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Архив за Июль 2011

31
Июль

Simply Delightful: One-Room Apartment with a Homey Feel

With a design that seems perfectly planned to ensure the coziest possible living space for a small apartment, this crib definitely has what it takes to inspire. Featuring a total surface of just 34 square meters and consisting of one room plus kitchen, hallway and bathroom, you could say this place is an ingenious display of Scandinavian design. A small hallway is connected to the entrance door and leads the inhabitants toward the small bathroom, bedroom and kitchen. The hall offers practical storage space in the form of a walk-in closet with shelves and hooks. Near the front door there is space for a shoe rack. The bedroom is very charming and offers quite a few exceptional decorative items, most of which have a traditional style. The bed frame, dressers, chests and picture frames give out a cozy, very original feel. All these by cleverly using such a small amount of living space. How do you appreciate the design of this small apartment?

31
Июль

Street Level Suburbia On the Edge of a Lagoon

On the edge of the Narrabeen Lagoon , a residence overlooking a wild, untouched island covered in casuarina trees, shelters contemporary living spaces for a lucky family. The street view hides the lagoon beyond and conveys a comfortable feeling of suburbia. The architects from  Choi Ropiha Fighera found themselves “ drawn to the suburban qualities of the street and this dramatic contrast between the front and back of the property “. Behind the levelled street facade, the residence opens to the panoramic views with its multitude of large glazed windows. Replacing a former 1970s cream brick house, the Narrabeen House in Sydney, Australia showcases a cascading display of rooms. The street level houses the entrance, driveway and garage, while the next cluster of spaces – living room, dining room, kitchen, study and pool – are gathered around a centrally situated courtyard. This allows the rooms to visually communicate with each other. The architects explain their work: “ the planning is composed to deliberately isolate the occupant from the suburban surrounds to heighten the sense of oasis and privateness. This process begins at the street bringing visitors through a succession of exterior spaces that gradually compress and remove the street context through a composition of fences, full height screens and thresholds. The entry sequence eventually terminates at a solid doorway where the sense of intrigue peaks. Rather than entering into a hallway, one arrives in the courtyard where the full extent of the private domain, the lagoon and island are revealed and any sense of the outside world removed.

30
Июль

Swedish Combination of Traditional Elements and Modern Design: Lima House

Lima House comes from Swedish architect Johan Sundberg . The infusion of traditional elements into the contemporary architecture is represented by the unification between two apparently different designs: the traditional shape of the saddle roof and the distinguished elegance of the sleek modern design. In the seaside summer resort where this residence is located – Limavagen, Hollviken, Sweden – the conditions were perfect for its inhabitants: a young couple looking to start a family. The architects working on this project saw its architecture as an opportunity: “ From a designer’s point of view this building type is a challenge. A traditional saddle roof is to be combined with a held-back modern design. This leads to challenges around the roof edges. Large glazed sliding doors and crisp dormers require steel reinforcements within the timber frame. The design dissolves the traditional 1,5 story bottom level plan and opens up the structure both over the corners and up through the first floor. Lines-of-sight penetrate the house and the window positions work to frame the scenery on the outside. “  All the elements described by the ones who worked on this astounding project preserve a sense of comfort.  This makes me wonder if this combination of Swedish traditional design and modern building techniques and materials is the next step in owning a balanced, comfortable house.

30
Июль

Display of Exquisite Traditional Details in a Spanish Island Home

We ran across a truly spectacular home located on the Spanish island of Formentera. This is not the common-looking contemporary residence we usually feature on Freshome, but dare we say, a much more inspiring crib. We were truly impressed by the overall feel of this place which seems to emanate peacefulness, simplicity and an overall holiday sensation. Seen on The Style Files , this home is situated in a delightful setting, which it takes full advantage of. The outdoor areas are more than inviting: a generous pool with colorful and cozy patio furniture allure the inhabitants for a fresh drink and a sunbath. The interiors feature well preserved traditional details. The core of the house is a charming living room built on two levels. Original furniture elements are the salt and pepper of this delightful Spanish crib, which we invite you to discover in the pictures below. [Photos by Jordi Canosa]

