411homerepair.com

Latest Articles

6 Easy Steps To Drain a Hot Water Heater

Hot water heaters are not something you think about until something goes wrong. To safeguard against problems, we recommend cleaning them out every...

on Jul 26, 2017

A Checklist of 8 Things to Do Before Moving into Your New Home

If well planned, moving into a new home can be a fun-filled experience, rather than a stressful one. There’s more to getting a new home...

on Jul 25, 2017

6 Ways You Can Spruce Up Your Kitchen on a Budget

An attractive and healthy-looking kitchen is one of the most striking spaces in the home. The condition of your kitchen can add to or subtract from...

on Jul 25, 2017

Finding a Good HVAC Contractor Near You

Icy winters, hot summers, humidity, cloudiness, and fluctuations in temperature are phrases and words that are often used to describe the climate...

on Jul 23, 2017

How to Install A Water Heater Timer

If you are looking for ways to make your home more energy-efficient, then your water heater should be a part of the process. According to studies...

on Jul 18, 2017

Enhance the Look of Your Home with Elegant Fitting Appliances

by Emily Hall on Mar 7, 2013

Home decoration is a big subject. You start with a bare room – you finish with somewhere you have designed for living, and appliances are no exception.

This is nowhere more apparent than in the rooms in the house where practical items are present. Appliances, for example, are designed to help you cook, clean and bathe. They must be incorporated into the design schema for the rooms in which they live, if the home decoration project is to become fully fledged.

The first elements of design, for rooms with appliances in them, should be the appliances themselves. Look at it this way. You can’t have a utility room without a washing machine. So you have to incorporate the washing machine at the beginning of the design stage to make sure you have enough room for it – otherwise the room lacks the appliance for which it is intended, and ceases to be a utility room.

Similarly, you can’t have a kitchen without a cooker and a sink. A dishwasher is optional, but the sink and cooker define what the room is. You need a fridge in there a well.

If you don’t have a utility or laundry room, you may also have to specify space for a washing machine. So the start of the kitchen design becomes a jigsaw puzzle, in which you fit the dimensions of the appliances you need into the space that you have.

The look of those appliances differs from make to make and model to model. If you are designing decoratively rather than just functionally, it becomes necessary for you to look at how the colour and shape of – for example – your washing machine or your dish washer fit into the whole decorative ethos of your kitchen.

Of course, once you have chosen your appliances and picked their spots in the design, the last thing you want is actually to have them. A kitchen, for example, needs to be fully prepared – floor levelled and covered with a waterproof compound; tiling done on the floor and the walls; and painting done everywhere else. You have to install lighting and choose and fit both carcases of cupboards and the cupboard doors that finish them off. Hint: you can pick more expensive cupboard doors at a later date if you need to, so concentrate on the carcases for now. Make sure they are solidly built and will last.

Once all the wiring has been done and the cupboards and work surfaces are in, you need to install and plumb in the sink. By now the floor should be tiled and the wall tiles should be on, so you can also install the cooker hood and introduce the oven and hobs to the room.

The lighting must be finished with fittings, the ceiling painted – and then you can introduce the washing machine, the dish washer (if you have ordered one and specified a space for it) and the fridge.

The only thing that remains is to specify the little touches – like what colour pots and pans you use, or what kind of toaster.

Remember to specify a storage space for the things you need to keep those appliances going – Whirlpool spares; spare bulbs; new gaskets for the dish washer door. A kitchen is a working room, and needs maintenance to retain its just-decorated look and feel. And finally, of course, enjoy.

 

Barbara Holmes is an interior designer. She uses Whirlpool spares where appropriate in her appliances. 

Appliance / Repair 1160 Views

Author

Emily

Emily Hall

Sponsored Articles

Random Articles

Securing Your Home Following a Break-In

You may wonder what could possibly be worse than someone breaking into your home. It is common to feel violated when an intruder has breached your...

Safety / Security

How to Build a Barbecue

An old-fashioned brick barbecue transforms your back garden into an open-air kitchen. Friends and family can enjoy countless hours of fresh air...

Garden / Landscaping

The Benefits of Cooktops

Cooktops have been available to purchase for many years, but what are the benefits to having cooktops in your kitchen?  The answer is that cooktops...

Appliance / Repair

Traditional vs Modern Living Rooms

Modern living room furniture can differ wildly from piece to piece. Many modern sofas, sectionals and loveseats may be designed and imported from...

Interior Design / Decor

Energy Efficiency of Cooktops

How energy efficient is the various types of cooktops? This is a question that everyone wants the answer to when they are shopping for cooktops....

Appliance / Repair

Actions

Contact Us | Submit Article | RSS | 411homerepair © 2017