THE NEW WAY TO DESIGN YOUR HOME

Create the home you've always wanted
Get design ideas
Browse more than 5 million photos

Find home professionals
2.5M+ are waiting to help

Shop
Over 3 million curated products

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Birdblack Design
Hi kiwiw9999,
I had the same question asked from one of my Ausralian followers. We just spent the past weekend up in far north Queensland where the weather is extremely hot and humid which meant plenty of mozzies about. Our friends there have a beautiful outdoor entertaining space and to combat the insects they set up a barricade of citronella candles which were stylish in design and did their job well. A step further than that would be to create the illusion of an open space when it's infact closed in. You can achieve this will the brilliant material of glass. Closing in a space physically but with the visual appeal that makes it look like it's open. Perhaps even having louvered glass panels so when there are no insects you can open them to get a nice breeze through. Create the indoor outdoor kitchen but ensure the outdoor section is closed in with glass for a practical solution if insects are an issue where you live.
1 Like   4 hours ago
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tooky58
kiwi9999 said it for me.
   3 hours ago
Sign Up to comment
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
tooky58
We're happy with our stovetop mukka express, makes expresso & cappacunios, and for under $100 . ( can't spell today)
   3 hours ago
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Sigrid
Open shelves look great when staged with symmetry, but most of us don't have dishes and food to store that easily produces symmetry. In my family, symmetry on open shelves would rapidly degenerate into random jumble.

I don't get the trend for professional kitchen appliances. Unless you regularly serve large crowds, normal American appliances are plenty big. In fact, many smaller kitchens would be better served with European-sized appliances, which, for some strange reason tend to be expensive in America.
1 Like   3 hours ago
Sign Up to comment
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
JTBaldwin
At our house, a pegboard wall served my son from a very young age until he moved out and now is just as useful since I took over the space as a sewing/craft room. The pegboard comes in 4x8 sheets so they're the perfect size for standard height walls. They're easy to install and with a little trim molding and paint look wonderful. You can find a HUGE variety of pegboard hooks, jars, shelves, etc. in big box stores and garage sales. The best thing about pegboard walls? They are the most flexible use item in the room. My son had such a good time 'arranging' his matchbox cars and X-men (and later, school projects and sports memorabilia), and now I am storing spools of ribbon, thread, rolls of fabric, jars of beads and so much more.
7 Likes   13 hours ago
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Sutti Associates, Inc.
Metro wire shelving is great for kids rooms. It's commercial grade and NSF certified, so you know it meets the highest standards of hygiene and your kids will be safe. It can also take A BEATING! Metro shelves are easily accessible and adaptable, so you can modify them to fit your needs. They are modern and kids love them!
Here are some ideas of Metro being used in kid's areas. It's sturdy and reliable, so it gets out of their way to allow them to be kids!
loft
Metro Shelving Unit - 48x14x74 Chrome
Flower Mound, TX: Greg and Holly Homer
Metro Shelving Unit - 48x14x54 Chrome
Gretchen
Metro Shelving Unit - 48x14x33 Chrome
1 Like   10 hours ago
Sign Up to comment
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Pedersen Associates
A very through primer! It's pretty rare that a client will be as prepared as this article suggests. It would make the initial interview go much smoother if the homeowner has their ducks in a row. So often during the interview I'll ask questions that they haven't considered to get to a scope of work. This is important stuff!
1 Like   12 hours ago
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Bill Perkins
Look to add on a garage need ideas
   9 hours ago
Sign Up to comment
Get the Houzz Apps
   
From Our Partners