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Designs Swimming Pool

Swimming pools are moving to a new level of achievement. They are becoming works of art. Within the last twenty years or so the workings of the pool happen to be steadily improved. Technologies have contributed to pumps, fountains, jets, lighting, filtration, covers, automatic cleaning systems. In that sense, pools today are a part of a revolution which has happened.

Normally, whenever a pool is completed the inside is plain white or plain blue. (A rough survey suggests that this is the case over 90 percent of the time.)

Add water to some white or blue lined swimming pool and the interior appears blue. No unattractive blue. A bright translucent blue. A blue that is replicated in almost every swimming pool on the planet.

There are several owners, perhaps a majority, who would like their pools to be different, to make a statement.

Ways of carrying this out include changing the form of the pool. Make it oval, curved, elliptical, L-shaped. Build features – a fountain, a vanishing edge. Give a spa, a hot pool, a chilly pool.

One other way is to landscape the surrounding gardens. Make the pool appear as if it is a part of an all natural setting. (True, that swimming pool blue continues to be an issue but we will get to that later.)

Add substance to the surrounds, the decking – wood, ceramic – something that is kind to the feet but not slippery. Bring the landscape to the pool, have it overlap the pool in places, range from the pool within the landscaping.

But the pool itself, the water container, no matter how it is surrounded, how many features are added, is generally not an artistic statement. It’s no looks aside from looking invitingly cool on the hot day.

It is possible to way around this? A way to make the interior of the pool an attraction, an art form in its own right. To allow the pool create a spectacular artistic statement.

Most customers do not know all of the alternatives which exist. Yes, they can change the colour the inside of the pool is finished with – although many of them don’t. So when it’s changed, it is usually changed to another ‘single’ colour. Possess the inside of the pool a medium yellow and also the water will look green. Better, perhaps, than swimming pool blue but still an ordinary, single-coloured statement.

Two methods for making your way around this. The first is glass (usually as mosaics) and the other ceramics. Both materials are available, applicable and durable. Put on a swimming pool they primarily decorate. And, it can be argued, they make maintenance somewhat easier and extend the durability and life of the pool.

The images that accompany this article show the scope and breadth of swimming pool decoration. These pools were decorated using handmade ceramics.

The word handmade is essential. Because of this no two pools are the same. It is easily demonstrated that when pools are decorated with handmade ceramics each of the pools is unique. Nothing that can compare with it anywhere else in the world. But critically for that owner, the architect, the designer, using handmade ceramics transforms the interior of the pool right into a large and open canvas where the decking and garden around the pool are the frame.

And since this type of pool are only able to be designed after consultation with the client the pool design becomes an outward manifestation of the client’s inward aspirations. It is uniquely theirs. Their fingerprint around the landscape in which they live. Their statement to the world. The portrait of the needs, longings, achievements rendered within the design of the interior of the swimming pool.

There’s virtually no other method of declaring artistic individuality that approaches this.

Imagine a swimming pool as a large blank canvas on which a client can project totally their own artistic individuality. And then you will realize the inherent possibilities of hand-made, specially designed, porcelain tile pools.

 

Kitchen Design Ideas and Layout

Kitchen design ideas

Are You Designing Your Kitchen?

A kitchen is the central headquarters for the family. Kitchen is often the showplace of the home, and yet it is required to function well for a wide variety of tasks. A well-equipped, beautifully dressed kitchen will provide both a sense of well-being and a favorite place in the home. As you plan your new kitchen, you must consider both the utility and the look factor.

Kitchen design ideas – choose the one that suits you best!

When thinking of ideas for designing your kitchen, you could either consider one- one part of the kitchen at a time or pick up a complete theme. A complete theme could be something like a design based on Feng Shui which incorporates all its principles. Feng shui concerns the art of placement and you could help you to arrange your kitchen in a way that enhances its good energy. For instance, according to Feng shui, the cook’s back should never face the kitchen entrance so you must design accordingly

Now according to the other way, you could choose a particular look for the kitchen floor, the walls, the storing place etc. this can be done in various ways depending upon the amount of money you are willing to spend, the lay out of the kitchen and your taste. Here are some specific design ideas for your kitchen :

* Kitchen floor– Your flooring choice is important as it will set the tone for the whole kitchen. The textural quality of the floor al

ways appeals to eye and has a radical effect on how one perceives the room as a whole. For kitchens, the two most elegant floors are tiles / stones and laminated or hardwood floors. Ceramic tiles are

a premium product for a kitchen and represent an impressive upgrade over any other floor. The only disadvantage is the cold feel. However if you want you can also opt for a floor heating system.

 

* Kitchen countertops – While choosing your countertop, select a color and texture that will compliment your cabinetry, floor or paint selection. Don’t be afraid in combining two or more countertop materials. Complimentary colors and textures on adjacent surfaces create visual interest. Also remember, it pays to select a material, which will withstand years of use without extraordinary maintenance requirements and is easily repairable should an accident occur. Granite and marble are strong options.

 

* Kitchen lighting – you might have a large ceiling fixture, equipped with energy-efficient fluorescent tubes that supply plenty of well-diffused general lighting. However it may leave you working in your own shadow at the sink, range, and countertops. These areas in your kitchen need supplemental task lighting. Also placing your windows is a tricky question.

 

Kitchen design layout

The perfect arrangement

Kitchen designing is very subjective, so a layout that might be perfect for one can be disastrous for another. This is primarily because the tastes, and the ways of people in terms of working habits, styles are vastly different. Thus kitchen layouts should be done according to the necessities and specifications of the prime user of the space, who has definite ideas about how he/she would like their working space to be. But apart from this subjective outlook, there are certain steps that you should follow while designing your kitchen plan or layout. Following are the stages –

Stages in kitchen design layout

Follow these simple steps in order to get your kitchen space rightly utilized with a desirable look-

1. Measure your kitchen in a detailed manner, the position of the doors, windows, electric points, drains and sinks etc.

2. Demarcate the kitchen areas into three – Storage, cooking and cleaning. Go about planning the space, keeping these three aspects in mind.

3. Make a list of the appliances that you are likely to use in the kitchen, and provide space for them according to their dimensions.

Keep these three points in mind and then design your kitchen in a style that fits in accordance to your tastes. Following are some of the stereotypical kitchen design layouts that are used –

 

Kitchen design layouts – Types

These are the 4 basic kitchen layouts that are generally followed while designing a kitchen –

1. Corridor layout – This is meant for a narrow kitchen, where there are two facing rows. One for storage and the other for cleaning and cooking. Make sure there is a minimum 1200mm space between the two rows.

2. L shaped layout – This is a layout, where the rows are diagonal to one another, thus forming an L shape. This gets the kitchen working space into the corner, thus giving a lot of free space to move about.

3. U shaped layout – this is the best choice for small kitchens and very convenient too.

4. Island layout – This one on the other hand is meant for large kitchens. Here the cooking hob is on a different box unit, while the L shaped row is for the sink and storage purposes.