Mindy Barnes. Floor. December 05th , 2017.
The availability and increasing popularity of the automobile also defined the heyday of the ranch house floor plan. For the first time, the garage was moved to the front of the home. This was the first generation of home owners to have a highly prized freedom and mobility to work and shop in the city and then retreat to the suburbs to live. Because the suburbs removed the need to build houses close together, lots became increasingly larger and the square footage of the average house floor plan expanded accordingly. Ranch house floor plans generally accentuated the width of the lot.
The ’standard’ floor plans offered should be varied enough to appeal to a wide range of clients, from large families to retired couples and everyone in between. If, however, your needs are different to most, or there is a special feature you have always dreamed about including in your dream home, then a custom flooring is the right option for you. If you plan on creating original floor plans to submit to your house builder, you should always work with a professional architect to ensure that drawings you use are produced to an accurate scale and can be easily translated into a finished product.
A floor plan is about space deployment, or more specifically, the space you want (or need) for family members, guests, pets, entertaining and basic household operations (i.e. cooking, dining, laundry, storage, etc.). Furthermore, it is easy to overlook space requirements for many things we take for granted such as hobbies, displaying collections and other family activities. Try to anticipate as many of your family’s needs as possible and expand your floor plan to accommodate your desires.
Pickling could be used to lighten up a floor. This process entails applying white paint to the grain of the hardwood. Most white paints could be used for this process. All you need to do is apply the paint in such a way as to let it sink into the grain of the hardwood. This is the only way to get the best results from this lightening process. A little more research will tell you more about this process.
Glazed and Unglazed Tiles. Firstly, there are glazed and unglazed tiles; the glazed tiles can be cleaned very easily and do not stain as often as unglazed tiles. All you need to do is run a mop soaked in warm water with a mild detergent solution across them from time to time. The problem with glazed tiles is that they are very smooth and therefore can be quite slippery. This is dangerous, especially if the kitchen area is prone to water spillage or if there are young children in your home. To avoid this, you could choose unglazed tiles over glazed ones. Unglazed tiles will prevent the floor from being slippery and have an aesthetically pleasing textured surface. Then again, unglazed tiles will not be as durable as glazed ones - they will be relatively more prone to damage because they are not protected by that extra layer of glazing.
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