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A look at some spanish ideas for home decor

Home Decor Ideas: Simple Spanish Flare for Transformational Mediterranean Home Decor

February is the month of love, so what better time to spruce up your home with some romantic Spanish flare? Recently, we’ve seen some great European influences and ideas in home decor, especially when renovating cottages and outdated Victorian-styled architecture. And, after all, who wouldn’t want to escape to a little Mediterranean oasis they can call their own? We’re talking loads of light, spacious architecture, rustic furniture and a warm colour palette to sooth the soul.

Elevated, Rounded Archways

One of the most effective ways to bring light, charm, romance and space into your home, is by adding open archways. These tend to work well when renovating homes in South Africa, thanks to the beautiful Victorian influence of high ceilings many older homes still embody today. Wooden-style, curved archways not only add some European flair, but work great with open-plan designs.

If you are considering an open-plan layout, this is a great option for you. They look great with open-plan kitchens and as entrances to the living-room. Need a little privacy? One can easily fit a set of rustic wooden doors to these archways, opening from the middle outwards. These saloon-like doors also work great as window shutters. Alternatively, add some lightweight, white curtains in areas which receive some breeze. When the air flows, so will your zen!

Colour Palette

The Spanish design influence embodies a warm, rich colour palette. They are most often kept neutral, sticking with autumn colours. However, on the contrary, an important part of Spanish home decor are pops of colour. It’s not unusual to find colour blocking in many different design styles today, however, what sets this style apart are the ways in which they are used.

In most Spanish homes, you’ll find detailed patterns on small mosaic tiles, modestly lining the bottom or top of a room. In more punchy designs, it’s expected to find the entire floor or wall comprised of these! These are often floral, and are almost always flamboyant in colour. One can also play with contrasting tones of mustards and blues, a common visual theme throughout Spain.

Play With Clay

Adding clay decor to your home is also a great way to add to the rustic charm of your space. This could be in the form of clay-pots, flower-vases, fruit-bowls, plates and even the material used to build the structure of your indoor fireplace. In addition to clay, wooden coffee tables, counters, boxes for firewood or general storage will further embody your new Mediterranean masterpiece.

Chunky Exposed Roof Beams and Stone Walls

Another way to get bring rich tones and a rich Spanish country-style feel to your home, is to add exposed wooden roof beams. Automatically, they will levitate your gaze upwards, making the roof feel more spacious. They also add a wow factor, without actually taking up any space. Furthermore, a bonus when renovating with this home decor style, is that those stone walls you might want to be covering could actually work in your favour! Exposed stone or brick walls work effortlessly to bring the natural world, indoors.

Looking to further expand Mediterranean home decor throughout you home? Keep an eye on our blog for more home decor ideas for the bathroom, bedroom, living-room and kitchen!

How To Tell When It’s Time To Renovate

So your house is starting to look a little like that old, dusty, crumbling house straight from the corner of your least favourite horror film. And naturally, you’ve been thinking about renovating for a while now.. But even so, you’re still not quite sure whether or not now is the right time. But, if now isn’t the right time, then when is? 

To help you make the right choice, we’ve put a few simple steps together on how to evaluate whether your home is ready for a renovation, or not:

Home renovations can be expensive, time consuming and require extraordinary, superhero-like courage. But have no fear, we are here to make these steps seem like a walk in the park.

Step one: Property valuation

It’s hard to think about selling if you’re about to spend a small fortune on a place you’re already living in (unless your plan is to Hulk it out and flip the property), but you should know what your property is worth. Moreover, what it can be worth after the renovation, and what houses typically sell for in your neighbourhood.

You don’t want to spend R1 million on a house that’s already worth R2 million in an area where the biggest property sale in the last five years was R2,3 million.

Consult your real estate agent or contractor about what the housing market looks like, and, whether or not they foresee an uptick in demand. This can be six months to a year from when you wish to begin. And, while they’re at it, they can tell you which parts of your house need improvement and will yield the highest returns, in terms of raising your property’s value.

Step two: Visualise

This is an entire topic on it’s own. It’s the fun part. Envision exactly what needs to be done, down to the very last tile or piece of wallpaper. Figure out every cost, like building materials, paints, finishes, contractor’s and draftsman’s fees, and absolutely everything in between. And in your evaluation, it’s also critical to figure out how long it will take – bearing in mind that you might need a little wiggle room.

