When choosing a kitchen worktop, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by so many options – from the cheapest pieces of processed wood boards covered with a melamine laminate, to unbelievably expensive stone slabs. And everything in between.
The fact there are countless materials to choose from proves the kitchen worktops are something worth thinking about. Gosh, if only someone somewhere wrote a list of questions that could help you decide. But who? Who would do such a thing, based of course on experiences from their clients and followed by photographs of gorgeous kitchens to serve as examples?
Continue reading “How to choose a perfect kitchen worktop”
My friend said the other day: “Nothing is more photogenic than a ‘messy’ bed.”
This is so so soo true. At home, we try to make our bed as neat as possible but on social media, we seem to like those messy ones a bit more. Why is that?
Layers. It is all about layers.
Although as architects we seem to enjoy designing the space, and by that we mean carefully thinking about every little detail, sometimes all you can do in a room is decorate, and by that we mean carefully thinking about casually placing every piece of furniture and decoration in it.
Bedroom, in our opinion, is that kind of room. It is the most private room in the apartment and probably the only one where your guests never walk in – unless invited ;), it is your little oasis and you should style it the way that you’ll feel amazing in it. Continue reading “Tips and tricks for a perfect bedroom”
There is something comforting in a thought “This is what everyone does”. Normal is good.
Yes, in many cases, a standard thing to do, is also a good thing to do. But that rule doesn’t really apply to interior design.
And we are not just saying that. We have an amazing, the most wonderful example for you today. The one that will make you rethink everything you thought was a good, normal thing to do in your apartment.
Continue reading “Maayan Zusman and Amir Navon transformed an old-fashioned apartment into an open and airy oasis”
It’s been months since we first wrote that designing a kitchen is one of the hardest tasks in an apartment remodel. We’ll be honest with you, there are professional architects who can design amazing buildings, without being able to design a kitchen. A functional, practical and beautiful kitchen.
Because, to design a kitchen means not only to respect technical limitations (plumbing system, electric and gas installations) and to create a functional triangle between main elements, but also to implement client’s requests, to understand general cooking process as well as client’s cooking process, to organize cabinets for a client (which can be especially challenging because we usually have different habits than our clients) and to know what’s the newest trend. Continue reading “How to design a practical kitchen”
Designing a small bathroom is always a challenge.
The reason is pretty simple: to design a functional bathroom means to respect some common dimensions of fixtures and space between them.
Now, there may be a lot of things you want to place in a bathroom. But the key is to start simple. And basically, a bathroom consists of three elements: a toilet, a sink, and a shower. Maybe, in the end, you’ll have a toilet, a bidet, a bathtub and double sink – it depends on the size of your bathroom as well as your preferences. But if you think about it, those are just variations of the three basic elements. At the beginning of a design process, you have to start with the minimum number of elements. Continue reading “Step by step guide to a small bathroom design”
Closets. Don’t you feel like you love every single one you see on Pinterest, but hate your own? Guess lighting is different. Or yours isn’t white? And oh yeah, you don’t see the big pile of stuff that’s taken out of them in order to show „the perfect closet organization“ (also known as the pile of lies, muahahaha hah).
Just kidding. Some people are perfectly organized. Did you ever stumble upon and spent hours and hours going through organization-related projects on I HEART ORGANIZING like we did so many times?
When designing a room, we always advise you to imagine what do you want to do in that room, instead of what furniture you want to put in it. Same thing works for closets. Don’t think about how much drawers you want, but which items you’ll keep in them. Continue reading “Quick tips for closet design”
Dining can be extremely formal and extremely casual. And everything in between those to extremes. It is totally up to you.
You can be the person who organizes family dinners. The ones where no one can leave the table until everyone is done. And no one really wants to leave. Where are at least three courses, perfectly paired with the right kind of wine.
You can be the person who eats dinner alone, in front of the tv.
Or you can be the person who grabs a take out and eats in the car on the way home.
It is totally up to you. You just have to keep that in mind when designing your apartment. Continue reading “Do you even need a dining room?”