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janeway452

I have to agree with you, Mary, on a lot of points. I'm glad Houzz presents different styles and what might or might not be trends so we can get ideas which springboard us to what ultimately will be more creative but practical day to day designs. I'm with you that a really nifty idea would to present ideas for actual small bathrooms as you say that are safe to navigate, are easily heated and cleaned with with sensible storage and natural light and ventilation.

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Deb 215 SEWI5

Twenty-eight years ago we remodeled our kitchen. Our children ranged in age from 4-19. I designed an 18”x18“ counter cabinet between the refrigerator and dishwater, bumping the counter and cabinet under it out another 12” and widening that lower area to 24”. This made the lower cabinet flush with the refrigerator. There is a 7” deep drawer sitting on the counter and then the cabinet above it. This gives clearance to place items on the counter and still be able to open the cabinet door. This counter cabinet holds all of our everyday dishes, glassware, mugs, and wine glasses (those were out of reach, lol). My kids were able to safely unload the dishwasher and retrieve dishes to set the table.


And for many years, this south facing kitchen with two big windows was painted a deep shade of blue green. We loved it.

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kvanlee

Very enjoyable to quickly skip through so many nice photos. I have found that certain design elements and color combinations photograph particularly well, such as symmetry and high contrast. You may not get the same effect however when you decide, for example, to paint your kitchen and bathroom cabinets black or flank your accent wall’s tv and/or fireplace with matching “stuff”.

   

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