Dytecture


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(Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies, Master of Architecture) Residential Designer with focus on Renovation, Infill Housing and New Construction

My design style is contemporary with clean lines. Every home should have a space where home owners are proud to show guests. It is my intention to find or create such a special area in each of my designs with any types of budget.
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Yes.
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Curt D'Onofrio
In answering your question---> No. Nothing wrong with your given drawings, i'm just no good in visualizing like that. I need 3d pics, or i need to be on site
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Barnett Adler
renderings are a great tool to help clients envision their options. I'm happy to help with this process for anyone who wants a better understanding of the project they are considering.
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A floor plan is needed.
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Most architects would have a 'standard' specs for their designs.
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
If your architect doesn't have specifications for your plans then you might want to hire a specification writer to help you write your own standards and specifications.

There is a company called Interspec. Their web site is www.e-spec.com.
They are in Portland Maine but they work with people all over.
You might give them a call and get a quote for your custom specifications.
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Satin nickel or chrome appears to be more 'timeless'.
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Consider having the same finishes throughout the rooms.
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lefty47
HI -- You could go all white but in the same style as the kitchen for a clean look.
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A floor plan would be helpful.
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It's possible, just need a special hangers.
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Fine's Hearth & Patio
Having a modern flat-screen hung above a traditional stacked-stone fireplace could take away from the impact of the room or even clash given the two different styles, but it's all about the look you're going for and how it works for you! Check out this example of a Heat N Glo fireplace with a tv hung above: http://www.finesgas.com/details/fireplaces/fireplace_brands/heat-n-glo_fireplaces/4882140874.html?cpath=32_61_209&
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A material board would help guide with design decisions.
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More info such as photos are needed.
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A floor plan would be helpful to figure a 'suitable' kitchen size.
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ambersarris
Would you consider swapping the lounge and dining room around? It would give you more space for your new kitchen and make the space ideal for entertaining, especially with the new concertina doors leading out onto the patio.
A one wall kitchen with a long island (so no wrap around countertop) against the back wall of the current lounge (left hand wall on sketch) would open the area up and make it appear much more spacious. The island doesn't have to be very wide (60-70cm).

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Depends on the size the overall shape of the rooms.
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Brushed / Satin finishes are less susceptible to finger prints.
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Half wall would be more economical for interior constructions.
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MJ Thompson
Thank you. We are trying to update our 70's split entry for eventual sale. Want to modernize it but also need to keep costs in check since we are doing so many updates at once! Thanks much.
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A floor plan would be helpful.
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spoonos
4.87 m x 2.14 m (15'9" x 7'0")
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ASVInteriors
That would allow you a long bed of 200cm x 80 when it is a single; and when it is opened out it would be a tight 14cm squeeze. People would have to jump to the other side of the bed if they wanted to (but would they really want to?)

The good news is that you have just under 3m for your cupboard space which, if it comes out 60cm still leaves you with a good 1.50 walkspace...
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nelsongirl67
Thank you. Have tried to look that up on the internet but absolutely nothing comes up regarding this type of window.
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Duplicate post.
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Patricia Colwell
Is this a duplex with each side being 800 sq. ft. and we for sure need to see the actual lot size and configuration. This will really depend on style too, this size usually lends it self to a more modern style with open spaces.
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Also the location of this duplex should be taken into consideration.
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Are you opened to the idea of painting the bricks?
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Denita
Here is what the Sherwin Williams Chip It app has to say from just the brick tones:
Chip It! by Sherwin-Williams – Home

How about going very colorful for the front door? Here are a few examples to consider. The front door would be the accent color.

Your trim color and shutter color would be one of the other colors from the chip it pic shown (for example). Do you want your shutters and trim to blend into the brick or accent the brick of home?

I think SW Caviar for the shutters and trim would work well with your brick and any of the doors. If you have a good photo of the front of your home showing the door, you can experiment by loading up your photo into the Sherwin Williams site and trying on various door and shutter colors.

