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Design Basics to Help You Think Through a New Master Bath

These standard dimensions and layout tips can help you plan the deluxe bathroom of your dreams Full Story
     Comment   June 23, 2014
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lisl2231
The only bathroom I really liked now that I can afford something nice is the one with the bright blue vanity and clawfoot tub. Everything about it appeals to me from the pale walls, to the hardwood floors to the white sheers. Just simple but elegant looking. Love it. When I start my remodel on my vacay I will be copying that look.
July 2, 2014 at 12:19pm     
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econo62
After a couple of bathroom remodels I used pocket doors exclusively. I see too many examples of the toilet put in a separate enclosure for what ever reason. Then having an in swinging door. What happens if someone has a medical issue or simply falls against the door? It could have very disastrous results. I cannot fathom why any professional designer would consider such a feature.
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Key Measurements to Help You Design Your Kitchen

Get the ideal kitchen setup by understanding spatial relationships, building dimensions and work zones Full Story
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Steven Corley Randel, Architect
@Lida Horaitou, I think that will be all right. 55cm is about 21". American standards place the upper cupboard about 18" plus above the countertop.
June 24, 2014 at 11:40pm     
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corning55
Silvo, I agree with the stove top in the island. One of my houses in the past that I designed and had built had such an island. The builder balked but I insisted and was so glad! I loved it. Had a pop up vent to the outside so no vent hood to deal with. It was just perfect. Friends could sit on the bar stools across from me while I cooked. Wish i still lived there.
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Key Measurements to Make the Most of Your Bathroom

Fit everything comfortably in a small or medium-size bath by knowing standard dimensions for fixtures and clearances Full Story
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Donco Designs
Thanks for this brilliant article. It is helpful and informative. It gives a clear understanding of the fundamentals needed for good bathroom design. It all begins with the right measurements.
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Steven Corley Randel, Architect
@Donco Designs, Thank you!
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Key Measurements for a Dream Laundry Room

Get the layout dimensions that will help you wash and fold — and maybe do much more — comfortably and efficiently Full Story
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karolinepc
Thanks minperkins for that thought. I was thinking about that as I looked at all the pics with washer and dryers that had countertops built in. It locks you in to certain dimensions of washers and dryers.
June 27, 2014 at 7:02pm   
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mandyf21
my laundry is at the back of the garage - attached to the house but accessed from the sliding door in the family room, across the patio and you are there, approx 5 steps. I have at times wished for an internal laundry but have been grateful for my external laundry many times. The dog food lives there, the dog sleeps there, small garden equipment lives there (secateurs, gloves, weeding fork), chemicals live there. I can dump muddy sports gear, soiled linen when kids were sick, soak clothes in the tub and it is all away from the rest of the house. Last week when the tap had leaked from the washing machine it meant I didn't have a wet soggy inside mess to rectify. Living in NSW Australia I rarely use the dryer - mostly hang washing under cover of pergola - doesn't get wet if it rains, doesn't fade in the sun and can stay out for a couple of days if I am busy and don't get back to it. Sometimes it is just too hot and bright to be bothered going to the clothesline in the backyard. Love the smell of washing sun dried - very lucky that I am able to this.
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Key Measurements for the Perfect Garage

Get the dimensions that will let you fit one or more cars in your garage, plus storage, mechanical and whatever else you need Full Story
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suzare17
Grandeur de garage
June 29, 2014 at 6:04am   
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ProfittCustomHomes
Undoubtedly so!

But, like houses, one person's dream may hold no appeal to the next person who comes along.

I've built wine cellars the size of bedrooms with elaborate cabinetry and chilling systems for wine enthusiasts, $100k kitchens for cooking nuts, $300k backyard makeovers for folks who like to entertain outdoors. These individuals considered these features to be "critical" to their enjoyment of the home.

To most of the people who would be interested in an elaborate garage, features like those above might be considered "ok" if they were already in place when they bought the house, but certainly not warrant the expense of adding them after the fact. But, to someone who's interests like in areas typically associated with a garage, having adequate space to enjoy your hobby is very important.

Frequently these interests also tend to be gender specific. From the feminine perspective it "just a garage, what's the big deal"? But to the guys, it's their place to escape, pursue their passions, entertain their buddies.

And as in all other areas of living space, careful planning can make a huge difference in the enjoyment level after the money is spent. Those few extra feet those guidelines add may make 10% difference in the cost of the structure - and 100% difference in the enjoyment level of the user.
June 30, 2014 at 3:22am     
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