Your home will be your new canvas and a great way to build your vision before laying down any work is to create a 3D model of your idea.

Step three: ‘Tis the season to be building

Obviously the best time of the year to do any building is in the summer, when construction won’t be halted due to bad weather conditions. Yet, this also depends on what you’re doing. For example, kitchen countertops or light fixtures can (and should) be done in winter. It’s all about supply and demand.

Furthermore, window installations in February can cost more in terms of building materials, as well as a contractor’s labour fees. They might have more work in summer, and have less during the winter. It’s not advisable, however, to actually do the work during winter, because rain will undoubtedly interfere (unless you’re in a part of the country with summer rainfall).

Opt for narrowly off-season periods, like April or May, when the busy summer period is slowing down. However, when it comes to materials, nothing is stopping you from buying them in July and simply storing them until it’s time to begin.

Every superhero requires a mapped-out plan and vision before he or she can take on the world. Successful projects are the ones which have been well-thought-out, where most of the planning and logistics are out of the way, long before the grind even begins.

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Bring the Beach Home with a Sea-Side Inspired Bedroom

Gone are the days of jumping through hoops and chasing sheep in the hopes of also catching some decent sleep. Instead, we’re heading out of the fields, and onto the sandy shores of beach-inspired design. It’s time to hop on board and ride the wave into the new year, opting for a relaxing seaside home renovation.

Ready? Set sail!

It can be easy to want to set sail into different directions when your compass is not set on a specific end-goal. First, hone in and anchor your design before you start implementing any serious structural work. Beach-inspired homes are popular amongst ocean-lovers, so it can be easy to become tangled between too many ideas.

Gather your resources.

Time to act out that favourite movie of yours. Yes – the one where the hero is suffocating by his surroundings and, in the end, lands up making some pretty nifty stuff to survive. A tired-looking bedroom can feel like this, too. But, just keep swimming! Time to gather your resources, literally. You’ll start seeing results in no time.

Function vs. Decoration:

Collect wooden-planks, rope, shells, bottles, and anything from the ocean which brings you joy. However, stay afloat by avoiding clutter! Choose only that which serves a functional purpose, with the odd exception used as decoration. For example, a thick, brown rope is great for “panelling” mirrors and walls. Rounded mirrors work well to encompass that “ship-inspired” feel, whereas rectangular shapes work well for walls.

Furthermore, bottles can serve as both functional and visually pleasing pieces. You can use them as candle or plant holders, fill them with shells or beach sand, or even clear fairy lights to add an extra grain of magic. Use driftwood to inspire your headboard. If you can’t find driftwood, use a ”white-wash” paint effect to create the appropriate level of rustic “ship-wrecked” or classic look and feel.

Set-up, step-up.

Wooden stairs built around beds are a great way to experience that covered “cabin” feel. Not only this, but you can use them to create “decks” above beds for additional storage or seating or even sleeping space.

Furthermore, you can use thick sailor rope to suspend your bed from the ceiling. Not only will this make you physically feel the sway of the ocean, but also gives the visual impression it’s floating. In addition to your bed, hammocks are also a great way to paint that relaxed, ocean experience.

Colour:

When it comes to colour-combos in ocean-inspired bedrooms, it’s no secret that shades of blue, brown and white complement each other well. Opt for large windows to allow for blue skies and light, with wooden panelling where possible. As mentioned, you can white-wash wood for a more modern feel, and leave them natural for more of an aged approach. When it comes to decor, add touches of coral reds and burnt orange in the room to bring in the ocean floor.

Lighting:

Old-school, industrial or copper lighting will help to further create that “beachy” vibe. For less direct lighting, opt for thin wooden shutters. This will give off an impression of palm-trees and add natural shade. If curtains are more your thing, choose airy, white fabrics. White or white-washed wooden flooring will further add light to your beach-inspired bedroom.

Whatever you do, don’t jump ship.

We’ve come a long way on our journey in the design world, and yet the general feeling towards beach-inspired bedrooms remains the same – they’re relaxing, inspiring and timeless. So, what are you waiting for? All aboard!

