Kitchen: vertical dimensions


Cupboards, drawers and shelves should suit both women and men.

Women average height = 1.65m / Men average height = 1.74m.

  • The maximum upward reach for a woman when there is a counter is around 1.95m. In general, heights between 0.75m and 1.60 are comfortable to reach. 
  • A toe recess should not be less than 0.10m height
  • The standard worktop height is 0.90m
  • Wall cupboards should not be fixed lower that 0.40m above a counter and the ideal maximum width is 0.40m.  


kitchen vertical dimension




Become an interior decorator by online/distance learning


Online learning recruits internet advantages in order to offer unique educational experiences. Today, not only you can study interior design and interior decoration at your own pace but you can even interact with the instructors and other classmates. Check, the following schools and colleges that offer online courses in interior design and interior decoration. Some of them offer accreditation and even a BA degree 

Interior decorating/design programs (online/distance learning)


Interior decorator VS interior designer


While there are similarities between an interior decorator and an interior designer and while many people confuse their careers, there are essential differences between the two. Of course, those differences do not denote necessarily that the one is superior to the other. Although, there is overlapping between the two careers, every professional, either decorator of designer, is responsible for the quality of it's work and it is on it's own hands to make its work valuable and useful.  


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Wood furniture: Types of woods


In the market, there are several varieties of wood for furniture and its has its own properties.  Generally there are two broad categories: Hardwoods and Softwoods.

Hardwoods are not necessarily harder than softwoods but usually they are, and Softwoods aren't always weaker than hardwoods. The following sections introduce you to the most common categories of woods for furniture. 


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