I like the idea of wine box or barrel floors, not sure it works for wall coverings…also takes about 1/2” out of the total width of room. (1/4” on each side)
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I’ve always liked architecture, but I knew I would never become an architect. I probably spend too much time looking at the design of the interior & exterior of homes, asking myself the practical questions that the architect did not consider. Such as, design concerns relating to children, drunken homeowners, maximizing natural light, or storage.
Smoke ‘Em If You Got ‘Em by LukasBrezak
I love to cook (not so much clean up), a great kitchen is defined by good pans, sharp (proper) knives, a constant heat source, plenty of counter space (for chopping & putting down pans). Optimally you would be buying fresh vegetables weekly & have a minimal fridge/freezer for prolonged cold storage.
Today, most kitchens in new homes are designed as focal point within a house. Kitchens though shouldn’t be that big, I’ve had some excellent meals created in shoebox sized kitchens. A focal point of a home should be place where you eat, not where the food is prepared.
A meal, no matter how simple or complex, should be made properly for consumption at a table where discussion will occur. I find the new-age of counters in kitchens, increase the speed at which food is served & consumed. At counters people are more likely to be served quickly, consume their food & depart with little dialogue. Whereas at a table, due to ability to face the other parties, you’re more likely to eat & talk.
As awesome additions to your home go, a billiard room hidden under a lake – complete with Bond villain style dome – sounds like the kind of place any self-respecting geek should covet. Turns out, the concept isn’t new; J. Whitaker Wright, a trader, engineer and convicted fraudster, lavished masses of money on Witley Park back in the 19th century, a 32 bedroom mansion which extended into various labyrinthine underground passages and a beautiful underwater room. (via 100-year-old secret underwater dome is fraudster’s amazing folly - SlashGear)