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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Discover the Ins and Outs of Pocket Doors (sliding doors)

Pocket doors will infuse an average space with architectural charm and can be great space savers— but they have their downsides, too. Spacio Designers give you here some coverage of both sides to help you decide if pocket doors are right for your new house or remodel.

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Many people adore pocket doors. Whether traditional or modern, they are a sneaky detail to enjoy every day and show off on your home tour. Hardware accents and facade finishes can dress up a plain pocket door panel and help it mesh with any interior design.

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The pocket door is an ideal solution for a tight bathroom where the wall space simply isn’t there to accommodate a full swinging door.

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In addition to bathrooms, they’re good for closets or as connections between the two areas. Cladding the pocket door panel with a mirror for such applications further justifies the choice.

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Pocket doors are good for giving a space physical privacy within a larger area, such as an office nook off the kitchen. The wood stain of this door is a nice contrast against all the white of the kitchen cabinets, and it marks the separation of spaces.

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Pocket doors are space savers in the bathroom, as already mentioned, but the way they sit on their tracks means they don’t seal as tightly as a conventional door.

 

They will not create acoustic privacy. As gorgeous as these modern extra-wide doors are, the sounds of children playing are sure to be heard in the adjacent spaces. That’s not so good if you’re working or sleeping, but it’s very good if you’re taking care of small children.

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A partial-height pocket door offers an elegant solution for keeping dogs or kids safe in one space.

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Pocket doors allow you to play with textures and new materials without making a big statement,as the doors will remain tucked away some of the time.

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They also offer an opportunity to incorporate architectural salvage and period-specific details to a historic house. They’re heavy, so install them on sturdy hardware.

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Extra-tall doors look amazing, but they can be difficult to roll, hard to lock and challenging for smaller family members.

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Pocket doors can help to regulate access to the outdoors in a breathtaking manner. But having an intricate system of multiple sliding pocket doors means that the structural integrity of the wall can be reduced, because the door cavity sits where wall studs would be located. Be sure to discuss your vision with an architect or engineer.

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If you have a say in the wall thickness, try to install your pocket doors in walls thicker than 4
inches. It will make for a sturdier wall and door system overall.

We hope that the above article would give you a fair idea on the ins and the outs of the Pocket
Doors!

Be a Sweetheart: 13 Ways to Romanticize Your Home

Let the romantic spirit infuse your home with grace, style and sophisticated sweetness. Display a treasured photo, pick up a lost art or try a DIY project — whether you want to romance someone special or show yourself a little extra love, these 13 ideas are great ways to get started.

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Make a statement with flowering branches.

If you usually choose flowers, try something different and reach for the most luscious-looking armful of flowering branches you can find — from a flower shop or, if you’re really lucky, clipped from the yard. It will make a stunning display and last a long time.

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Frame a meaningful photo.

Dig out your own wedding photos or those from your parents’ or grandparents’ wedding, and have one framed. Or pick a favorite digital photo and convert it to black and white for artsy, vintage flair suggests Navin Kanodia of Spacio.

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Make DIY art.

Have lovely handwriting? Pick up a prepared canvas and supplies at your local art store, and get painting! A simple repeated phrase, like the “I love you” shown here, would work well as a DIY project. Be sure to write out the text in pencil first, then paint over it to avoid mistakes — or use letter stencils instead.

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Bring home a classical bust.

Search local shops or visit Spacio Store for a piece of sculpture that steals your heart. While true antiques are quite expensive, you can find quality reproductions or midcentury vintage busts at lower prices.

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Take up the lost art of correspondence.

Create a writing haven for yourself, stocked with lovely papers and envelopes, your favorite pens, stamps and an address book. Write love notes, “bread and butter” thank-yous or longer letters to older relatives who may not be using email. We cannot think of anyone who is not delighted to receive a handwritten note in the mail!

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Romance your bath.

Don’t wait for guests to drop in to spruce up your bathroom. A pretty hand towel, a posy of flowers and a scented candle will please you every time you walk by.

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Look for a fresh spin on heart art.

Warm up a modern space with a nonfussy yet romantic print. A trend to watch for now is photography overlaid with semitransparent graphic art, like the artwork shown here.

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Put flowers in unexpected places.

Instead of the usual big vase of flowers on the dining table or in the living room, try creating a bunch of minibouquets to spread throughout your home. Place them beside your bed, on the kitchen counter, in the bathroom, tucked into a bookshelf or on a windowsill.

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Hang up a sign.
A petite chalkboard or zinc sign is the perfect place to write little notes that will cheer up all who pass by.

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Have breakfast (or at least coffee) in bed.

If breakfast in bed sounds unrealistic, set yourself up for success by planning to have coffee in bed instead. Set up a tray the night before with your favorite coffee cup, a napkin and a bud vase. In the morning, bring the tray and a carafe of coffee and hurry back to bed with the paper or a novel.

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Make the breakfast table more special.

If you don’t usually bother to set the table at breakfast, try giving it a shot. A cheery set of quilted placemats, colorful bowls, a pot of jam and a jar of wildflowers would be heaven.

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Go wild with wallpaper.

Papering your bedroom with a lush print will instantly make the room feel cozier yet somehow more spacious. Toile, like the one shown here, or a scene with birds and branches will give the most depth to the room.

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Set a table for two.

Tuck a tiny table and two chairs into an empty spot somewhere less expected — an underused part of the garden, by the window in your bedroom or tucked near the fireplace in the living room.

We hope you have liked the creative ideas shared by Spacio inspirationist. Give us your ideas so that we share it with others too.