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Simple Ideas For Renovating On A Budget

Is your home starting to look a little dusty and dated? Sure, that’s okay when Halloween is just around the corner, but those cobwebs don’t have to be! Modernising doesn’t have to be an expensive affair. Creating a fresh look, without bringing out the sledgehammers or breaking the bank, is a lot easier than you think.

Here are a few basic renovation ideas to elevate your property’s value, and make your run-down room look brand new.

Clean, de-clutter & depersonalise

Firstly, get rid of all personal items, as well as any random “stuff” laying around in your rooms. These things are just taking up space and become an eyesore for potential homebuyers. Once you’ve de-cluttered and depersonalised, wind-up some serious elbow grease!

Nobody wants Mr. Mould Patch watching them shower. Only once you have a clean, blank canvas, will you be able to truly start your new creative adventure with all its potential.

Let your ‘walls’ down

Ever noticed on home renovation shows that the first thing to be changed, are walls being broken down? By doing this, living spaces instantly appear significantly bigger.

Furthermore, the entire face of the home changes. If it’s in your budget to make radical changes, you can never go wrong by opening up your floor plan.

However, if you need a cost-effective renovation, you don’t always need to start with demolishing. Moving furniture around can change your perception of a room, by opening spaces on a more visual level.

New skin

When last did the walls get a fresh coat of paint? A fresh ‘splash of magic’ can change the tone of a room, make it appear lighter and even look bigger – if you pick the right colours. Fresh fittings can instantly modernise a home.

Moreover, revitalising changes like lifting old carpets and sanding wooden floors, are also an option. However, don’t be fooled, these are where your biggest expenses will be in your home’s facelift.

Taking your time and spending the money will be worth it, though, because this is what will completely restore your aged property and make it feel brand new.

Trim the hedges

Before anybody puts a foot into your house, they go through your garden. An unkempt garden is a realtor’s worst nightmare. You should make sure your garden, whatever size it is, has been weeded, lawn-mowed and given a good all-round polish.

No need to bring in landscapers, but your home will look a whole lot more attractive to potential buyers if your garden looks pristine.

Restoring an aged home is never easy and requires a lot of imagination. Furthermore, it’s even harder to do so on a small budget. Having said this, follow our simple, cost-effective renovation ideas and you’ll be well on your way to creating a fresh-looking, modern, revitalised house that you can be proud of.

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Bedroom Makeover Ideas For Kids

Revamping kids bedrooms are a tricky task. You need to encompass versatility, use the space you have creatively and allow them the chance to express themselves at the same time.

Try to remember that you want a makeover that not only fits in with the rest of the house but reflects your kid’s identity, which is constantly developing.

Keep it simple, stupid.

You want simple furniture that is timeless and isn’t going to need to change over the years. A racing car bed is great for a seven-year-old, but not when they’re 13. Favour daybeds which double-up as seating in smaller rooms. This will add versatility and create more space for playtime.

When looking at colour, opt for varnished wood. This creates a ‘quick to clean’ safety net for all future spills and the wear and tear of a well played-out childhood in general. Natural wooden colours also make for a suitable colour-scheme for kids of all ages.

Design spaces by age.

While furniture styles are important, how you arrange the furniture is equally as critical. Spaces to store clothes, move, play and entertain must be designed with your child in mind. Toddlers need more floor space to play in, whilst teens prefer more seating for when their friends are visiting.

Allow your kid’s bedroom space to grow with them. Moreover, height also plays an important role when designing any new room.

Don’t neglect the fact that if you have small kids, their rooms must be refurbished with everything at their height.

Colour schemes.

I know we mentioned the timeless beauty of wood, but if you do want to be a little more vibrant, let’s talk colour. Colour is one of the easiest ways to refurbish your kid’s room over the years.

They can have their say in it and choose the colours they want at certain ages. Not a fan of bright colours? Create a wall of art for both you and the kids to express yourselves using chalk paint.

Quick design tip:

If your walls have trims, such as curtain rails and skirting boards, paint them white throughout the house. Then when room colours change, the flow will be less disruptive. In fact, you could probably settle on a colour that compliments the rest of the house if you plan it well.

More of the growing, less of the pains.

Kids go through many changes and therefore, your kid’s bedroom renovations are likely to be plentiful too. Getting the basics right and creating a bedroom that’s dynamic means that your children will have the freedom to grow in whichever direction they choose. And, while they do, you will still be able to maintain some design order in your house as a whole. Furthermore, you can make things fun by turning new projects into extra bonding time.

