How often do we stand in the middle of a furniture store, completely at a loss, listen to the seller’s magnetic twitter, helplessly touch the upholstery of an inconceivably expensive sofa or a panel of suspiciously cheap wall … An unsuccessful purchase of furniture is a serious mistake, the consequences of which can affect for many years (it will soon fall apart, stick out, it turns out that this is completely unfashionable, harmful to health, and indeed, it is a pity for the money!). To prevent this from happening, we offer the following ten “commandments” to buy a sofa:
1. If you are a private buyer, be sure to sit on the sofa model you like and try to lie down. If the sofa is folding (and most likely you will buy such a sofa, try to push it apart several times. You don’t have to stand on ceremony with the sofa mechanism because you will have to do this operation more than a thousand times! Continue reading
A screen is a rather ancient invention, most of us undeservedly forgotten. This is perhaps the most unusual piece of furniture exotics brought to Europe. You will not dare to call it furniture, but rather a movable wall or a folding screen. The history of the screen begins in China. It was in China in the 7th century that screens appeared, and already in the 8th century they moved to Japan.
Screens came to Europe in the 17th century, along with fashion for everything Chinese. In the duality of its function – hiding something behind the wings, at least partially revealing it – Europeans immediately saw not only decorative effects, but also opportunities for very elegant spatial games. Particularly popular screens found in the XIX-XX centuries. The layout of the apartments of that time required dividing the living space into zones, and the screens easily coped with this task, covering with themselves what should not be seen by outsiders. Continue reading
Tops of modern kitchen are the facade of the kitchen set, the apron of the working area and the countertop. It is these three whales that create the overall concept of the kitchen interior. But if the choice of the first two is dictated in the first place by their aesthetic component, and only in the second by the functional, then the countertop is a strict symbiosis of the two principles. It would seem that aesthetics are secondary in comparison with its operational characteristics. However, the mood of the person preparing the food is extremely important. And in order to ensure a good mood for the cook, the aesthetic component of his workplace is very significant. Therefore, the kitchen worktop must be beautiful.
What is the functionality of countertops?
The worktop is a monolithic or several-piece cooker mounted on kitchen cabinets. Its thickness depends on the material of manufacture and ranges from 2 to 7 cm. Typically, a countertop consists of a base (most often plywood) and cladding. Plastic countertops, which were very popular some time ago, showed themselves not on the best side – they turned out to be extremely short-lived. Now, thanks to the development of innovative technologies in the furniture market, a significant list of materials for the manufacture of countertops for kitchen sets is offered: Continue reading