Can I build my kitchen countertop at 95cm?


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Reader's question 

"In a past article, you have mentioned that a kitchen countertop's typical height is at 90cm. However, I am quite tall for a woman (at 1.80m) so I suggested that my carpenter builds the countertop a bit higher (at 95cm). I am not quite sure about that decision and I would appreciate your input on the matter."

The sofa is dark, grey and large in measurements. What rug to choose?



Readers question:

“The flooring of my apartment is white marble with light veins. The walls are light beige. I am planning to purchase a dark grey sofa, quite large in measurements. The style of the sofa is modern. What color to choose for the rug in the living room?”

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Our advice:

The sofa will probably work as the focal point of the living room due to its large measurements and its imposing style. The dark grey color and the leatherish texture of the sofa make the furniture look quite austere. So our opinion is to opt for a lighter rug to make a modest contrast with the sofa.


What colour should I choose for a teen bedroom?


Reader's question
“I'm considering changing my bedroom's colour and I need your help. I am 16 years old and my bedroom has brown furniture and an irrelevant black TV unit that my parents won't let me throw away. Patio doors take up one wall almost completely and opposite that wall is the TV unit and a chest of drawers, so that leaves very little surface of wall uncovered. My bed and my desk take up the two remaining walls. Regarding the colours, I would like to have a two toned concept and this is where you come, because I need advice on some colour combinations. Thanks in advance”

What can I do with an empty corner in the living room?


Reader's question:

In the living room of my apartment, there is an empty corner with a window of about 70cm width. I want to do something with this corner, something practical but also taking advantage of the window.

Our suggestion:

Most apartments in contemporary cities are small.  Moreover, most users need extra storage and working spaces. So, before deciding about the decoration of this corner you have to think about your needs. Do you need extra storage and if yes, would you prefer to have shelves or drawers? Do you have tons of books? Then a practical choice is to organize a corner bookcase. How about creating a relaxing area where you could enjoy your tea with a friend? Then you could place a round table with two comfortable armchairs. Note however, that any furniture should be lower that the sill of the window.


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What colour of glass should I use on my kitchen backsplash to go with my cherry wood cupboards?


Reader’s question

"My kitchen cupboards are made of cherry wood and the countertop is white. I would like to know what colour I should use on the kitchen backsplash as well as tha cupboards’ glass doors."


How to arrange my living room so I could put a pool table?


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Reader’s question

“I have an open plan kitchen living room of 40m2 (8,30m x 4,80m) while the kitchen area is 4,80 m x 2,40 m. Opposite the kitchen on the other side of the living room there are two 2,10 m wide patio doors placed in the upper left corner of the living room on a angle. The fireplace is positioned in the lower left corner of the room. I would like to arrange the living room area around the fireplace (ideally to fit 6 people), and to ensure that I will have enough space for a pool table which could be used as a dining table as well."


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