Quick design tip:

Instead of creating boulders in your walls with Prestick, rather frame something that expresses what they’re interested in and hang it up. Instead of tacky, half-torn posters ruining the paint-job, kids can express themselves with something that not only looks better, but can also be replaced when the time is right without ruining the walls.

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Bathroom Remodeling Guide: Where to Use Ceramic

Ceramic has been used to build and decorate homes for thousands of years. Archaeologists continue to discover ancient pieces of ceramic buried deep in the Earth. It’s a durable material that is also gorgeous to look at. Ceramic tiles can be used for flooring, backsplashes, or even to decorate your shower.

If you are in the process of remodelling your bathroom, you’ll want to consider using these unique and beautiful materials.

We’re going to talk about where you can use ceramic tile in your bathroom and the benefits of selecting this material for your renovations.

Durability

You’d probably think that ceramic tiles can be pretty delicate. But ceramic can be very strong and durable. Suppliers, manufacturers, and contractors use the Porcelain Enamel Institute abrasion test to rank ceramic tiles based on their hardness and durability.

The scale ranks from zero to five. Tiles carrying strength of one and two are often strong enough to handle use in a bathroom, especially for flooring.

However, if you have young kids or a large family, you might want to consider purchasing a stronger tile. Ceramic tiles are also water-resistant. It’s a perfect option to use in the bathroom.

Some tiles are heavier than others. You’ll need to reconsider your tile selection based on your project. If you are using ceramic tile for a backsplash or countertops, you’ll want to choose a lighter tile. Projects that include flooring can use a heavier tile.

Cleaning

Ceramic tiles offer another perk to those with busy families. It is extremely easy to keep your ceramic floors, showers, countertops, and backsplashes clean.

All you need is some warm water, soap, and a mop. Simply sweep or dust the tile every day while mopping or wiping down the counters once every few days.

Most heavy-duty cleaners and soaps will not damage the ceramic tile. You can also get a special grout to make cleanup even easier.

Ceramic is a non-porous material that does not stain easily. It’s also a great, hypoallergenic option for those with allergies. The hard tile does not trap irritants like dander, hair, or bacteria. You can also glaze your ceramic tile floors, countertops, or backsplash once you’ve finished the installation.

This will add another layer of protection from dirt, stains, and scratches. If you do manage to crack one of the tiles, it is easy to replace the one damaged tile while preserving the rest of the floor or countertop.

Staying Warm

Ceramic can stay cooler for longer periods of time. While this might be ideal during the summer, ceramic floors and countertops can create a chilly environment in the winter.

You can fight the cold by purchasing rugs and mats for your bathroom floors.

For those with a larger budget, an underfloor heating system can be installed between the floorboards and the ceramic tile. This will add an additional layer of heat in your bathroom and save your feet in the colder months.

Colours and Design

Ceramic tile comes in thousands of colours and designs. Traditional colours include shades of white, grey, and blue.

You can also find different patterns like floral, paisley, or stripes. You can get creative and use different styles of ceramic tile to provide a unique look. However, you’ll want to limit yourself to three different tile designs for your bathroom.

Coloured ceramic tiles paired with all white walls can provide a striking look in your bathroom. This design can make smaller bathrooms look larger. You can also purchase tile in different shapes, like hexagons or rectangles.

If you are concerned about recycling, you can purchase ceramic tile that has been leftover from previous projects. You can usually get this type of tile at a discounted rate as well.

Price

Ceramic tile can be more expensive compared to linoleum and carpet. However, the sturdy material is more durable and will last longer over time.

Choosing ceramic tile will also help you out in case of a water leak. Water can seriously damage linoleum and carpet while ceramic is water-resistant.

Ceramic tiles are also cheaper than natural stone tiles like marble, granite, and quartz.

Installation

It is possible for an amateur to install their own ceramic tile. However, it is a tedious process and if you can afford to hire a contractor, it’s best to hire a professional.

There can be a lot of factors that impact your final bill. This includes the type of tile you purchase, how much is needed, and the difficulty of the project itself.