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i like a creamy white for trim, and something bright for the door, since it's kind of tucked away and hard to see.
yellow doors are supposed to bring wealth into the home (not necessarily money, but wealth), and red is a more-or-less universal welcoming color.
i wouldn't do a pale blue, that would look odd with those bricks.
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What is your best budget?
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Fine's Hearth & Patio
Hey there! Look into a firebox from White Mountain Hearth - you can easily replace your old fireplace with one of these and they should be well within your budget! http://www.finesgas.com/cats/fireplaces/fireplace_brands/empire_fireplaces
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Jolene
We are redoing ours with this material. We divided this time to hire out as we are having two done and some other work. I have have approx. 30 square feet per fireplace. I am having a surround and mantle built also. I am spending approx. $1000 each. I like the stacked stone (this one is quartz). I always just pictured brick or stone on a fireplace. This one made me excited even though I know it is "trendy" and may go out of style. Even so I think I will like it long term. My parents have solid piece limestone with a surround and mantle, which is also beautiful, but out of my budget. The third and fourth pictures were other options I looked at. I would go to a good tile and stone store and go on pinterest also and see if anything calls your name. Good luck. So many choices.
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Photos of the current exterior would be helpful.
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felicianaenriquez
Yes, thank you. This is my first time using this so I forgot to add the picture. I attached the picture to another posting right after.
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It's your bedroom, why not.
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Margo
Why?
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Who will you hand them to?
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Lampert Dias Architects, Inc.
nice job
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From ordinary to spectacular.
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Photos would be helpful.
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Patricia Colwell
I always like to lay the floor under the cabinets so that if I want to change cabinets in the future I don't have to change the floor.
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APK Designs LLC
Floor goes down last because it is engineered hardwood.
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It's looking much better!
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Clean and sleek so far.
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Choose under 'pro' when first register on houzz.
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Great to hear you want to join Houzz! You can find more information here: http://www.houzz.com/getStartedProf
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Not sure who is being referred to.
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Are you looking for exterior trim options?
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Or a piece of art to disguise the access panel.
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My personal preference is still to have a raised breakfast bar.
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Patricia Colwell
I think if you are not the kind of person that lives in a perfect kitchen world then hide what you can to be happy. I personally like all one level but I am also anal about nothing on my counters so I say do what is good for you.
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Keep in mind kids grow up faster than we think. Consider a more 'mature' theme.


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rinqreation
From 7 to 12 still is 5 years.. Some new paint by then will update the space.
Do pick neutral yet quality cabinets, they can go a long way.
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A floor plan would be helpful.
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At least a matching finish would be ideal for the lights.
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Linda Zaff Architecture, P.C.
Can you tell us where you are located?
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Most interior and kitchen designers would be able to provide this service.
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Usually the laundry area is somewhat 'hidden' from the main living spaces such as off a kitchen or mud room.
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Angel18432
do you have a floor plan we could look at
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kaytekix
I would say move them out of the kitchen to any area you have space, plumbing, and 220 available...Even if it is off of the living room.

I have a mid century ranch home and the washer/dryer took up one wall -with no closet or doors - of the eat-in kitchen. Due to the size and layout of our house, our only option was to move them to the other side of the wall, allowing us to utilize the existing plumbing, but they are in the family room...in a corner...on the carpet. For now we have ikea "hospital style" curtains to conceal them, but plan to frame in a closet. Even though they are in an awkward place now, it is far better than the kitchen!
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Ideally the appliances would have the same finishes.
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White.
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Great blank slate to work with.
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lefty47
HI -- If those clear story windows are the only ones ,then putting in some new windows or French doors or patio door , is where you should start . First things to do are -- find a bedding set you like and then pick out your carpet /flooring and wall colors from that . Then look for the furniture drapes/window coverings and lamps etc. But have everything sourced before you start and put your ideas on a board , and once it all looks good together ,then get everything and start . Once you find your wall color or wallpaper ,then do that , then put in the flooring then the drapes then the furniture and accents last .
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Photos would be helpful.
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thanks for reminder, here you have the photo
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The extra space in the basement would help add value when its time to sell the house.
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Closet Experts
I can not imagine not having a basement. Access to all mechanicals and storage. Storage for seasonal or occasional items. Alleviates jamming everything into limited storage space.
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Unsure if you would need it, but we use as tornado shelter, as well as all the above.
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Patricia Colwell
As large a vanity as will fit in the space.
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Aim at least 4 feet for a single vanity.
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Patricia Colwell
I like them both, they are even sort of compatible.
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Agreed, both are quite elegant.
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Agreed with a larger overhead lighting to provide even illumination.
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Chadwick Design
If it was me I'd do a newer modern fluorescent fixture for bright even light distribution.
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flair lighting
simplel and light providing.
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Photos of the exisitng house would be helpful.
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It really depends on the style of the room you are after. Anything from traditional to industrial / modern.
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saskarn
Thank you so much for your insights.
Lights Online, i never thought of torchiere because i don't like their design in general. Would you have some nice design to recommend?

