Dining RoomContemporary Kitchen
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Rev up with rubberRubber is incredibly tough, practical and waterproof and has a cool, utilitarian edge. It comes in sheets or tiles in a fab line-up of shades, from rose pink to anthracite grey, as well as terrazzo and marble designs. In addition to the popular smooth, flat finishes, there are textured patterns available for extra grip underfoot – but do be aware these are a tad more difficult to clean.
When the family bought the property, the ground floor was a warren of rooms with very little light. ‘There were actually two kitchens – the original Victorian one and another, 1970s kitchen beyond it, plus a bathroom and scullery beyond that,’ Elke explains. She stripped the entire area, which involved removing a large chimney breast and putting in a substantial amount of steel to support the building. The result was well worth it, though – a light-filled, spirit-lifting space. Cabinets, Ikea. Rubber floor, Dalsouple.Browse thousands of white kitchen photos on Houzz to find more inspiration.
But also… think further than pricePrice is an important part of choosing who to work with, but it shouldn’t be the only factor in your decision.‘Don’t choose on cost alone,’ warns Federica Vasetti, a director of DHV Architects. ‘When comparing prices, try to understand exactly what you’re getting. The remit of architectural services varies enormously: some designers produce detailed documentation specific to the project, others provide more basic information and generic specifications. The fee quote should be very clear on what the deliverables are for each stage of the project.’
Say yes to white gloss Banish dark, matt hues and lift the mood with a glossy all-white scheme. From wall tiles and flooring to units and furniture, bright, shiny surfaces will bounce the light around. Choose smooth expanses, then introduce texture through accessories – a paper lantern or stylish clock, for instance – also in white, of course.See how to make white work in your home