This year Duravit celebrates its bicentennial. Two centuries of creating some of the highest quality sinks, toilets, bathtubs and other bathroom products on the market. 2,400 months committed to innovation and quality design. 73,000 days dedicated to redefining what the term “bathroom” can really mean. 200 years, in short, in the biz.
Life in the big city is booming. However, while cities offer plenty of recreational opportunities like dining, museums and live music, living quarters are becoming more expensive and more compact as the population continues to swell. So what do you do if you want to stay home and relax but your apartment is too cramped? Well, in many cities, people are taking to the rooftops.
So you’re considering knocking down that wall between the kitchen and the living room, or maybe you’ve recently acquired a home with an open floor plan. What next? Before you go wild and dive headfirst into designing the space, here are a few points to consider to help you maximize your open concept space.
It’s no secret that the “modern farmhouse” movement has taken off. This comfy-chic aesthetic conveys a sense of history but still provides for our modern-day taste and needs. Even for the at-heart modernist, there’s a way to channel this rustic, timeless look in a clean, uncluttered way.
When the weather isn’t too cold and the sky is clear, that means more time you can spend outside. It also means that you’ll need patio and lounge furniture to help you while away the hours al fresco in comfort and style. Such pieces can take a lot of abuse from the elements, of course. So in order to maximize your enjoyment of the outdoors any time of the year, it’s important to maintain your outdoor furniture the right way.
The word “reimagined” seems to be popping up a lot these days in the vocabulary of nearly every industry, process or outcome. It certainly headlines the work of many designers who are devoted to the creation of beauty and function in the world around us.
At the start of every summer, we’re reminded that outdoor patio furniture is an investment. But when those pieces have to go up against pounding rain, howling wind or beating sun, you’ll want to make sure they can withstand the elements every season. That’s the crucial characteristic of all outdoor furniture—its material makeup.
For tweens, the one place where they can be themselves and show off their personality and style is their bedroom. As parents, we are tasked with the challenge of helping our youngin’s create a space they love that is also functional and organized, has space for homework and playing, and can transition with them as they grow older into their teenage years.
Not all backyards are made equal. While having a spacious and flat outdoor space is ideal, having a small and hilly backyard isn’t the end of the world. It’s all about perspective and working with what you’ve got. Terracing the uneven terrain is a great opportunity to re-landscape your outdoor space and update it with modern flare.