Creating a Personal Safe Space
Stress often controls and dictates how we navigate the world. It’s a scary fact, especially for people who suffer under the weight of multiple causes of stress and very little relief. While stressful days can be a small nuisance for some, there are many people who deal with highly negative and troubling side effects. Most causes for stress aren’t easily driven away with the snap of a finger, unfortunately, and so small steps must be taken. Keeping a space specifically for cooling down can help negate those negative feelings.
What makes quality so important in a remodel?
That’s simple: quality is what determines the lifespan of your remodel. Your new kitchen, bathroom, or basement cannot survive on creative genius alone (though it would be great if they could). They need materials that are solid, items that are put together sturdily, and potential for longevity. A cheap, terribly applied counter will only last through so many chopped onions before the whole thing collapses.
Accessibility in Design Mobility
For anyone facing mobility issues, an easy to navigate household is essential. It’s easy to overlook some of the most necessary ingredients in making a mobility friendly environment, though, especially when you’re on a budget or aren’t facing the same mobility issues as a housemate. We put together just a few aspects to consider to get you started when you’re seeking an all-inclusive design:
What’s worse than having two spectacular choices in a one choice situation?
Of course, there are tons of far worse things, but let’s pretend this is a fairy-tale world. In this world, the only problem is the choice between your favorite brand’s clawfoot tub and a clawfoot made by some other brand. Though they’re both the picture of design, quality, and style, you’re already sold on the familiar brand’s clawfoot. You’ve spent months imagining this clawfoot in your head, detailing it with matching tile and accents. While the other brand whispers in your ear, the familiar one screams from mountains just for you. There’s only one problem:
We’ve got some news for you, Ottawa.
IKEA has discontinued it’s AKURUM line of cabinetry. As of February 2nd, 2015, Ikea has discontinued the AKURUM line of kitchen cabinetry. Customers will no longer be able to build complete kitchens using the AKURUM system. Building from the success of the AKURUM line of the past 20 years or so, Ikea has developed a new, improved cabinetry system (given the alluring title of SEKTION). It was introduced Feb. 2nd, 2015.
An unspoken goal in bathroom remodeling and design is to keep everyone quiet about the toilet.
Yes, the toilet is the star of the show, in practical terms. After all, It is the whole point of a bathroom, the entire reason for its existence. The bathroom is a place of the utmost privacy, and we hardly want to be reminded of what goes on in there. We want our guests to be blown away by the fantastic imagery of our most intimate room, not the toilet and it’s usual function. While toilets can be beautiful and functional, they make for a terrible conversational piece.
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