by Jennifer Riley Simone, Case Design/Remodeling Indy
You don’t have to do a full-scale remodeling project to start increasing the eco-friendliness of your home. Home ownership means regularly replacing materials over time, whether or not we choose to remodel our living spaces. Each time you do a home improvement project it’s an opportunity to make your home a little greener. These 10 tips are a mix of ideas for creating a more sustainable home immediately and over the years as you update.
1. Use low-VOC paints and stains. Volatile organic compounds (VOC) are the toxic chemicals in paints, stains, and other finishing products, which slowly release toxins into the air after application. Low-VOC products have little to no toxins and are much safer for our health. Next time you repaint a space in your home, choose a low-VOC alternative or ask your home remodeling services provider to do the same.
2. Install insulating window shades. High-quality window shades and blinds come in dozens of different styles and can make a big difference in your energy bills. In summer, they keep the heat out. In winter, they allow solar energy to heat your home on sunny days while trapping the warm air indoors over night.
In part I of the Great Cabinet Debate, we discussed choosing cabinets that fit your kitchen’s design and style. In part II we’ll be taking a closer look at the different aesthetic elements of kitchen cabinet styles that you’ll want to consider when choosing new cabinets for an interior remodeling project in the kitchen. Basic kitchen cabinet aesthetics include the cabinet’s design style, color, and finish. Kitchen cabinet design styles. Design style more or less refers to the shape of your kitchen cabinet doors and drawers, although finish and color both influence style as wl. Shaker-style cabinets are one of the most common cabinet types, characterized by a picture-frame inset on the front panel of the door. Shaker style easily adapts to look of most kitchen and home design styles, making it popular for open floor plans, transitional homes, and universal
Flat-panel cabinets have a flush or flat door panel that creates a seamless design and surface in the kitchen. This style is used almost exclusively in modern kitchens and frequently in contemporary designs as well. The hinges are mounted inside the cabinet box as opposed to the outside, so the cabinet doors create a sleek, clean, and continuous look in the kitchen.
There are a numerous factors to consider when choosing cabinets for a kitchen remodel. Style, function, design, and finish all impact the final space and the way a kitchen flows, both aesthetically and functionally. And these days we’re not just talking about the cabinet box itself, but also the shelving system inside.
From style to function, this list gives you some of the main considerations to make when choosing new kitchen cabinets for a custom kitchen remodeling project.
So far as contemporary furniture design is concerned, few names are more synonymous with this field than that of Charles Eames and he is rightly considered as one of the very best in the business courtesy of his wide range of eclectic and stylish contemporary furniture. Although, whilst Charles Eames is regularly seen as a sole designer of furniture, he actually worked principally alongside his wife, Ray, to create some of the most impressive pieces of contemporary furniture for which he is most famed.The type of furniture created by Eames is highly distinctive and his styles are regularly replicated by bespoke furniture retailers today and this is testament to the popularity and universality of his pieces in a career which spanned over four decades. He was born in America in 1907 and went on to craft some of the most eye-catching chairs to ever have hit the market both at their time of working and today.Let’s take a look a look at some of the most memorable contemporary furniture designed by Charles Eames and his wife below:
So in the midst of not receiving emails & overlooking tweets I didn’t realize my guest post on Canoe Design was posted at the beginning of the month. *slaps self* Soooo head on over to see my Furniture Friday post but just pretend it’s a Furniture Monday .