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Identify The Design Flaws In Your House

Home design is a very personal subject. What may seem ugly and ridiculous to one person may be the ideal home of another. In terms of esthetics, there is no clear cut dividing line between what is good and what is bad. But beyond looks, a home must be a comfortable place for the family to live. And for this there are some basic principles that are universally applicable. Check your home out against the common home design flaws listed below and see if they apply to you. If so, consider how much they have a negative impact on the way you live and plan to have them corrected when you remodel your home. 1. Not Planning For The Future. When planning a home it is easy to focus on the immediate family needs. But a home is an investment that will be used for many years and the family will change during that time. The family size may increase and people's interests and the space they need will change. If the home you live in now is not as comfortable as it was y

Innovative Space Saving Tips for Small Kitchens

Small, easy to maintain and energy efficient homes are going to be the trend of the future. With proper planning a small home can be as comfortable as a large one and never give the feeling of being cramped. But the most difficult place to maximize the use of space is usually the kitchen because of the type of work that is done there, the appliances that take up so much space and the need to have adequate space for people to move. A small cramped kitchen can be an uncomfortable place to be in; also the food that comes out of it is rarely as good as it should be. Here are a few tips to save space in the kitchen and make it a more comfortable place to spend time in. Remove a Wall. Do you need your kitchen to be cut off from the rest of the home? Removing a wall will open up the kitchen and also allow you to be close to your family and guests while you are working there. Put in a large single bowl sink. A big single bowl sin will appear to be larger than it rea