Black Gloss Bathroom FurnitureBlack Gloss Bathroom Furniture

Almost always the bath is the centre piece attraction of the traditional bathroom. A free-standing roll-top or slipper bath sits proudly on a dark polished floor and only if going for a traditional continental style bathroom will an inset or sunken tub hold appeal. Either a wall-mounted faucet or a free-standing one looks classy. Deep ridges and curved angles are what makes the traditional sanitary ware what it is - bold and masculine.

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Bathroom Vanity Ideas For Small BathroomsBathroom Vanity Ideas For Small Bathrooms

A full sized standard tub or combination shower and tub measures 32 inches by 60 inches. A standard toilet is 20 inches by 25 inches and the vanity is usually 19 inches deep and space will determine the width of the sink vanity. There are many small bathroom floor plans that easily incorporate these fixtures in a bathroom as small as 5 feet by 8 feet. Of course a larger area naturally provides more options. An additional 2 feet of space will allow for a very useful linen closet perhaps placed at the end of the tub. However storage can be taken into account to include spacious medicine cabinets and narrow depth cabinets for the wall above the toilet. Lighting and ventilation must also be looked at ahead and if a window does not already exist fluorescent lighting is available in abundant styles some with ventilation fans incorporated into the design.

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Black Bathroom VanityBlack Bathroom Vanity

The bathroom has come along way in the past one hundred years. Once just a basic tub set in front of the living room fire and filled with buckets of water the bathing experience is now a luxury in almost every western home. Back then a "bathroom" was something only the wealthy and privileged could afford to have in their house. It was this trend which lead to the mass production of bathroom products.

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Dining Room CurtainsDining Room Curtains

Traditionally dining room sets were composed of a large rectangular table surrounded by chairs. The two chairs at either head had arms while the chairs along the sides were armless. The furniture is almost always made of wood and prior to the 19th century unique to each home. While custom pieces are still available today they can be prohibitively expensive. Here is a look at some of the more common styles of tables and chairs that are available today.

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Narrow Dining TableNarrow Dining Table

Dining Room Tables. Most modern dining area tables are made of glass. They may have some wood incorporated into their design or possibly be a combination of glass and chrome. Tables designs vary from the traditional four legs as support to an artistically designed pedestal base. The glass tabletop plays a large role in helping the room appear more visually spacious regardless of its actual size. These tables are grand in design. They provide a superbly impressive place for you to seat your guest.

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Dining Room BuffetDining Room Buffet

Here are a few tips on dining room design including furniture and decor suitable for the more conventional home and family unit that needs to inspire welcomed guests.

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Dining Room Chair CushionsDining Room Chair Cushions

Modern. While wood may be the most common material for tables and chairs there are other options for the non-traditionalist. A metal table can lend a modern and minimalist style to any setting especially when coupled with a more casual seating arrangement such as benches and stools. If you prefer a modern look but without the metal a glass tabletop can be found to fit any sized area. To complete the look clear plastic chairs are available in a number of styles. Along with the sleek style glass and plastic also make cleaning up a breeze.

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Dark Kitchen CabinetsDark Kitchen Cabinets

A dark richly veined stone can actually feel less dramatic when paired with dark cabinets. Whether you use espresso wood or a modern painted gray as shown in the previous photo coordinating a base tone in the stone with one of a similar darkness or lightness in the cabinets will help the two connect.

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Corner Kitchen TableCorner Kitchen Table

Rather than miles of counterspace this kitchen has a freestanding custom‐designed china cabinet at the end of the L. Sometimes a square island is better than a rectangle. If you don't have the room for a main sink in one of the legs of the L then put it in the island. This makes for a very tight work triangle and still allows for entertaining. This island has seating on two sides which makes for good conversation as well. If storage is what you're looking for the L‐shaped kitchen can be the best option for the maximum amount of wall cabinets.

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Corner Kitchen SinkCorner Kitchen Sink

The U‐shaped kitchen lends itself to high‐efficiency cooking: You can often pivot on one toe as you spin around from refrigerator to sink to stove. A good friend and accomplished cook swears by this kitchen layout. He loves it because it keeps people out of the way when he's cooking. Guests can hang out as long as they stay on "that" side of the peninsula! The U‐shaped kitchen (also called the C‐shaped kitchen) is the perfect expression of the work triangle we hear so much about in kitchen design.

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