Wooden Floor for Beautiful Home

In Choosing wooden floor for your home interior is attractive options. Several styles and colors can make the home look expensive and elegant. lighter Wood colors will also make your home look more “young” and dynamic.

 

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Actually, the choice of wood flooring is not only divided by color. Wooden floors are divided based on constituent material. You can find other types of wooden floor, such as solid wood flooring, laminate flooring, and engineering wood.

 

Solid wood

 

As suggested name, it is made from solid wood species are relatively expensive piece of wood. Unfortunately, although able to provide its own prestige value, solid wood flooring is not very suitable for tropical areas with high humidity levels.

 

In addition, solid wood flooring also has the possibility to expand and contract. This type of flooring is generally produced with a thickness of 10 mm to 18 mm. After being used for some time, you can sandpaper back.

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Solid wood available with and without finishing. However, it can not be installed in the basement and can not be installed right on top of the concrete. So, if you want it, you should contact a professional to install this type of floor.

 

Engineering wood

 

Engineering wood using wood that has been treated with a multi-layer technology. This type is commonly referred to as parquet engineer. This type of wood is relatively resistant to shrinkage and bending, and are generally available with a thickness of 15 millimeters.

 

Engineered wood flooring you can use in the basement and attached directly to the concrete. Unfortunately, most of this type of flooring can not be re-finishing. Others may once or twice in re-finishing.

 

Laminate flooring

 

Laminated flooring is often also known as imitation wood. It is made from wood pulp pressed together with glue and paper decor with patterned laminated wood. Same with solid wood, this type of floor covering is also not suitable in environments with high humidity.

 

For laminate flooring, flooring is much cheaper than other types of wood flooring. You can put it in the basement or upstairs. However, unlike other types of wood, the type of wood will sound hollow and did not seem genuine.

Cooking With Color: When to Use Black in the Kitchen

Black is a classic hue in fashion — there’s the little black dress and the debonair black tuxedo, and we are sure that you are not the only one out there with way more pairs of black shoes in your closet than there are days of the week. Yet when it comes to decorating our homes, most of us tend to shy away from using black as more than a mere accent color. Yes, black can suck a good deal of light out of a room, making it appear cramped and dreary, but when used successfully it can be crisp, dramatic and elegant.

 

Check out eight gorgeous kitchens that feature this darkest of hues, along with tips on how to work with black in the kitchen, brought to you by Spacio Design Team.

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Black absorbs rather then reflects light, so if you are using a large amount of the hue in a space, try to counter it with plenty of light — preferably of the natural variety. The high white ceiling, skylights and wall of sliding glass doors in this kitchen more than balance out the black.

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But you don’t need to have walls of windows or skylights galore to make black work in your kitchen. There are other ways to balance it. For instance, this beautiful kitchen features cabinets that have a black-washed look that makes them less heavy and monolithic than cabinets painted solid black. And because the black is paired with plenty of light neutrals and reflective materials, this kitchen feels light and open.

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Here, the large modern black pendants over the island contrast nicely with the vintage exposedbrick walls. So simple, and yet the effect is dramatic and elegant. The restrained yet rich color palette of blacks, browns and brick red is also very successful.

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If you favor a black & white kitchen, we recommend adding another bold color or accents of warm neutral browns, taupes or beiges to keep it from appearing stark and cold. The wood floor in this kitchen warms things up nicely.

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Use black to call attention to your kitchen’s interesting architectural details, finishes or fixtures.Against a light backdrop, these elements will stand out, whereas everything white will recede into the background.

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Consider the sheen of the black surfaces in your kitchen, too. Matte black absorbs light and tends to look flat and dark. Glossy surfaces will reflect light back into the space — but you can really see the texture of the surface, so make sure it’s something you want highlighted. This kitchen has a nice mix of shiny and matte surfaces, and the crisp black really defines the space.

