Kitchen Exhaust FanKitchen Exhaust Fan

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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Kitchen Drawer OrganizerKitchen Drawer Organizer

Eat‐in area. Your idea of an eat‐in kitchen may be a table that seats a party of eight. You may be overlooking the fact that you have room for a cafe table a small counter or even a flip‐down bar top.

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Kitchen Counter StoolsKitchen Counter Stools

Wood counters naturally also work well in spaces that already feature wood cabinets – that is if you’re a true wood lover and don’t mind it dominating the palette. Notice in several of these examples how wood only dresses the island counters. Wood in general is an excellent material to use for an accent counter (often on an island or a small "chopping zone" in butcher block) contrasting with nearby stone or solid‐surface counters in a pleasing way.

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