Dining table height & dining chair height


Most dining tables are made to standard measurements.

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Standard dining table height:

The dining table has to be high enough so that there is enough clearance space between the top of the seat and the underside of the table for the sitting person to move the knees freely. Most dining tables are 28'' to 30'' (71-76 cm ) high, but the most adequate height is between 29'' to 30'' (73,5 to 76 cm).


The shades of olive-gray: The new neutrals


Usually, when we hear the word "neutral colors", most of us think immediately the shades of white and the shades of gray. It is true though, that these shades, can create an ideal neutral background, in front of which every piece of furniture, textile, decorative item, artwork is successfully highlighted.

So, when it comes to neutral backgrounds in home decoration, white and gray are certainly a safe and classic choice. However, many times these colors, can become monotonous, and boring, especially when the overal decoration is ordinary and uninteresting. What happens then? Are there any colors that could work as neutrals and at the same time make a strong statement? Simply think out of the box and opt for the new neutrals: The shades of olive-gray.

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Shuffle: A playful and modular side table


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Design: Mia Hamborg

Manufacturer:&Tradition &Tradition 

Materials of the multicolor table: Lacquered MDF, solid oak & beech

Materials of the black table: Lacquered MDF, Negro Marquina Marble and solide beech

Dimensions: Ø: 450 x H: 690 mm

Design Date: 2010

Mia Hamborg is a Norwegian designer, holding a BA in Furniture design with an emphasis on wood. In her projects, one can easily identify the common principles that underlie almost all of them: function, humor and joy. 


Can I install an openable roof window of glass blocks?



Reader’s question

"Can I install a roof window made with glass blocks? The window is 80 cm wide by 100 cm high. I would like it to be top hinged.”

Our recommendation

You can’t install openable roof window with glass blocks. Roof windows are exposed to extreme weather conditions; that’s why it is absolutely necessary that their construction should ensure waterproofing and thermal insulation.

The most appropriate and economic solution is roof windows of various types and materials in standard sizes.

There are hinged/tilting/swinging roof windows, depending on your needs and desires.

Roof windows have double glazing and they can be equipped with integrated shading (blinds, etc.), manually or powered operated.

They let in plenty of natural light and enable natural ventilation and sound proofing.

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What kind of curtain fabric to choose for different types of curtains (e.g. sliding panels and roman blinds)?


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Reader’s question

"In my living room I have two French doors and a window. I was thinking to choose curtains or sliding panels for the doors and roman panels for the window. I am wondering if roman panels match the curtains. Should I pick the same fabric for both types of curtains since they are all in the same room?"


What is the standard size of internal doors in UK?


Reader's question:

"Hi. I am an interior design student in UK and I would like to know what are the standard sizes of internal sinlge doors? I have searched in several books, but I got confused with the plethora of data."

Our answer:

The width of a door is determined by its use and the room  into which leads. According to the book architect's Data by Ernst and Peter Neufert, the minimun inside width of a door opening is 55cm. In residential spaces the standard door opening widths are as follows:

  1. Single-panel-door from main room (bedrooms, living room etc) = approximately 80cm wide
  2. Single-panel door for auxiliary rooms (bathroom) = approximately 70cm wide.

The standard sizes of internal doors in UK are as shown in the illustrations and tables below both in metric and imperial systems. The building standard size of wall apertures for doors are whole number multiples of 100mm (according to british standards).

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