Sky High Duplex Apartment
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Moriq won a Best of Houzz Design award.The Best of the BestThough we don’t publish a list of all winners, 2020 winners’ work will appear in a Houzz photo gallery. The images can be filtered by country, metro area and room type. You can also spot winners by checking out Houzz profile pages and looking for the badges.Only a little more than 3% of Houzz’s 2.4 million-plus active home pros win each year. In many cases, that means the winning photos garnered thousands or even tens of thousands of ideabook saves. In other words, Best of Houzz winners are pros and designs that seriously wow the Houzz community.
ProsLaminates come in multiple options of colours and finishes, such as glossy, matte, ultra high gloss, and natural textures that simulate the look and feel of wood or stone.Laminates are highly durable and can easily withstand wear and tear.Laminates are resistant to moisture, UV light, heat and scratches.Laminates are very cost-effective and budget-friendly compared to acrylic finishes.Laminates are easy to maintain and can be easily cleaned by regular wiping.
Slot in some appliancesA useful advantage of wall-to-wall cabinets is the opportunity they provide for incorporating integrated appliances.Here, for example, the microwave and oven have been installed into the cabinets. You could also include an integrated fridge-freezer, which could be concealed behind a cupboard door.
1. Adapts to the userErgonomic kitchens are designed to adapt to the user and not vice-versa. For example, the height of the countertop is customised and tailor-made to suit the height of the actual user (in case they are taller or shorter than average). This allows one to comfortably prepare the meals and prevent exertion or strain on the back, by not forcing the body to adapt to the standard countertop height.
Depth of an island countertopThe dimensions for a kitchen island should be at least 4 feet long and 3 feet wide so that two people can work on the island countertop standing at the two longer sides, facing each other across the width (or the depth) of the island. Also, it can work as an ideal breakfast counter, especially for the little ones. Ensure that there is a minimum circulation space of 4 feet around the kitchen island so that there is enough space for one person to work and another person to pass by without their banging into each other.Note: Consider a kitchen island only if you have a big kitchen with a minimum depth of 12 to 15 feet.
2. While the kitchen is furnished with wooden cabinets, a narrow above-the-counter shelf is covered with frosted glass so that daily use ingredients are fairly visible but not completely channeling your attention.
Shelves here, shelves there, shelves everywhere. The island is like a surprise bonus for storage and cooking – quickly make your Maggi or tea, store your cups, pots and napkins. What a nice kitchen to parade before your guests.Architect: Moriq
10. Modish and warmThis one by Moriq offers a dedicated central cooking area and plenty of storage behind one, within reach. Un-ornamented textures create a chic decor uplifted with warm panel lights and white walls.
1. Matte finish laminateThis laminate has moderate reflectiveness and a consistent, standard finish. Matte-finish laminates bring a look of functionality and quiet elegance to a kitchen space.The greatest advantage of these laminates is that they have excellent resistance to scratches and dust, which makes them easy to clean and relatively maintenance-free.Opt for a 1-millimetre-thick laminate for the external surface of the cabinet and a 0.7-millimetre-thick laminate as liner for the insides of the cabinet and drawers – this will ensure a neat look and make cleaning easy. Pro tip: As a precaution, you must take care to protect all laminated surfaces from sustained exposure to water or excessive moisture as it may loosen the laminate from its base, which might be difficult to fix.
2. LaminatesAs solid wood is prone to damage and infestation, often laminates are preferred. Laminates are thin sheets sandwiched together – layers of plastic resin, paper with a printed layer of different patterns or designs, and an overlay of a tough plastic film. To install such surfaces, composite products like plywood, particle board and MDF (Medium-density fibreboard) are used as substrates. A decorative film or sheet is pasted on these boards. These substrates are cheaper than solid wood (as are laminates) and tougher.Laminates are thin sheets sandwiched together – layers of plastic resin, several layers of kraft paper topped with a printed layer of different patterns or designs, and an overlay of a tough plastic film. Do select a laminate from the HPLs (high-pressure laminates) for your kitchens as they are more durable, moisture-resistant and sturdy than the LPLs (low-pressure laminates). From matte to high-gloss, and unicore (where every layer of paper in the laminate has the same pattern and colour, so there is no wearing away) to digital (with specialised, even customised, printing on the surface), you have a lot to choose from. Numerous brands like Merino Laminates, Century Laminates, Royale Touche and Greenlam Laminates, amongst many others, offer a plethora of designs and finishes.ProsThese compressed sheets are both durable and affordable. Since the printed layer comes on a paper backing, you can achieve the look of almost all materials (like wood, metal, leather) with laminates. Its skin does not wear off, scratch or fade easily and it does not require repeated polishing. Laminates are quite resistant to moisture and cleaning their surface is much simpler because they are coated with a thin transparent plastic layer. ConsIf not installed properly, the edges of laminates tend to peel off. Since laminates are made of plastic-based resins and paper compressed under high pressure, they are a non-renewable material. Some kinds are known to emit toxic gases into the air. Browse through more modern kitchen cupboard designs