30
Июль

Bright and Dinamic Apartment, Lovely Roof Terrace Included

This charming attic apartment has 2, 5 rooms plus kitchen and stretches over a living area of 63 square meters, out of which a delightful roof terrace occupies 10. As you can see from the photos and the sketch at the end of the post, the crib is accessed via a small hallway, which communicates with the newly renovated kitchen and the dining area. The open plan living room would definitely impress its viewers in a tour of this home, as it features an eye-catching red sofa, complemented by a small wooden coffee table, charming shelving units and flower pots which contribute to the vivid atmosphere. At the end of the “room chain”, there is a welcoming bedroom with a small window above the large bed. We invite you to have a look at the colorful decorative elements this place has to offer and tell us what caught your attention.

30
Июль

Waterproofing the Foundation: What’s Your Choice?

When you are building a new house for your family it goes without saying that you use the best design and color to make it look pleasing. But what do you do to make it last for longer years? You must concentrate on the structure of your building to make it strong. The foundation of the building is the most important part on which the entire building depends. Waterproofing the foundation ensures that you do not experiencing any leaking which would result in further damage. There are many options at hand to ensure a secure foundation for years at a stretch.
Liquid Rubber Foundation Membrane:
This membrane is made of liquid rubber and can be applied very easily on the basement. When the rubber is in liquid form it spreads evenly and easily filling up all the cracks and crevices. Since rubber is a non- porous substance there is no chance of water seeping through it. Moreover, this method is very economical and can be performed by house owners. The warranty attached to this method makes it more beneficial to be used by house owners. Those who are using this method for the first time may go wrong with the consistency of the rubber. At times, the surface has to be cured and prepared properly and for this one would need expert help.

30
Июль

Water Heater Set up

As soon as the union is disconnected disconnect the relaxation of the pipe ONLY on the heater you are replacing.

30
Июль

Tree Damage Can Be Devastating

The roofing contractor in Fairfax, VA has plenty of stories about tree damage to houses and roofs.The incredible damage a tree can do is not fully appreciated until you actually view a house where a tree limb fell and damaged a roof or where an entire tree fell over and caused extensive damage to the home. Trees look beautiful until they are lying on their side in the middle of your roof!

30
Июль

Tips for finding good furniture store

There are many specific furniture stores in internet. In these web sites you can see the various designs of furniture. These furniture stores have many collection of furniture. One can find furniture according to his or her taste, Choice and requirement. Moreover online shopping is much secured. Many online furniture stores offer wide range of furniture top the customer. These online furniture stores used to show product images and product sample pictures which will give a fair idea of style and look. The store locators enable the customers to personally check the quality of the furniture which is ordered. It is just a click way of finding the best quality and stylish furniture. The designs of furniture range from traditional to contemporary designs. The online furniture seller provides best quality furniture to customer and they try to satisfy the requirements of the clients. Furniture is the perfect item for home decoration. It gives a perfect look to home. Furniture should be chosen in such a manner so that it will suit your life style and give an extra ordinary looks to your home.

For interior decoration furniture is a very important item. The online furniture stores provide opportunity to people to buy quality furniture at minimum price. They sometimes give discount on furniture. The selection of furniture is not so hard. First you have to check the style of your home before going to buy furniture. This will help you to make a right choice of furniture for your home. The selection should be perfect so that it blends with the architecture of home.

30
Июль

Tiles – Found In Plenty

Nowadays, we make use of diverse sorts of tiles in our homes to beautify it. A huge diversity of materials are utilized to make them, comprising clay, ceramics, stone, polyester, glass, granite, marble and porcelain. Diverse sort of tiles used in our homes are named after the substance that they are built-up with. All these tiles, for example wall tiles, imported tiles and vitrified tiles can be acquired from the market in various colors, sizes and shapes.