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Since it’s a neutral, black works with any other color you want to introduce. These lemon-yellow counter stools add a nice twist to this handsome black kitchen.

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Black brings a lot of drama to a kitchen, so it requires little ornamentation. You really can’t go wrong with high-quality finish materials and workmanship combined with a restrained palette heavy on black.

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Most paint manufacturers carry a true black hue, but be sure to check out the many shades of black available that have subtle color differences. Some appear cooler, with hints of green, blue or purple; some are warmer — more of a brownish black. These subtle differences will be more noticeable in abundant daylight. As with any new paint color, it’s a good idea to test a few different blacks in the actual room you plan to use it in to see how the color looks in the space and changes throughout the day and night.

Trend Watch – Layered rug

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A look I love that has been popping up in the design community lately is layered rugs. A great way to cover a large space without investing in a room sized rug, it’s also a easy way to incorporate mixed patterns and lend a relaxed bohemian style to a space that can easily be changed up later.For more creative ways to add art to your home, Spacio Designers suggest a few best decorating ideas.

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Casually layered rugs can be used to subtly but effectively break an open space into zones.

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A small statement rug layered over a large, less expensive version gives you the most bang for your buck.

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A series of small entryway rugs is perfect for a narrow space, like a long hallway.

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Combining statements rugs proves that the whole is greater that the sum of its parts.

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When a beloved rug isn’t quite big enough, layering it over a solid one to form a border is a
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Luxurious Open Air Home Built for Two

Researched by Team Spacio

This 450 square meter creation is the work of Barrionuevo Sierchuk Arquitectas, who designed it to suit the luxurious lifestyle of a couple without children. Intended for exclusive use, the house features just one bedroom for dinner (come bed and breakfast) guests and centers around the master suite, that like the rest of the house, conceals heavy wooden doors which completely open the entire structure to the elements.

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Vastu Shastra for Kitchen Design

Spacio Designers help you understanding the Kitchen Design as per Vaastu

Kitchen is a very important room in our homes. It is the source of good health for all the members in the house. As per Vastu (also known as VastuShastra or Vaastu), the health of the members in the house depends on the placement of kitchen and its design.

 

Kitchen is the place where our daily meal is cooked. The health of the people in the house completely depends upon the quality of the food being cooked in the kitchen.

 

The food cooked with positive energy brings good health and prosperity. At the same time if the cooked food is with the negative energy of the room due to improper placement of kitchen, it results in ill-health and bad luck” adds Praveen Kanodia of Spacio.

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Understanding the Placement and Kitchen Design as per Vaastu

As per Vaastu, the placement of Kitchen in the house should be in the SouthEast direction. This direction is also called as the AgneyaDisha (the Fire, source of Energy). Food cooked in this direction is full of positive energy.

 

While designing the Kitchen and the interiors of the Kitchen few things need to be kept in mind. The initial placement of the kitchen in the house and the things in the Kitchen resolves problems to a greater extent.

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Tips on Vaastu for Kitchen Design

Always set up your kitchen in the South-east direction of the house and ensure that the kitchen is kept clean and hygienic. Don’t store unwanted and unused items in the Kitchen.

Stove

The placement of the stove should be in South-east such that the lady of the house faces East while cooking. This brings good health for the family members.

Sink

The placement of the Sink in the kitchen should be in the North or NorthEast direction. These are the direction ruled by the water element.

Drinking Water

The best and purest corner in the Kitchen is the North-east Direction. This direction should be used to keep Drinking water, water purifier or the water stored for drinking and cooking and hence his direction should be kept clean and empty.

Refrigerator

The placement of refrigerator should be in the South-east, West or North Direction of your kitchen

Storage

The grains and other food items stored for the cooking should be stored in the North-west direction of the kitchen.

Dining Table

The placement of the dinning table should preferably be in the North-west direction as per vaastu for kitchen.

Utensils

The utensils used in the kitchen should be stored or kept in the West or South-west direction.

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