Ofuro, translated as bath in Japanese, is a tranquil tradition that is well-worth adding to your home. Japanese soaking tubs are small, deep tubs that usually have some sort of bench seat. These tubs are becoming an Eastern trend that many health conscious homeowners are flocking for.
If you think a kitchen island is just for show, you now have legitimate reasons why your kitchen can benefit from one. From storage to additional seating, any sized home will love the versatility a kitchen island offers.
We tried to find exquisite designs with a well defined personality. Most of them have wooden finishes, but there are also a few with a color theme. Classic furniture is present in each and everyone of the interiors below, creating a charming and warm atmosphere.
Heavy draperies are also a big no, no. All they do is block this natural light. Try keeping your windows clear of any obstruction, but if this is not possible, then opt for a simple bamboo shade or sheer, gauzy curtain panels. Natural light — what a bright way
In addition to creating more counter space, an island is also a way to add more storage and avoid kitchen clutter by using drawers, cupboards and shelves. This is beneficial especially if appliances take up a lot of cabinet room, or if you’re looking for a unique way to showcase
The primer that you select should be high quality and suited for the material of your cabinets (wood, metal, laminate). If you are going to be painting over a dark or stained surface, have your primer tinted to match your desired color. This step is important to keep the original
As mentioned above, and minimalist design principles reign in Japanese design. So let’s look at another way this design aesthetic is achieved — Natural Lighting.
Adding traditional Japanese plants, such as bonsai and bamboo, into your home will give it a small Japanese cultural touch. Really though, you can add any sort of deep greenery and still achieve a similar style. Consider adding sleek plants such as palm or orchid to your home. It
Oak cabinets with vertically matched grain make up the kitchen, dining hutch and entertainment area built-ins. Paired with hardwood floors and a neutral color scheme, the mixed materials work together to reflect the home’s naturally beautiful location. The front kitchen features open shelving to display china and glassware. A back
And according to a survey by the National Association of Home Builders more than 70% of buyers want an island in their kitchen, and of those, 50% consider it a must-have. Since it’s apparent that adding an island is a sound investment, we’ve gathered 60 of our favorite kitchen island
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