Bathroom Designs

In the literal sense of the word, a ‘bathroom’ means a room where bathtubs are replaced by showers and steam showers. More specifically, ‘a room where one bathes’ ise a better definition of the word.

A half bath contains a toilet and a hand basin. A three-forth bath contains a toilet, a hand basin and a shower. A full bath contains a toilet, a hand basin and a bathtub with a shower.

Bathrooms are usually designed in a way that both hot and cold water is used in significant quantities for bathing. From a beautifying viewpoint, the bathroom seems to stand as quite a challenge to the interior designer. The materials used for the ceiling, wall and floor coverings are required to be water resistant and must be easy to clean. The use of ceramic or glass, as well as smooth plastic materials, is common in bathrooms because they are easy to clean. However, such surfaces easily become too cold to touch and so waterproof bath mats or even bathroom carpets are used on the floor to make the bathroom more comfortable. On the other hand, the floor may be heated, possibly by strategically placing heater conduits close to the surface.

Electrical appliances, such as lights, heaters and heated towel rails generally need to be installed as fixtures, with permanent connections rather than plugs and sockets.They contribute a lot to the ambience of the bathroom.

Bathroom design is extremely important, as one spends moments alone in this room to read, think and bath. One can easily adorn the bathroom by choosing shower curtains, cubicles and carpets and fixtures to match a theme.

How to Choose a Web Designer?

Creating a website is not easy; it requires skill and knowledge to do so. Most people prefer to hire a web designer to do the designing fro them. However, choosing the right designer can be very hard. These days most designers concern themselves exclusively with designing jobs. Therefore, you might be forced to hire tow separate companies; one to build the website and the other to design it. Choosing the best will take some time.

Set your goals right

Before you start looking for a web designer, you have to set your aims right. You should have a purpose for your website. Ask yourself what your main purpose for the website and what you want to achieve from it. Ask yourself who your competitors and how do their websites look like. Also, ask yourself how badly you want to set up your website and what type of industry are you involved in. All the above questions are very important and will determine how your website will be designed.

Take your time going through the questions and after you have found satisfactory answers, you can start your search for a suitable web designer. There are many more questions you might want to ask yourself before you begin creating your website. If you take time answering each question you will know the kind of web designer that will offer you the kind of services that you require.

Choosing a web designer

Choosing a designer is probably the most important decision you will make. The type of designer you choose will be dependent on the type and seize of your website. You can choose two separate companies to create the website. One will be responsible for the technical bits while the other will require creative designing. Note that some companies specialize on only one area perhaps: the web development or construction part.

Always ask the company first if what they deal with specifically. You can ask them to explain to you the difference between the two to ascertain that they have handled the job before. If they cannot explain this then just walk away and look for another designer. Remember that a web designer is like an interior designer. Let them give you references of websites they have built before to determine if they are best suited to create your website. It is important that you follow all these steps; otherwise, you will end up paying more that you had budgeted for.

Review their working portfolio

Remember to ask your potential designer if they have created any similar websites to yours before. This is important because not all websites are the same. Make sure that the web designer you hire has the experience, skills and knowledge required to design a website like yours. An experienced designer should show you their working portfolio with previous customers. Ask for references and contacts of previous clients, call them and verify that they were satisfied with the way their websites were designed.

Furniture Stockholm – The Home of Furniture Design

In Sweden there has been a great increase in interest in furniture and design, to the point that it is just as important to expressing personality as the clothing one wears. Similar to fashion in clothing, Stockholm is a leading area for furniture and interior design (inredning), and since it is one of the most modern cities in the world there is certainly something to be found here for everyone, regardless of budget or style.

Furniturebox is a web based company with a 500 square meter brick and mortar store in central Stockholm, Sweden. Furniturebox specializes in high quality furniture at very reasonable prices. Bolia offers very special furniture. They specialize in New Scandinavian Design with handmade pieces from a renowned design team. The Bolia Design Award gives young designers the chance to join this first rate team.

POM (Piece of Mind) is a furniture company that asks why certain products that should exist do not. And then they answer that question by bringing those products into existence. Stalands Möbler with their timeless designs and DUX beds are one of the big players in the Stockholm furniture business; as is Ekero Furniture.

Länna Möbler have handpicked a new range after coming away from the recent furniture fair with their customers’ opinions and wishlists. With Bromma Möbler you get good strong furniture from around the world and Carlssons Furniture offer great quality furniture from a family which has been in the furniture business for three generations. The company G.A.D. which originates from the island of Gotland also has a strong presence in Stockholm and offers custom furniture.

With a uniquely wide variety of secondhand shops, coupled vast number of galleries selling sample pieces, furniture constructed in light of Feng Shui principles and concepts, with timeless pieces from the decades of the 50’s and the 60’s which are high in demand right now, combined with furniture giants the likes of IKEA, Mio and EM, the SoFo region is one exciting place in Stockholm that any furniture lover would not dare to miss.

One of the biggest gatherings for Scandinavian furniture lovers is the Stockholm Furniture Fair. Stockholm Furniture displays many of their pieces during this fair, one particular section being the Greenhouse. The Greenhouse section is where many international design schools and new designers have great opportunity to show off their work. This Furniture Fair runs in parallel to the Northern Light Fair, which is Scandinavia’s lighting exhibition.