Personally, i like these kind of floor lamps but i am not sure if it would be enough for a room without ceiling lights. Any idea?

Dimond Ethan Adjustable Tripod Floor Lamp in Black
Tripod Floor Lamp


Thank you again
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Lights Online
Those lamps are both fun! For getting the most widespread light, I think the Tripod would be a better choice. Ethan would be a better choice for directed task lighting (that reminds me of Hollywood glamour, too, because it looks like a spotlight you would use on set).

Also, we carry far more floor lamps in the lampshade style of Tripod than we do torchiere style, so you're sure to find your favorite.
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Great color choice.
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triciabc21
I would paint and primer the plywood also. Grey would look clean and subtle with a hint of blue hue.
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mendys
triciabc, what plywood are you speaking of? I have none on the patio.
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Warner Decor
Hi! I think gray walls would look good! here are a few accent pieces to get an idea of what gray would look like in the room. Sometimes this helps to see how you like certain shades, and then you can take the item to a store to have paint matched:
http://deciture.com/shop/decor/world-market/tornado-gray-cotton-herringbone-throw-pillow/
http://deciture.com/shop/decor/world-market/gray-velvet-throw-pillows-18inx18in/
http://deciture.com/shop/decor/belle-and-june/greek-key-fretwork-flax-pillow/

Hope this helps you!
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Looks more red than purple in the photo.
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Nikki Green, Xtraordinary by Design
Dytecture, the full project is on my page but I will add them here as well for ease.
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Big impact with opening up the cabinet wall.
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DSC DesignWorks
I love the transformation, it is so much more modern now!
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Curb Appeal Renovations
Great work!
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Ideally the TV is placed beside the fireplace for a more comfortable viewing angle.
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Not at all, that would provide some design flow throughout the kitchen.
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Libbmom
Think it will be great...
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Ok. Whew.
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Depends on the style of the house.
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Photos of the existing bathroom would be helpful.
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Mark Bischak, Architect
Well . . . it does feed the imagination.
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winnodie
Renovating bathroom with all new but want to keep it rustic looking and simple
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Looks like these are 2 options for a second level of a house.
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VizX Design Studios, LLC
What advice are you looking for? What are your concerns? I there something that you think you are missing in the design? Please explain in more detail. Thanks
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A feels more traditional.
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Really like A. Looks more comfortable.
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Pine or maple would be two options.
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Marilyn Wilkie
Vertical grained fir is an option. Maple, oak and other similar hardwoods would be pricey. Pine is kind of bottom of the ladder on looks in my opinion. Better for painting. Will you be doing them yourselves or having them done?
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Tell us about your house. What style, what type of furniture in the room. Stained light, dark or something in between?

Do you wish to see pronounced grain (oak, ash, hickory) or less (maple, mahogany)?

Your cabinetmaker should be able to provide samples of different stains on different woods.

Also consider the clear finish. That is what needs to be durable. A catalyzed (2 part) finish like conversion varnish, or urethane would be best.

