Interior design books out this fall document one of the year’s strongest décor trends: color, and loads of it. Designers such as Mark D. Sikes, Markham Roberts, Katie Ridder and James Farmer all show a lively mix of color, pattern and style in their recent projects.
Every page is full of inspiration for your own projects, showing you how to mix and match — or not match at all — and love it.
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Bathrooms are one area of the house that offer solace and comfort, which means they deserve plenty of attention in terms of lavatory transforming. In all probability the best technique to uncover your design fashion is to go on line and accumulate a group of images of other bogs to see what suits you. Discover some of these fixtures and decorations and use them to reinforce your bathroom décor so as to add the ‘chic’ to the ‘shabby’.
Just like the way you generally rearrange the location of furnishings in your living room, kitchen, or bed room to give it a new feel, you’ll be able to rearrange the plumbing fixtures in your toilet. four. When engaged on small toilet reworking, select lighter colours to make the realm appear and feel extra spacious than it actually is.
Nook bathtubs are particularly designed to fit in a corner. When you resolve to take a position your emergency fund in your transforming challenge, you all but guarantee something will go wrong in the course of the venture that’ll drain that fund and depart you with a half re-completed rest room.
Toilet fixtures such because the sink, shower stall, bathtub, and cabinets are usually not simply moved, and would require the providers of a licensed plumber, a carpenter, and probably an electrician. You’ll be able to even think of vanity sinks which have space for storing below which can be used for preserving towels, toilet paper, and different toiletries.
For you, an excellent lavatory may be simple; a bathroom with gleaming, all-white surfaces and brass for all of the fixtures. three. When you opt to have the identical tile coloration for each your walls and flooring, break the monotony via utilizing completely different sizes or laying out bathroom tiles otherwise – in a … Continue Reading
Holiday homes, restaurants, even cities may soon be coming to a quiet beach or harbour near you, reports Sam Fortescue
As boats become ever more like homes on water, something else is changing: designers and builders have been turning their attention to the market for floating buildings. New concepts to emerge range from a thatched beach cottage atop a catamaran hull to an entire floating city, generating its own food and power. The one thing they have in common is they’re movable structures that can be parked wherever they can drop the hook. And soon they could be coming to a peaceful estuary near you.
There is an opportunity here, of course, to create additional living and leisure space in areas where the land is already choked with people. Imagine being able to moor a temporary holiday village off Bournemouth Beach, for example, or create a restaurant off Dartmouth without affecting the townscape.
But the flip side of the coin is that someone could park a large floating structure right in front of your sea view, or occupy a quiet, sensitive environment. Imagine, as sailors, falling asleep in a deserted anchorage and waking up with a throbbing beach bar right next to us!
Floating homes and docks are being designed to use Seafloatech’s eco-friendly anchoring system
“If a craft is movable and can drop an anchor, it would be classed as ‘any other vessel’ and would not need consent,” confirms Martin Willis, executive officer of the UK Harbour Masters’ Association. “But if it’s a commercial business, it’d be subject to the relevant regulation – there are no rights to come in and open a business in a harbour without the Harbour Master’s consent.” Alternatively, it may fall under MCA coding as a passenger craft.
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