Color temperature: What the interior designer needs to know


color temperature

Color is one of the most powerfuls tools that the interior designer needs to understand. Color not only makes a place attractive and interesting but affects human phycology and behavior. 


Learning spaces for children: basic factors



OUtline for learning, kids learning spaces;

Children are a different world altogether and there world is magical and full of adventures. Interior designers will have to consider different things when designing learning spaces for children.

Some essential factors that they have to take into account are:   


Kitchen ergonomics - Dimensions on plan


Between parallel countertops allow a minimum of 1200mm. This is needed for two people to pass one another and for access when kneeling down to base cupboards. 

kitchen ergonomics, distance between counters

Minimun space between counters 


Kitchen appliances and furniture with measurements


By the term kitchen appliances we mean the cooker, the stove, the dishwasher, the refrigerator, etc. The most common kitchen furniture are the dining table, the dining chairs, the shelves, the cabinets, etc. 

Cooking Appliance (cooker)

cooking appliance dimensions measurments


Choosing and seasoning firewood


Wood burning is a low-cost way to keep our home warm. Many people choose wood as their main type of fuel. However we should choose the right type of wood for proper operation and output of the fireplace. Also we must ensure the proper firewood storage.

Wood burning is a "exothermic" reaction, in which the oxygen reacts with the wood components (carbon, hydrogen), the reaction will yield carbon dioxide and release heat.

Factors affecting combustion are the type of wood, wood density, texture and logs size. The moisture content of wood changes the heating value of the latter.

All species of wood are not suitable for combustion. Some wood types are suitable for firelighters (softwoods such as pine and spruce). Hardwoods such as oak, beech, olive tree are considered to be better for combustion. They have long burning duration because of their high density and they produce nice flame. Also yew, strawberry trees, and almond trees make good firewood.

The availability of different species of wood varies in different parts of the country.


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