Clears are available in a variety of sheens from dull to gloss for different looks.
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Photoso of these 2 storey walls would be helpful.
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Agreed, depending on the amount of room you have to work with, aim at least 6-7 feet for a double vanity.
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ProSource Memphis
Look at doing a trough sink with 2 faucets if you find that you have 2 people trying to be in the same space at the same time. If will give you the versatility of a double vanity but with more counter like a single vanity.
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cwhl
We are going through the same thing now. The bathroom is a great size and the wall we are putting sinks and vanity on will fit 2 and a vanity BUT we will give up larger cabinet space and the drawers will be too narrow to be functional. I've decided on one sink and a vanity area. That way me and my husband will have our own stack of drawers and a tower each. He is very organized so to me it was more important to separate our "junk" and just share a sink. I figured that the only reason I put on makeup in front of a sink is because that's the only place I have to do it.
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Depends on what the house looks like.
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appleface
it's a modern contemporary style
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Diagrams, floor plans need to be saved in 'jpeg' format.
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Sorry, here you go!
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Go to your own page and I see there are 2 posts.
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Photos of the closet space would be helpful.
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michele1975
Wow, no wonder you're struggling. Who ever designed that should be shot, no blindfold. Do you have access to family or friend with some carpentry skills? If so, I would put a wall between the two and make one shelves, the other rods or a combination of the two. Bifold doors would be nice. If that's not doable, Libbmom's solution would work. How about drapes instead of the closet doors?
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Paige Butler
Yes I live in the US. I haven't really considered real doors since the space is so jumbled, I have 4 doors and a window talking up the middle of the wall.
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My preference are handles instead of knobs.
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Stone Harbor Hardware
If you decide to add hardware, you could always use a pull that doesn't look like it only belongs in a kitchen. Possibly a cup pull or something with a little more detailing?
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A great thought.
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The size of sofa do you have?
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shelikesrain
Right now I am looking for furniture (any recommendations for furniture stores in the Los Angeles?).

I found three sofas online, dimensions are:
83" W x 38" D x 33.5" H
81" W x 63" D x 39" H
101" W x 44" D x 42" H

Thank you!
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An exterior photo of the house showing current roof line would be helpful.
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It really depends on how you want to use the island. If you plan on having seating opposite the working side you may opt for a sink over a range. A cooking surface will be less comfortable and safe to sit around and if you opt for an overhead hood if may obstruct your view of the room and seated guests. You would want to check with your builder for local codes regarding proper venting of your drain, many areas allow for a wet vent but you don't want a gurgling drain in your island. If you plan your dishwasher next to your new sink in the island you can most like avoid a consistent build up of clutter on the island while maintaining your work triangle.
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Ideally the island would not have a sink or cooktop.
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Scope of work requires hiring a desiger who can provide you with 'full' ideas.
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Agreed, go with a 'standard' sized desk, even apartment furniture.
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Would be interesting to see this 3 stories high wall.
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I suppose it depends on the room, but I think the look is outdated. The mirrors are just so overwhelming. They are usually accompanied by a huge ceiling fan with a 4 light kit and everything is doubled...double fan, 8 lights, and another one of me in my jammies. No thanks!

If your room is small and dark, lighten it up in the paint, furnishings, and lighting. Proper lighting is really the way to go, not a wall size mirror. In my opinion...of course!

Good luck!
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Mirrored closet doors is ideal for smaller rooms and it's perfectly fine in a guest bedroom.
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Consider hard-scaping which is quite low maintenance.
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I think you should look into natives for your area. I live in Texas and use mostly natives in the yards I landscape. There are so many more than you think and many are so beautiful. Find a local native nursery.
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Nice, low maintenance shade plants are hostas & coleus. I am in SE Wisconsin and we are zone 5, so as another poster suggested, you'll want to cross check any suggestions to make sure they are suitable for your climate.

We've also enjoyed having shrub roses. Granted, some trimming and pest control (Japanese Beetles love them) are required, but many varieties bloom all summer long, and the color selection is spectacular!
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