If you do decide to go down the do-it-yourself route, you’ll need to follow the step-by-step process. This includes taking the proper measurements, cutting out the supplies, and purchasing materials.

You’ll need underlayment, grout, mortar, and the tiles itself. You will also need a tile saw and several other tools.

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Bathroom Renovation vs. Bathroom Refurbishment

When delving into the realm of interior makeovers, face-lifts and general home improvements, one can easily find themselves tangled in terminology. So, to renovate or to refurbish? What’s the difference? Here’s a quick breakdown of both routes, with a couple, added bonus bathroom design tips!

A ‘Mish’ to refurbish?

At first glance, this word might sound like the doorway to a never-ending, tedious travel towards your new bathroom. However, the process is rather the opposite and much closer resembles the ease of the word rolling off your tongue. In fact, a refurbish has a lot more to do with the restoration of what you already have.

Rather than hack-away at your entire space, refurbishing acts as a general face-lift for your home instead. Sound more up your alley? Well, if you’re looking at refurbishing your bathroom, you’re most likely looking at things like redecorating and “adding” rather than resurrecting completely.

Redecorating

When redecorating your bathroom, one might opt for new light fixtures, a new paint job, some fancy new copper basin taps or even adding some modern cabinet doors to replace the existing ones.

Quick design tip: Refurbishing will naturally clean-up your space, but be sure to keep to a clean bathroom design too if you’re looking for a real “wow” transformation.

Retrofitting

This term isn’t nearly as retro-old school as it might sound. In fact, retrofitting falls under refurbishing and is often necessary to bring your bathroom into the modern age. This includes adding improvements mostly based around installations. Think heating, adding improved piping fixtures and anything which essentially makes what you already have, work better.

Quick design tip: Keep your light fixtures close to your bathroom mirror, and opt for timeless pieces which will blend with the rest of your home.

Next up, renovation station!

Rather than restoration, this term deals more closely with a complete bathroom re-work and resurrection. And yes, it can be just as daunting as it sounds. Don’t worry though, with the help of a team of trusted renovation experts, the efforts of heading this route can be most rewarding.

Okay, so plainly put, to renovate is the opposite of a face-lift. Instead, it is to commit complete surgery on your bathroom space.

When looking to renovate your bathroom, one might look at stripping everything clear and starting anew on a blank canvas. This leaves multiple options for an entirely new bathtub, flooring, walls, storage-space, shower, or even storage-space IN the shower! The possibilities are endless.

Quick design tip: When you are installing a new bathroom, pay close attention to the heights of things. Make sure they are both beautiful AND practical. Also, be aware of future water-damage when choosing materials to work with.

If done well, then no matter which route you go, both are bound to give you the boost your bathroom deserves. Happy designing!

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Benefits of a Kitchen Island: What Are They?

It’s pretty safe to say that having an island in the kitchen, not only looks visually pleasing, but its benefits also reach far beyond just the visual aspects. And no, we aren’t talking about a tropical vacation in the middle of your home. We are, however, most definitely talking about adding a splash of kitchenware paradise and festivities to bask around.

When looking at any kitchen, it’s always clear that the kitchen is the heart and soul of any home. The kitchen is the one area which accompanies you on sleepless nights, the room which hosts the sound of guilty pitter-patter of footsteps, backwards and forwards, as you seek solace at the back of an empty fridge. It’s the place where the smell of mom’s home-made pie and steamed veggies lures you to on a Sunday afternoon.

It’s the powerhouse, within a house. So, will you really benefit from a kitchen island addition?

The Social Totem

An island serves as an anchor-point to any kitchen. Not only does it draw your attention to the middle of a room, creating a sense of space and elegance, but it also creates a mini gathering point. A space where everyone can huddle and socialise around after a long day. Feeling far from guests? Add some wheels and roll on over.

Goodbye Musical Chairs

Another nifty benefit of the addition of a kitchen island is actually the additional seating around it. Not only does an island kitchen provide the gateway for charming conversation, but it can double-up as a seating solution as well.

No bar? No problem. Pull up some barstools for the wine and dine, and some cute floral arrangements for tea-time.

Too Many Chefs in the Kitchen?

Too many people in the kitchen cramping your culinary creativity? Hit the road, Jack. If seclusion is your fancy, an island in the kitchen is a great way to create and section-off an entirely separate workspace.

Storage Shortage

Another overlooked benefit of kitchen islands is their value-added storage space. Add draws to your island and not only will you have what you need at your fingertips, but you won’t bite off your own searching for places to put all your things.

These are just some of the many benefits of a kitchen island. You can also use them as room separators, to hold extra appliances and far more. So, what are you waiting for? Get the island rolling!

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How to Minimise Home Renovation Stress: A 21st Century Guide

With all the stress that comes along with living in the 21st century, why make your home renovation the root cause of it? The home is and should remain to be, a place of rest. A place where one can find solace at the end of a hard day – a space protected by invisible grains of salt, resting along doorways meant for good vibes only.

Okay, okay, so you can’t always completely banish all of the stress, but you sure can minimise it. Modern-day problems require modern-day solutions. So, here are some tips to help you and your home renovation plans live to see another day!

  1. Get away from the stress and getaway to a mini vacation

When dealing with any major home renovation, there may come a time where your contractor may advise against being on the premises. This could be because of anything from harmful dust, a water shortage worse than stage 5, complete power-cuts, (don’t worry Eskom, we won’t blame you on this one), or otherwise.

We know not everyone can afford a 5 star trip to Paris, but why not use the opportunity to take some time off? This could even mean a mini vacation to a cute home-stay just down the road. Either way, we assure you the price you’ll pay will be far cheaper than what stress can cost you and your family, both individually and as a unit.

Oh, and by the way…

Some contractors charge more if you wish to remain on the premises. This is because it takes longer to work around your family and generally, creates more inconvenience for everyone. So really, only positives can come from it – it’s a win-win for everyone! Yes, even you, grumpy Gary. Of course, with smaller renovations, this might not be the case.

  1. Take bite-sizes of that bread, buttered on both sides

When dealing with any home renovation project, it’s safe to say that the process can become pretty darn stressful. From perfectly tuned colour-pallets to razor-sharp specific measurements, it all adds to the pressure and anxiety. Together with your contractor, create a time-frame which allows room for “baby steps” and clear direction.

Of course, these steps are nothing but baby. However, if you create clear expectations from the get-go, you’ll be more likely to manage them. It also means you’ll know how many hours a day to put into your renovation, and how many into keeping yourself sane.

  1. Run, Forrest, run!

Speaking of remaining sane, remember all of those things which have kept you from the brink of doom, your entire life? Well, why stop them now? Exercise and sticking to a routine will help you to remain on track of an organised and relaxed head-space.

Whether heading to the gym, or to Paris, trust that your contractor is going to do all the heavy-lifting work for you. You might even find that you come out the other side even more inspired, energetic, and twice as enthusiastic about the entire process than you ever could have hoped for.

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Tips For Spatial Distribution During Renovations

Every room is different, and this needs to be considered when thinking about home renovations. Whether you’re moving, remodelling or building a new room from scratch, the shape of the room affects what you can do with it.

Whether square, L-shaped or U-shaped, your room should be suited to your lifestyle, not the other way around.

Below are some pointers to get you through:

  • Make a rough sketch of the room and include all the fixed features such as doors, windows, gas, electrical and plumbing points.
  • Take precise measurements of the room. Don’t plan on filling the room to exact millimetre, leave some room for flexibility – filler boards can be used for gaps up to 150mm.
  • Walls are never 100% straight. Take measurements at three different heights – the floor, cabinet level and top level (head height). Use the smallest measurement to work with, as this will ensure that everything fits.
  • Consider the thickness of tiles when taking measurements, as this could affect the overall measurement if they are removed.

For kitchens

A kitchen remodelling comes with its own set of considerations namely:

  • Start from the corner and plan outwards.
  • Notice the direction that doors open and how far they swing outwards, as this may affect the usability of some appliances.
  • Place your fridge and grocery cupboards at the entrance of the kitchen.
  • Give yourself a shelf nearby, as this will allow room to place items from the shelf directly into the fridge, freezer and cupboards.
  • Preparation and cleaning areas should be placed close to the sink. This will make life easier when preparing food and washing dishes.
  • Cooking areas are best located around the range, stovetop and wall ovens.
  • Store pots and pans near to the oven and stove.
  • Appliances such as toasters, blenders, kettles and coffeemakers should also be around the cooking area.

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